Japan

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Hospitals in Japan close to collapse as serious Covid cases soar
Experts warn fatalities could rise sharply and call for state of emergency to be extended

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

19, Jan, 2021 @10:02 AM

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Tokyo's Covid outbreak adds to doubts over hosting Olympic Games
Emergency measures expanded to cover more than half of Japan’s population

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

13, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Master brewer: the woman excelling in Japan's male world of sake
Miho Imada has won international acclaim as a tôji, or master brewer of the traditional Japanese tipple

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

13, Jan, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan
Animal killed with what appeared to be exploding harpoon, after one ‘half-hearted’ attempt to free it

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

11, Jan, 2021 @7:54 AM

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Why the delay? The nations waiting to see how Covid vaccinations unfold
Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan are among those that won’t start vaccinating for months, in part to see how other populations react to the jab

Melissa Davey in Melbourne, Elle Hunt in Auckland and Justin McCurry in Tokyo

08, Jan, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Olympics official says he is not certain Tokyo Games will go ahead
IOC’s Dick Pound voices concern after host city declared state of emergency due to third wave of coronavirus

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

08, Jan, 2021 @9:13 AM

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Seoul court orders Japan to pay damages over wartime sexual slavery
Japan denounces ruling as ‘unacceptable’ as row over sexual enslavement of women in the second world war enters new chapter

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies in Seoul

08, Jan, 2021 @6:19 AM

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Spacewatch: Nasa joins Japan's mission to study sun's atmosphere
EUVST telescope will study how solar winds emanate from the sun, creating ‘space weather’

Stuart Clark

08, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Japan's PM declares state of emergency in Tokyo amid Covid crisis
Record number of coronavirus cases reported sparking fears hospitals will be overwhelmed

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

07, Jan, 2021 @3:58 PM

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Minke whale trapped in nets in Japan for two weeks
Animal rights groups demand animal’s release but locals claim its size and strong currents are making it hard to free

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

07, Jan, 2021 @5:39 AM

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Suga considers new state of emergency for Tokyo amid Covid resurgence
Japan’s capital is battling a second wave of infections, just 200 days out from hosting the already-delayed Olympic Games

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

04, Jan, 2021 @4:29 AM

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Fresh fears for Tokyo Olympics as host city sees surge in Covid-19 infections
Tokyo reported 1,300 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, a one-day high, and health experts are concerned about how the Olympics will affect an already overstretched medical infrastructure

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

01, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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