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Top Japan medic urges nationwide state of emergency amid COVID surge

Aug 03 2021

TOKYO The head of the Japan Medical Association called on Tuesday for a nationwide state of emergency to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases in Olympics host city Tokyo and elsewhere, Kyodo news agency said, as worries grow about a strained healthcare system. | Video

Japanese anti-Olympics campaign gains traction as pandemic simmers

May 07 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -More than 230,000 people have signed a Japanese petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled in the two days since it was launched online, as public concerns mount over holding the showpiece event during a pandemic. | Video

Don't be silent: How a 22-year-old woman helped bring down the Tokyo Olympics chief

Feb 18 2021

TOKYO When a 22-year-old Japanese college student launched an online campaign against the powerful Tokyo Olympics chief and the sexist remarks he made, she was not sure it would go very far. | Video

Don't be silent: How a 22-year-old woman helped bring down the Tokyo Olympics chief

Feb 18 2021

TOKYO When a 22-year-old Japanese college student launched an online campaign against the powerful Tokyo Olympics chief and the sexist remarks he made, she was not sure it would go very far. | Video

Don't be silent: How a 22-year-old woman helped bring down the Tokyo Olympics chief

Feb 18 2021

TOKYO When a 22-year-old Japanese college student launched an online campaign against the powerful Tokyo Olympics chief and the sexist remarks he made, she was not sure it would go very far. | Video

Japan ramps up ultra-cold freezer output ahead of vaccine roll-out

Feb 01 2021

TOKYO, Feb 1 Japanese companies are ramping up production of ultra-cold freezers to store and deliver COVID-19 vaccines, as Japan aims to launch vaccinations in the country as soon as February.

Tuna goes for $200,000 at Tokyo market's New Year auction

Jan 05 2021

TOKYO A bluefin tuna sold for 20.8 million yen ($202,197) in the first auction of the new year at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market on Tuesday when it reopened after the holiday break.

Japanese artist creates ramen face mask to complement fogged glasses

Sep 24 2020

SYDNEY Japanese artist Takahiro Shibata's glasses are fogging up because of his face mask - a problem familiar to many spectacles wearers during the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Third crewman from cattle ship rescued on lifeboat off Japan

Sep 04 2020

TOKYO/SINGAPORE A third crewman from a ship that capsized this week off Japan with more than 40 crew and a cargo of cattle on board was found alive on Friday after he was spotted by a search plane, Japan's coastguard said. | Video

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