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New Japan PM Suga crafts 'continuity cabinet', pledges reform

16 Sep 2020

TOKYO Yoshihide Suga became Japan's first new prime minister in nearly eight years on Wednesday, pledging to contain COVID-19 and push reforms after retaining about half of predecessor Shinzo Abe's lineup in his cabinet. | Video

Typhoon Haishen threatens Korea after battering Japan

07 Sep 2020

SEOUL/TOKYO South Korea hunkered down as Typhoon Haishen rolled northwards along the country's east coast on Monday, a day after the powerful storm battered Japan's southern islands, where four people are missing following a landslide. | Video

Typhoon Haishen heads toward Korea after battering Japan

07 Sep 2020

SEOUL/TOKYO, Sept 7 South Korea hunkered down for the arrival of Typhoon Haishen on Monday, after the powerful storm battered Japan's southern islands but appeared to pass through without major damage or casualties.

Backroom deals, old-school politics help rise of Japan's likely new premier

03 Sep 2020

TOKYO Japan's ruling party has yet to vote on a successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe but his loyal lieutenant looks set to win the post, the result of backroom manoeuvring and bargaining that began months before Abe said he'd quit over ill health.

RPT-UPDATE 2-Japan's Abe faces anger over tourism subsidy as Tokyo COVID-19 cases hit record

17 Jul 2020

* $16 billion "Go To" tourism campaign a flagship for revival

Japan's Abe faces anger over tourism subsidy as Tokyo COVID-19 cases hit record

17 Jul 2020

TOKYO The Japanese government is facing potentially damaging blowback after excluding Tokyo residents from a multibillion dollar campaign aimed at reviving domestic tourism, even as the capital on Friday reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases.

Tokyo residents angered by exclusion from domestic travel subsidy

17 Jul 2020

TOKYO The Japanese government faced blowback on Friday after barring Tokyo residents from claiming a travel subsidy that is aimed at reviving a domestic tourism industry hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo residents angered by exclusion from domestic travel subsidy

17 Jul 2020

TOKYO, July 17 The Japanese government faced blowback on Friday after barring Tokyo residents from claiming a travel subsidy that is aimed at reviving a domestic tourism industry hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Masks, disinfectant, social distancing: Japan responds to disaster amid coronavirus

12 Jul 2020

(This July 8 story corrects name of prefecture to Kumamoto from Kumomoto in paragraph 9) | Video

In Tokyo, a temple offers pandemic-hit Vietnamese workers a safe haven

07 Jul 2020

TOKYO A few hours after sundown last week, Thi Tu Luong dragged her suitcase down a side street in Tokyo's business district, looking for the temple that would take her in for the night.

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