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July 06, 2020
Tokyo Olympics seek COVID-19 defenses, but what exactly?
As the president of the Tokyo Olympics, Yoshiro Mori knows experts will have to come up with defenses against COVID-19 for ...
July 06, 2020
Tokyo governor, Abe say they'll cooperate on virus, Olympics
Tokyo’s governor and her political rival, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, agreed Monday to cooperate on handling the ...
July 05, 2020
Tokyo governor wins 2nd term, buoyed by handling of virus
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has won a second term to head the Japanese capital, propelled to an election victory Sunday by public ...
July 04, 2020
Heavy rain floods southern Japan; over a dozen presumed dead
Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, ...
June 30, 2020
Japan to boost space cooperation with US in revised policy
Japan said Monday it will step up its defense capability in space and improve its ability to detect and track missiles, while ...
June 26, 2020
Japan confirms its scrapping US missile defense system
Japan’s National Security Council has endorsed plans to cancel the deployment of two costly land-based U.S. missile defense ...
June 23, 2020
Japanese island marks 75 years since Battle of Okinawa
Residents on Okinawa prayed for peace and remembered lost loved ones Tuesday on the 75th anniversary of the end of one of ...
June 19, 2020
Tokyo gov seeks 2nd term, says Japan unprepared for pandemic
Japan may have contained its coronavirus outbreaks for now but the country needs better crisis management and a digital ...
June 17, 2020
North Korea destroys empty liaison office with South
North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office building just north of the heavily armed border with South Korea on ...
June 16, 2020
Japan to scrap costly land-based US missile defense system
Japan's Defense Ministry said Monday that it has decided to stop unpopular plans to deploy two costly land-based U.S.
June 06, 2020
Japan advocate for daughter, others abducted to NKorea dies
Shigeru Yokota, a Japanese campaigner for the return of his daughter and more than a dozen others who were abducted to North ...
May 30, 2020
Nations ease more restrictions, air travel opening up more
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments ...
May 30, 2020
The Latest: West Indies cricket cutting pay by 50%
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cricket West Indies has announced a ...
May 27, 2020
Japan OKs funds for $1.1T stimulus to fight pandemic woes
Japan’s Cabinet approved a proposed 32 trillion yen ($296 billion) supplementary budget on Wednesday to help fund $1.
May 26, 2020
Asian shares up as recovery hopes overshadow virus worries
Shares rose in Asia on Tuesday as some regions in Japan resumed close-to-normal business activity, with hopes for economic ...
May 26, 2020
Asia Today: South Korea to require masks on transit, flights
South Koreans will be required to wear masks when using public transportation and taxis nationwide starting Tuesday as ...
May 25, 2020
Japan lifts coronavirus emergency in all remaining areas
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other remaining areas on Monday, ...
May 21, 2020
Asia Today: Australia lets woman travel to see dying sister
A New Zealand woman has been reunited with her dying sister in Australia after gaining an exemption from pandemic travel ...
May 08, 2020
Asia Today: SKorea advises clubs to close, may delay schools
South Korea on Friday advised nightclubs and hostess bars to close for a month and may delay the reopening of schools after ...
May 04, 2020
Asia Today: Vietnam schools reopen, New Zealand hits zero
Students across Vietnam started returning to their classrooms Monday that had been closed to curb the coronavirus. “I am so ...
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