People Urge Japan To Ratify Un Nuclear Ban Treaty

People urge Japan to ratify UN nuclear ban treaty

People campaigning in Hiroshima have started collecting signatures to urge the Japanese government to sign and ratify the UN treaty banning nuclear arms. The treaty will come into force in January.

A group of about 30 people appealed for support near Peace Memorial Park in the western city on Saturday. Visitors were seen responding to their calls.

Protesters Urge Japan To Ratify Nuclear Ban Treaty

Protesters urge Japan to ratify nuclear ban treaty

Protesters in Nagasaki held a monthly sit-in protest, calling on Japan to ratify the UN nuclear ban treaty.

About 90 people, including survivors of the US nuclear bombing of Nagasaki in 1945, gathered at the city's Peace Park on Monday.

Hibakusha Urge Japan To Join Nuclear Ban Treaty

Hibakusha urge Japan to join nuclear ban treaty

Survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and peace groups are launching a signature campaign to urge the Japanese government to ratify a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will enter into force in January after reaching the necessary 50 ratifications earlier this month. But Japan is among the countries that have not signed the treaty. Nuclear powers, including the United States, Russia and China, have not joined the pact.

Nagasaki Begins Countdown To Un Nuclear Ban Treaty

Nagasaki begins countdown to UN nuclear ban treaty

The atomic-bombed city of Nagasaki has set up a countdown board to mark the number of days until next year's UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons goes into effect.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons reached the necessary 50 ratifications on Saturday.

Japan To Add 14 More Nations To Entry Ban List

Japan to add 14 more nations to entry ban list

The Japanese government has decided to deny the entry of foreign nationals from an additional 14 countries to step up its coronavirus measures at ports of entry.

The government made the decision at a taskforce meeting on Monday. It will ban the entry of non-Japanese citizens who have been in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Djibouti, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Christopher and Nevis, and Barbados within 14 days before their arrival in Japan. The ban will take effect on Wednesday.

Japan To Add Over 10 Nations To Entry Ban List

Japan to add over 10 nations to entry ban list

Japan plans to ban entry of foreign citizens from more than 10 countries to help curb the coronavirus outbreak. This is in addition to the 73 countries and territories already banned.

The government has decided to deny entry to foreigners who have been in Russia, Belarus, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and others within 14 days before their arrival in Japan.

Japan To Include Us, China, Uk In Entry Ban List

Japan to include US, China, UK in entry ban list

Japan is planning to place an entry ban on foreign nationals from an additional 49 countries and territories as the coronavirus pandemic expands.

Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu revealed the plan on Tuesday. The additional areas will include the United States, Canada, and all of China and South Korea as well as Britain and Greece, covering most of Europe.

Japan Expands Entry Ban

Japan expands entry ban

Japan's Foreign Minister says that foreign nationals from the United States, China and South Korea, as well as most of Europe, will be banned from entering the country.

Japan To Include Us In Entry Ban On Foreigners

Japan to include US in entry ban on foreigners

Japan plans to include in its list of entry denials foreigners arriving from the United States, China and South Korea as well as most parts of Europe and some parts of Southeast Asia as the coronavirus pandemic expands.

The Japanese government has decided to soon raise a travel alert to all parts of the US to level three, recommending the cancellation of trips to the country. It will also ban foreigners who have stayed in the US in the past two weeks from entering Japan. The move comes amid the sharp rise of infections in the US.

Japan To Expand Entry Ban To More European Regions

Japan to expand entry ban to more European regions

NHK has learned that the Japanese government is planning to expand entry restrictions to foreigners from parts of Europe where the new coronavirus infection is rapidly spreading.

The new restrictions will apply to three areas in Spain, including the Madrid region; four areas in Italy, including the northern region of Liguria; the Ticino region of southern Switzerland; and all of Iceland.

Mask Shortage Continues After Resale Ban

Mask shortage continues after resale ban

Japan's ban on the price-gouging resale of face masks came into effect at midnight on Saturday. But manufacturers expect the shortage to continue for some time.

The ban is aimed at preventing the hoarding of masks for resale at inflated prices. The activity is thought to have contributed to mask shortages.

Mask-resale Gouging Ban Goes Into Force

Mask-resale gouging ban goes into force

Japan's ban on the price-gouging resale of face masks came into force on Sunday. Tokyo took the measure as masks have been in short supply amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Violators will face penalties of up to one year in prison or a fine as high as about 9,500 dollars.

Mask-resale Ban To Go Into Force From Sunday

Mask-resale ban to go into force from Sunday

A ban in Japan on the resale of face masks at marked-up prices is set to go into force from Sunday. The government has approved the measure, as the masks are in short supply amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Violators will face penalties of up to a year in prison or a fine as high as one million yen, or about 9,700 dollars.

Online Mask Sales Surge Prior To Resale Ban

Online mask sales surge prior to resale ban

Japanese government officials say a growing number of face masks are showing up on online auction and shopping sites. The surge comes ahead of a legal amendment that will ban reselling the items.

The officials at the industry ministry say hoarders are fetching high prices for the masks, amid a serious shortage.