Australian Softball Team Opens Training To Public

Australian softball team opens training to public

Australia's softball team, which is currently training in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics, has invited the public to watch them practice.

The Australian women's softball team has been based in Ota City, Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, since June 1.

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Non - Confidence Motion Submitted Against Suga

Non-confidence motion submitted against Suga

Japanese opposition parties in the Lower House of the Diet submitted a non-confidence motion on Tuesday morning against Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide's Cabinet.

The leaders of four opposition parties, including the Constitutional Democratic Party, agreed on Monday to introduce the motion.

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Vaccination Centers To Accept Younger People

Vaccination centers to accept younger people

The state-run, large-scale coronavirus vaccination sites in Tokyo and Osaka will begin offering shots to younger people.

Vaccinations for people aged 65 or older are underway at the venues, which are operated by the Defense Ministry. But the sites have plenty of free slots through June 27.

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Suga To Face No - Confidence Motion From Opposition

Suga to face no-confidence motion from opposition

Japanese opposition parties are set to introduce a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide's Cabinet on Tuesday.

The leaders of the four opposition parties, including Constitutional Democratic Party, agreed to introduce the motion.

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Ioc Officials Arriving In Japan For Coordination

IOC officials arriving in Japan for coordination

The International Olympic Committee official in charge of coordination for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics arrived in Japan on Tuesday for final preparations.

IOC Coordination Commission Chair John Coates will start working with officials on site after undergoing a three-day quarantine.

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Ioc Officials To Arrive In Japan For Coordination

IOC officials to arrive in Japan for coordination

The International Olympic Committee official in charge of coordination for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is due to arrive in Japan on Tuesday for final preparations.

IOC Coordination Commission Chair John Coates will start working with officials on site after undergoing a three-day quarantine.

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Emergency Declaration Winds Down As Cases Fall

Emergency declaration winds down as cases fall

The clock is winding down in Japan on the emergency declaration for Tokyo, Osaka and eight other prefectures.

Osaka's Governor is calling for intensive quasi-emergency measures if the declaration is indeed lifted on June 20.

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Suga Cabinet Disapproval Rate Highest Since Launch

Suga Cabinet disapproval rate highest since launch

An NHK opinion poll shows that 45 percent of respondents do not support Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide's Cabinet. That's the highest disapproval rating since he took office last September.

NHK conducted the telephone survey by contacting 2,131 randomly chosen people aged 18 and older over the weekend. 58 percent of them responded.

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Toshiba Board Chairperson Apologizes

Toshiba board chairperson apologizes

Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba has dropped four senior officials nominated for board and executive positions. The move comes days after an independent panel concluded that a shareholders meeting last year was not conducted fairly.

Toshiba held an extraordinary board meeting on Sunday to discuss how to respond to the report released by lawyers appointed by the company's top shareholder.

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Two Americans Plead Guilty To Helping Ghosn Escape

Two Americans plead guilty to helping Ghosn escape

Two American men accused of helping former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn flee Japan to Lebanon have pleaded guilty on the opening day of their trial in Tokyo.

Michael Taylor, a 60-year-old former Green Beret, and his 28-year-old son, Peter Taylor, appeared at the Tokyo District Court on Monday.

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Minister Visits Airlines' Vaccination Sites

Minister visits airlines' vaccination sites

Japan's transport minister has visited the sites where two major Japanese airlines are vaccinating their employees against the coronavirus.

Akaba Kazuyoshi toured the venues at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Monday.

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Govt. To Start Vaccinating Public Servants

Govt. to start vaccinating public servants

Japan's Defense Ministry says it plans to vaccinate Self-Defense Forces personnel, police and other public servants in charge of crisis management at its large-scale inoculation center in Tokyo.

The ministry is expected to begin giving coronavirus vaccine shots to such public servants from Tokyo and three nearby prefectures on Monday. Coast Guard officers are also included.

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Japan To Develop Unmanned Defense Aircraft

Japan to develop unmanned defense aircraft

Japan's Defense Ministry plans to develop unmanned aircraft equipped with artificial intelligence to support next-generation fighter jets.

The ministry is developing the successor to the F-2 fighter jets due to be retired from around 2035.

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Ana Starts Vaccinating Its Workers Against Covid

ANA starts vaccinating its workers against COVID

All Nippon Airways has begun a COVID-19 vaccination program for employees. The Japanese carrier is believed to be the first firm in the country to inoculate its workers on the job site.

It kicked off vaccinations on Sunday at a conference room in the Haneda Airport terminal building.

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