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Japan launches vaccine passports

July 26, 2021 - 18:12
Japan introduced a new vaccine passport on Monday (
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Emperor greets visiting foreign dignitaries

July 24, 2021 - 05:32
Emperor Naruhito has welcomed foreign dignitaries visiting Japan to attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. (NHK)
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Exclusive: One-On-One With Japanese PM Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

July 23, 2021 - 18:28
In his first U.S. television interview, Japanese Prime Minister Suga speaks with NBC News’ Keir Simmons about the challenges of staging the Olympics in a pandemic, relations with the Biden administration and more. (NBC News)
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Japan PM seeks faster COVID vaccine delivery from Pfizer- media

July 23, 2021 - 18:23
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga met with the CEO of Pfizer Inc on Friday, requesting faster delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, the Nikkei reported, as the Olympic host nation struggles with a slow rollout of vaccine amid a surge in infections. (
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Japan ups 2030 renewables goal in draft energy policy

July 22, 2021 - 05:24
Japan aims to hike its 2030 renewable energy target as part of efforts to slash emissions, according to draft documents released Wednesday, but activists described the planned goal as "disappointing". (AFP)
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Japanese firms targeted by China-linked hackers

July 21, 2021 - 06:51
Japanese investigative authorities have confirmed that some firms in the country were among those targeted by cyberattacks carried out by Chinese state-backed groups. (NHK)
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Japan on track to meet Covid-19 vaccination target despite speed bump

July 21, 2021 - 06:25
Japan's vaccine rollout might have hit a speed bump, but progress towards inoculating its general public by November has not been derailed, vaccine minister Taro Kono told The Straits Times. (The Straits Times)
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U.S., Japan and other allies condemn China over cyberattacks

July 20, 2021 - 03:07
The United States on Monday condemned China for using “contract hackers” to conduct cyberattacks, and said Japan, NATO, the European Union and others are similarly critical of Beijing’s “malicious” activity in cyberspace. (Japan Times)
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Suga cabinet support rate hits low of 35.9%

July 19, 2021 - 09:19
The approval rating for Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's cabinet has fallen to 35.9 percent, the lowest level since he took office last year, a Kyodo News poll showed Sunday, adding to signs of public discontent with the government's determination to hold the Tokyo Olympics despite the coronavirus pandemic. (Japan Today)
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Taiwan cancels Tokyo Olympics visit by digital minister Audrey Tang

July 18, 2021 - 17:20
TAIPEI – The Taiwanese government said Sunday it has canceled the planned visit to Japan by digital minister Audrey Tang for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. (Japan Times)
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Most major cities in Japan revise vaccine plans amid supply crunch

July 18, 2021 - 05:15
Nearly 80% of 47 prefectural capitals in Japan said they either have changed or intend to change their plans to vaccinate their local residents against COVID-19 amid a supply shortage of vaccines, a Kyodo News survey showed Saturday. (Kyodo)
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Anti-Olympics Protester Dragged Away in Tokyo as Japan Gears Up for 2020 Games

July 18, 2021 - 04:59
As Japan's Olympic Games draw ever closer, protests against the tournament are intensifying. (On Demand News)
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Japan to deploy F-35B fighters to bolster Nansei Islands defense

July 17, 2021 - 09:29
Japan's Self-Defense Forces will deploy state-of-the-art F-35B stealth fighters in southwestern Miyazaki Prefecture, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said Friday, as the country ramps up defenses around its Nansei Islands. (Nikkei)
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Super Crazy Kun’s election win deemed invalid a second time

July 16, 2021 - 09:08
After a hard-fought election win last January, 2021 was gearing up to the year of Councilman Super Crazy Kun. (Japan Today)
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China hits back at Japan over Taiwan warning

July 15, 2021 - 02:16
China said Japan was ‘wrong and irresponsible’ to interfere in its internal affairs after Tokyo named Beijing’s increased military activity around Taiwan as its top national security concern in its annual defense review. (Reuters)
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Suga apologizes for asking wholesalers to facilitate alcohol ban

July 15, 2021 - 02:10
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologized Wednesday for his administration's controversial request that drinks wholesalers stop supplying liquor to restaurants and bars that have defied an alcohol sales ban aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. (Japan Today)
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Suga, Bach vow to make Olympics safe and secure

July 15, 2021 - 02:02
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has expressed his determination to make the upcoming Tokyo Olympics safe and secure by taking all possible measures against the coronavirus. (NHK)
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Jill Biden will travel to Tokyo to attend the opening of the Summer Olympics.

July 14, 2021 - 06:03
Jill Biden, the first lady, will travel to Japan next week to attend the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, scheduled for July 23, her office said on Tuesday. (
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Govt. to cancel request to liquor dealers

July 14, 2021 - 05:59
Japan's government is planning to cancel its request for liquor vendors to stop supplying bars and restaurants that continue to serve alcohol even under a coronavirus state of emergency or focused restrictions. (NHK)
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Japan warns Taiwan tensions pose 'regional security risk'

July 14, 2021 - 05:52
In an annual Defense Ministry paper adopted on Tuesday by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's Cabinet, Japan's government expressed alarm about China and its growing military assertiveness in the region. (
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