Tokyo Covid-19 daily infections come down over the holiday period
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Japan and diplomacy with China: Australia, India, Japan, and America to meet
Japan and diplomacy with China: Australia, India, Japan, and America to meetKanako Mita and Lee Jay WalkerModern Tokyo TimesPrime Miniter Yoshihide Suga is the new leader of Japan. Thus, the meeting between senior officials from America, Australia, India, and Japan in Tokyo early next month will be analyzed carefully.It is known that tensions between America and China – and China and India – are far from cordial.
HM the King congratulates Yoshihide Suga on His Appointment as Japan PM
HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan, on the precious trust placed in his person to assume the presidency of his country's government.
Bookings start for trips to and from Tokyo under subsidy program
Japanese travel agencies and hotels begin accepting reservations for trips to and from Tokyo starting Oct. 1 under the government's subsidy program, which was launched in July excluding the capital due to a spike in coronavirus cases there.
A slight weekly increase in Covid-19 cases in Tokyo
A slight weekly increase in Covid-19 cases in TokyoKanako Mita and Sawako UchidaModern Tokyo TimesIn the last few weeks, the numbers of coronavirus (Covid-19) daily infections have come down in Tokyo from fresh highs in August. Yet, this week, a slight daily increase from the week before is creating concern. Hence, the second-highest alert level remains in place in Tokyo.
Mozambique and useful humanitarians in the shadow of Islamists
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Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan's first new prime minister in 8 years
71-year-old Suga will replace long-time ally Shinzo Abe who is stepping down because of his health.
Japan reaches 80,000 centenarians but Covid-19 deaths are low unlike in Europe
Japan reaches 80,000 centenarians but Covid-19 deaths are low unlike in EuropeSawako Utsumi and Lee Jay WalkerModern Tokyo TimesIn parts of Europe, many elderly people died in care homes, nursing homes, and throughout society from the coronavirus (Covid-19). This notably applies to Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Yoshihide Suga to be Japan's prime minister after winning party vote
Yoshihide Suga has taken a crucial step towards becoming Japan’s prime minister after he was comfortably elected to lead the ruling party following the resignation of Shinzo Abe.
Ebola in the DRC threatens to spread to the Republic of Congo
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Japan art and Sakai Hōitsu: Snow, the Moon, and Cherry Blossoms
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Iran executes a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man after Trump tweeted criticism of the case
Iran executes a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man after Trump tweeted criticism of the case.