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Tokyo, Japan central government reach agreement over coronavirus shutdowns

TOKYO: Tokyo and Japan’s central government have resolved a high-profile feud over what businesses should shut down during a month-long emergency to fight the new coronavirus, the city’s governor said, clearing the way for an announcement on Friday. The rift

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Japan PM Abe set to declare state of emergency as soon as Tuesday

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will declare a state of emergency as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading across the country, the Yomiuri newspaper reported, as the cumulative number of infections topped 1,000 in

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COVID-19: Tokyo Disneyland closed till mid-March

TOKYO: Tokyo Disneyland will be closed starting from tomorrow till March 15 due to concerns about coronavirus infections spreading in Japan, its operator said today, leaving all of Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) theme parks in Asia temporarily shut. Both Tokyo

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Japanese minister Koizumi’s first child born, paternity leave looms

Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi, who has said he will take paternity leave here in a rare move for a Japanese man, announced today the birth of his first child: a boy. Koizumi, son of charismatic former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi and

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Japan minister Koizumi to take paternity leave, aims to be role model

Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi today announced he would take paternity leave, as he aims to become a role model for the country’s working fathers. Koizumi, son of charismatic former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi and seen as a future leader

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South Korea, Japan, China leaders to promote North Korea-US dialogue

China, Japan and South Korea have agreed to work together to promote dialogue between the United States and North Korea, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said today following a summit between the three countries in China. North Korea has set

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North Korea test-fires missiles to pressure US

Breaking a month-long lull in missile tests, North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast yesterday in what appeared to be the latest try out of its new multiple rocket launchers, South Korea’s military said.

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Japanese flood disaster frays resilience of elderly victims

DATE, Japan: When a river in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture overflowed on Sunday at the height of Typhoon Hagibis, 700 homes were flooded, many belonging to elderly residents too frail to clean up and repair their water-logged houses. Fukushima is no

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Typhoon Hagibis: Rescuers slog through mud as death toll rises to 74

The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 74 as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of homes remained without power or water.

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Japan sends troops to help victims of Typhoon Hagibis

NAGANO: Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers yesterday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history. At least 30 people were killed in

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