Myanmar jails local journalist, to free Japanese reporter

(Reuters) -A Myanmar journalist who reported on anti-junta protests has been jailed for three years for incitement, his news organisation said, while authorities on Thursday announced a twice-arrested Japanese reporter would be freed.

Japanese towns drop plans to host Olympic athletes - Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) -Dozens of Japanese towns have abandoned plans to host Olympic athletes because of concern they will overburden stretched medical resources amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Thursday.

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