Tokyo Reports 304 New Infections On Sunday

Tokyo reports 304 new infections on Sunday

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 304 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday.

The figure is down 47 from a week ago, after posting a week-on-week increase for the first time in 30 days on Saturday.

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Suga, Moon Briefly Exchange Words In Britain

Suga, Moon briefly exchange words in Britain

South Korea's presidential office says President Moon Jae-in had a brief conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide at the venue of the Group of Seven Summit in Britain.

The presidential office says Moon came across Suga on Saturday, as Moon was invited to the G7 summit as a guest.

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Suga, Macron Agree On Stronger Ties

Suga, Macron agree on stronger ties

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed on closer cooperation in security, technology, and North Korea.

The two leaders met for about half an hour on Saturday after the second-day of discussions at the Group of Seven Summit in Britain.

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Biden Expresses Support For Suga Over Tokyo Games

Biden expresses support for Suga over Tokyo Games

The US president has expressed support for the Japanese prime minister's commitment to the upcoming Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Joe Biden and Suga Yoshihide spoke one-on-one in Cornwall, Britain, on Saturday. They are currently attending a Group of Seven summit there.

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Suga Expresses Concerns Over China's Actions

Suga expresses concerns over China's actions

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has conveyed his concerns over China's activities and human rights situation to other Group of Seven leaders.

On the second day of the G7 summit in Britain, more than one of the leaders mentioned China.

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Hong Kongers Hold Rally In Tokyo

Hong Kongers hold rally in Tokyo

Hong Kongers living in Japan have taken to the streets of Tokyo to protest the Hong Kong and Chinese governments' attempt to stop the democracy movement in the territory.

Over 200 demonstrators gathered at a park in central Tokyo's Shinjuku district on Saturday.

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Tokyo Reports 467 New Infections On Sat.

Tokyo reports 467 new infections on Sat.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 467 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday.

The figure is up 31 from a week ago, after posting a week-on-week decline for 29 straight days.

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Over 30% Of Japan's Elderly Receive 1st Virus Shot

Over 30% of Japan's elderly receive 1st virus shot

Data released by the Japanese government shows over 30 percent of Japan's elderly population has received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine.

Japan's vaccine rollout started in February, initially targeting healthcare workers. It was expanded in April to include people who will turn 65 years old in the currently fiscal year or older.

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Tokyo Games Organizers Estimate 7 New Cases A Day

Tokyo Games organizers estimate 7 new cases a day

The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are estimating that there could be around seven new cases of COVID-19 per day among people involved in the Games.

The figure was presented on Friday at a meeting with experts to discuss anti-coronavirus measures.

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Johnson Backs Tokyo Games

Johnson backs Tokyo Games

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed support for holding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in talks with Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide.

The two spoke on Friday on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Cornwall, Britain.

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Expert: Games Organizers Should Consider Risks

Expert: Games organizers should consider risks

The head of the Japanese government's coronavirus advisory panel says the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics should fully recognize infection risks that will arise from holding the Games this summer.

Omi Shigeru was speaking at a Lower House committee meeting on Friday.

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Tokyo Reports 435 New Infections

Tokyo reports 435 new infections

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 435 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday.

The figure is down 37 from a week ago. The daily tally in the capital has posted a week-on-week decline for 29 straight days.

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Japan Diet Urges Who To Let Taiwan Attend Assembly

Japan Diet urges WHO to let Taiwan attend assembly

The Upper House of Japan's Diet has adopted a resolution calling for Taiwan to be able to participate in the annual assembly of the World Health Organization as an observer.

The House on Friday unanimously passed the resolution submitted by a nonpartisan group of lawmakers.

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Kajiyama: Ministry Awaits Toshiba's Response

Kajiyama: Ministry awaits Toshiba's response

Japan's economy minister says he is waiting for Toshiba to respond to a report accusing his ministry of colluding with the company to obstruct a proposal by an activist shareholder.

The Economy, Trade and Industry Minister, Kajiyama Hiroshi, made the comment after an independent panel of lawyers chosen by Toshiba's top shareholder, Effissimo Capital Management, released a report on Thursday.

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