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Man arrested over deadly 2019 arson at Japan’s Kyoto Animation

05 May, 2020 10:08 am 10:08 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese man suspected of killing 36 people and injuring dozens in an arson attack at an animation studio last July was arrested on Wednesday after spending 10 months in hospital for treatment. Police had issued an arrest warrant for Shinji Aoba at the time of the fire but had been unable … Read More


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Masks too dangerous for children under two, Japan medical group says

05 May, 2020 9:26 am 9:26 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Children under the age of two shouldn’t wear masks because they can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking, a Japan medical group said, launching an urgent appeal to parents as the country reopens from the coronavirus crisis. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency for Tokyo and … Read More


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Japan lifts Tokyo’s state of emergency, eyes fresh stimulus

05 May, 2020 1:42 pm 1:42 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and four remaining areas later in the day but that it could be reimposed if the pace of infections picked up. Social distancing curbs were loosened for most of the country on May 14 … Read More


Mission of Mercy: On duty at Japan’s ‘last-chance’ hospit...

05 May, 2020 9:16 am 9:16 am

KAWASAKI, Japan (Reuters) – Two paramedics jump out the back of an idling ambulance with Tokyo plates, carefully lowering an elderly woman on a stretcher. The patient, her small face covered with an oxygen mask, disappears behind St. Marianna’s automatic doors. Another suspected COVID-19 patient has arrived. In the midst of a global pandemic, St. … Read More


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Japan expected to end state of emergency for most regions; Tokyo to remain ...

05 May, 2020 9:03 am 9:03 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is expected to lift the state of emergency for 39 of its 47 prefectures on Thursday, local media reported, while the capital Tokyo is set to keep restrictions in place until it sees a convincing containment of the coronavirus. The world’s third-largest economy declared a nationwide state of emergency a month … Read More


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Foreign workers feel the pain of ‘corona job cuts’ in Japan

05 May, 2020 9:31 am 9:31 am

TSU, Japan (Reuters) – Eight years after arriving from Brazil, Rennan Yamashita sat in a government office in central Japan, filling out forms for unemployment insurance after losing his job for the ninth or 10th time – he has lost count. Some weeks earlier, he was laid off from his job at a car parts … Read More


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Japan’s parliament to pass $241 billion extra budget to combat pandem...

04 April, 2020 9:21 am 9:21 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s parliament is set to approve on Thursday a $241 billion (£193 billion) supplementary budget to fund a record stimulus package featuring cash payouts and loans to cash-strapped firms to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic. But the deepening pain from the pandemic, which has forced residents to stay home … Read More


Japan must keep state of emergency, 2021 Olympics ‘difficult,’ ...

04 April, 2020 11:38 pm 11:38 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – It is too early to consider lifting Japan’s state of emergency over the novel coronavirus, the head of a powerful physicians’ lobby said on Tuesday, adding Tokyo would find it tough to host next year’s Olympics without an effective vaccine. The comments by the Japan Medical Association (JMA) chief highlight concerns over … Read More


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No clarity yet on how cost of postponing Olympics will be shared with Japan...

04 April, 2020 8:59 am 8:59 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – The financial impact of postponing the Summer Games by a year is still being worked out, the International Olympic Committee said, noting that Japan and the IOC were responsible for their respective share of the costs in line with their contract. In a statement updated on April 20, the IOC said Prime … Read More


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Japan urges citizens to isolate as reports warn of 400,000 deaths

04 April, 2020 5:20 pm 5:20 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan urged its citizens on Wednesday to stay home, as media reports warned that as many as 400,000 of them could die of the coronavirus without urgent action, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under pressure to hand out more cash. Japan, which tests only people with symptoms of the coronavirus, has … Read More


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Japan declares coronavirus emergency, approves near $1 trillion stimulus

04 April, 2020 4:59 pm 4:59 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency to fight new coronavirus infections in major population centres and unveiled a stimulus package he described as among the world’s biggest to soften the economic blow. The state of emergency, giving authorities more power to press people to stay at … Read More


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China’s Hubei province reports four new coronavirus deaths as of Apri...

04 April, 2020 9:35 am 9:35 am

BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 31 new confirmed coronavirus cases, including two locally transmitted infections, the country’s National Health Commission said on Friday. Mainland China also reported four new deaths as of Thursday, all in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak began, the commission said in a statement. The total number of infections now … Read More


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Japan announces aid worth of $2 million for Pakistan to tackle coronavirus

04 April, 2020 6:28 pm 6:28 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Japan announced aid worth of $2 million for Pakistan to tackle novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This was announced by Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar thorugh its social media micro-blogging website twitter. The minister thanked the government of Japan for giving Pakistan a generous grant to help the fight against … Read More


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With Japan on brink of coronavirus emergency, Tokyo could keep schools clos...

04 April, 2020 9:52 am 9:52 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan remains on the brink of a state of emergency as the rate of new coronavirus cases accelerates across the country, its top government spokesman said on Wednesday, amid reports the capital may order public schools to stay closed for a second month. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that controlling … Read More


Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics

03 March, 2020 10:36 pm 10:36 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – The postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until Aug. 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee said on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to plan and prepare for them properly this year. The Games were postponed last week – the … Read More