Japan

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Tokyo 2020 will allow up to 10,000 domestic fans into Olympic venues
Up to 10,000 Japanese fans will be allowed into Olympic venues at Tokyo 2020 despite warnings from health experts

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

21, Jun, 2021 @9:52 AM

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Japan eases Tokyo’s Covid restrictions as it prepares for Olympics
Relaxed measures in capital and several other regions will focus on early closure of bars and restaurants

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

17, Jun, 2021 @11:27 AM

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The Reason I Jump review – an empathic study of nonverbal autism
Documentary inspired by Japanese teenager’s bestselling book takes us into the world of young neurodivergent people across the world

Peter Bradshaw

16, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘Our fight is more visible’: Goldman environment prize winners see shift in political winds
This year’s winners include a Japanese coal fighter, a Vietnamese protector of pangolins and a Peruvian forest defender

Jonathan Watts

15, Jun, 2021 @7:30 AM

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South Korea-Japan ties sour amid fresh military drills near disputed islands
Meeting of leaders at G7 reportedly cancelled over Seoul’s decision to stage exercises around Dokdo islands, which are also claimed by Tokyo

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

15, Jun, 2021 @5:43 AM

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Scott Morrison inks G7 deals with Japan and Germany to develop lower-emissions technology
PM resists pressure to commit Australia to 2050 climate deadline as he talks up hydrogen, LNG and carbon capture and storage

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

13, Jun, 2021 @10:00 PM

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‘Claims could run into billions’: the interests at stake if Olympics in Japan were cancelled
IOC officials have avoided any mention of the commercial forces driving the Tokyo Games towards their 23 July opening date

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

10, Jun, 2021 @2:16 AM

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Team GB steps up Covid jab programme amid fears Japan will put UK on red list
The British Olympic Association has reacted to speculation that Japan could place the UK on its red list by revealing that 86% of Team GB has already had at least one Covid vaccine

Sean Ingle

08, Jun, 2021 @8:53 PM

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Tokyo cornered into going ahead with Games, says Olympic official
Member of Japanese Olympic Committee criticises IOC and says Games will leave a ‘bitter taste’

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

04, Jun, 2021 @10:18 AM

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UK reports 5,274 new cases; Italy opens vaccinations for all over-12s – as it happened
UK also reports 18 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test; After a slow start, Italy has now given 35m doses to adults

Nadeem Badshah (now); Mattha Busby, Damien Gayle ,Martin Belam ,Helen Davidson (earlier)

03, Jun, 2021 @11:38 PM

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Olympics chief says Games will proceed after Covid official voices concerns
Organisers remain bullish despite senior medical adviser saying holding Games during coronavirus pandemic was ‘not normal’

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

03, Jun, 2021 @5:11 AM

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UK to start negotiations to join Asia-Pacific CPTPP trade treaty
Joining is central plank of Liz Truss’s plan to refocus UK trade relationships post-Brexit

Phillip Inman

02, Jun, 2021 @6:26 PM

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