Tokyo To Confirm More Than 3,000 New Covid Cases

Tokyo to confirm more than 3,000 new Covid cases

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is expected on Wednesday to confirm more than 3,000 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital for the first time.

Tokyo is set to mark a record daily high for two days in a row, following Tuesday's tally of 2,848.

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3 Prefs. Near Tokyo To Seek Emergency Declaration

3 prefs. near Tokyo to seek emergency declaration

The governor of Kanagawa Prefecture says the prefecture is likely in the near future to ask the central government, jointly with Saitama and Chiba Prefectures, for a coronavirus state of emergency declaration for the three prefectures surrounding Tokyo.

Kanagawa Prefecture's daily reported new virus cases hit 758 on Tuesday, topping the 700 mark for the first time since January 21. The figure has also been higher than that of a week ago for 22 days in a row.

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Govt. To Respond If 3 Prefs. Ask For Declaration

Govt. to respond if 3 prefs. ask for declaration

Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu says the government will swiftly consider declaring a coronavirus state of emergency for three prefectures neighboring Tokyo if they request it.

Kato told reporters on Wednesday that the government is working to share views with Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures on the spread of infections, availability of medical care and the effectiveness of anti-virus measures.

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Nepartak Makes Landfall In Miyagi Prefecture

Nepartak makes landfall in Miyagi Prefecture

Tropical storm Nepartak made landfall on the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan on Wednesday morning.

The Meteorological Agency says Nepartak landed around Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture at 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

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Tokyo Reports Highest Daily Covid Cases Ever

Tokyo reports highest daily COVID cases ever

Officials in Tokyo confirmed over 2,800 new infections of the coronavirus on Tuesday. That's the highest daily tally in the capital ever.

The number increased more than 1,400 from last Tuesday, topping 2,000 for the first time in over six months. The spike comes as Tokyo remains under a fourth state of emergency.

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Nepartak Makes Landfall In Northeastern Japan

Nepartak makes landfall in northeastern Japan

Tropical storm Nepartak made landfall on the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan on Wednesday morning.

The Meteorological Agency says Nepartak was spotted around Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The agency says the storm was heading north.

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Govt. To Speed Up Vaccine Rollout As Cases Surge

Govt. to speed up vaccine rollout as cases surge

The Japanese government plans to try to speed up the coronavirus vaccine rollout among the younger generations to curb a resurgence of the virus. This comes as new daily cases hit a record in Tokyo.

The capital reported 2,848 new infections on Tuesday. Tokyo is now hosting the Olympic Games. The capital is under a coronavirus state of emergency.

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Okinawa To Permit Removal Of Coral From Base Site

Okinawa to permit removal of coral from base site

NHK has learned that Japan's Okinawa Prefecture plans to allow the central government to remove corals from the waters where reclamation work is being done to relocate a US military base.

This comes after the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit that Okinawa filed in an attempt to block a request made by the Defense Ministry's local bureau. The request was in connection with the relocation of the Marine Corps Futenma Air Station.

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Nepartak Expected To Make Landfall In Tohoku

Nepartak expected to make landfall in Tohoku

Tropical storm Nepartak is likely to make landfall on the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan on Wednesday morning.

The Meteorological Agency says Nepartak was spotted 100 kilometers southeast of Ishinomaki City in Miyagi Prefecture at 3 a.m. on Wednesday. The agency says the storm was heading north.

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Nepartak Likely To Make Landfall Wednesday Morning

Nepartak likely to make landfall Wednesday morning

Tropical storm Nepartak is likely to make landfall on the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan on Wednesday morning.

The Meteorological Agency says Nepartak was spotted 170 kilometers east of Mito City in Ibaraki Prefecture at 9 p.m. on Tuesday. The agency says the storm was heading north.

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Northern Japan Sites Added To World Heritage List

Northern Japan sites added to World Heritage list

UNESCO has added a cluster of archaeological sites dotted across the northern Japanese prefectures of Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate and Akita to its list of World Cultural Heritage sites.

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee decided on the registration of the sites during an online meeting on Tuesday.

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Nepartak Likely To Make Landfall Wednesday

Nepartak likely to make landfall Wednesday

Tropical storm Nepartak is likely to make landfall on the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan on Wednesday.

The Meteorological Agency says Nepartak was spotted 140 kilometers east of Choshi City in Chiba Prefecture at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, heading north-northwest.

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Nepartak Approaching Japan, May Make Landfall

Nepartak approaching Japan, may make landfall

Tropical storm Nepartak is approaching Japan. Weather officials say it will make landfall in northeastern Japan from late Tuesday to early Wednesday.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says Nepartak was spotted above waters east of Japan 6 a.m. Japan time on Tuesday, while heading west-southwest at a slow speed.

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