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Tokyo to be under virus emergency throughout Olympics: Japan PM

TOKYO: Japan‘s government on Thursday announced a new virus state of emergency stretching throughout the Tokyo Olympics, as reports said organisers could bar fans from almost all events at the Games. “We will impose the state of emergency in Tokyo,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said at a government meeting on infection measures. “The period will be until August 22.” Source ...

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Japan to ship another 1.1M AstraZeneca doses to Taiwan

In this June 4, 2021, file photo released by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, workers unload vaccines from a plane from Japan at the airport at the international Airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Tuesday, July 6, 2021, that some 1.1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine is set for shipment on Thursday as the self-governing ...

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Survivor window closing in Japan landslide, 24 unaccounted for

TOKYO: More than 1,000 soldiers and rescue workers joined an increasingly desperate search on Tuesday for survivors in a Japanese resort town devastated by a landslide three days ago. Four people have been confirmed dead after the disaster in Atami in central Japan and officials said they were still unable to clarify the fate or whereabouts of 24 other residents. ...

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Fears grow for dozens in landslide-hit Japan town

ATAMI: Rescue teams trawled on Monday through muddy debris in a landslide-hit Japanese holiday town looking for survivors, as concerns grew that dozens of people may be missing. Soldiers and emergency workers used hand-held poles and mechanical diggers in the desperate search, two days after a torrent of earth slammed down a mountainside and through part of the hot-spring resort ...

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2 dead, 20 missing after mudslide rips through Japan town

Houses are damaged by mudslide following heavy rain at Izusan district in Atami, west of Tokyo, Saturday, July 3, 2021. A powerful mudslide carrying a deluge of black water and debris crashed into rows of houses in a town west of Tokyo following heavy rains on Saturday, leaving multiple people missing, officials said. (AP) TOKYO: A gush of mud that ...

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Myanmar torches over half-billion dollar drugs stash

YANGON: Myanmar authorities torched over half a billion dollars worth of narcotics across the country on Saturday, sending opium, heroin and methamphetamine up in smoke as experts warn smugglers have adapted to Covid-19 travel restrictions and are back in business. Sacks of green-brown cannabis were stacked high at a compound in the commercial capital Yangon, alongside bin-liner-sized bags of red-pink ...

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Japan says China’s military strategy unclear, of serious concern

BRUSSELS: Japan said on Thursday China’s military intentions are unclear and its armed forces’ rapid expansion is of serious concern, circumstances that require Europe, the United States and other Asian nations to come together to stand up to Beijing. “China has been in beefing up its military capacity very rapidly and we are not sure what the Chinese intentions are,” ...

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Japan lifting virus emergency one month before Olympics

TOKYO: Japan’s government on Thursday approved lifting Tokyo‘s virus emergency just over a month before the Olympics, but set new restrictions that could sharply limit fans at Games events. The state of emergency in place in Tokyo began in late April and largely limits bar and restaurant opening hours and bans them from selling alcohol. That measure will now end ...

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Japan to lift virus emergency one month before Olympics

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Japan plans to lift Tokyo’s virus emergency on June 20, a month before the Olympics, the government announced Thursday as reports said only 10,000 spectators would be allowed at Games events. Tokyo and several other parts of the country have been under a virus emergency since April 25, with the measure forcing the early closure of ...

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