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U.S. business body urges Japan to end 'double standard' re-entry rules

14 Jul 2020

TOKYO A U.S. business body has asked Japan to eliminate "double standard" re-entry rules and treat all residents returning to the country equally during the COVID-19 pandemic regardless of their nationality.

With one year to go, experts warn of high-risk Tokyo Olympics amid pandemic

10 Jul 2020

TOKYO With just over a year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, medical experts say the event could pose a grave health risk to the Japanese public, predicting that few people will have coronavirus antibodies and that vaccines will not be widely available. | Video

RPT-With one year to go, experts warn of high-risk Tokyo Olympics amid pandemic

10 Jul 2020

TOKYO, July 10 With just over a year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, medical experts say the event could pose a grave health risk to the Japanese public, predicting that few people will have coronavirus antibodies and that vaccines will not be widely available.

Tokyo governor re-elected after plaudits for COVID-19 response - exit poll

05 Jul 2020

TOKYO Yuriko Koike was re-elected Tokyo governor on Sunday, according to an exit poll released by public broadcaster NHK, after winning over voters with her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Japanese capital.

Flood death toll hits 20 as Japan warned of more rainfall

05 Jul 2020

TOKYO The death toll from floods and landslides unleashed by torrential rains on Japan's southern island of Kyushu rose to 20 on Sunday, with 14 people missing, NHK public TV said.

Incumbent Koike seen ahead as Tokyo votes for governor amid pandemic

05 Jul 2020

TOKYO, July 5 Voters in Tokyo went to the polls on Sunday to elect their governor, with incumbent Yuriko Koike forecast to clinch a victory, as Japan's capital struggles with rebounding coronavirus infections and prepares for next year's Olympics.

Former Japanese justice minister, lawmaker wife arrested for suspected vote-buying

18 Jun 2020

TOKYO A former Japanese justice minister and his lawmaker wife were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of vote-buying, prosecutors said, in a serious blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he struggles with falling public support.

Japan aims to launch coronavirus contact tracking app next week

12 Jun 2020

TOKYO Japan aims to launch a smartphone app based on technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google next week to help curb the spread of coronavirus by tracking close contact with those infected, the health ministry said on Friday.

Japan eyes partial reopening to business trips - Yomiuri daily

11 Jun 2020

TOKYO Japan may restart business trips to and from Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and Thailand in the next few months, easing an entry ban to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the Yomiuri daily said on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Japan eyes partial reopening to business trips - Yomiuri daily

11 Jun 2020

TOKYO, June 11 Japan may restart business trips to and from Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and Thailand in the next few months, easing an entry ban to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, the Yomiuri daily said on Thursday.

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