Coronavirus Infections Continue To Rise In Tokyo

Coronavirus infections continue to rise in Tokyo

Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials say 161 new cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in the capital on Tuesday, bringing the total to 2,319.

Tokyo has been reporting daily increases of more than 100 cases since last Wednesday, except on Monday when the figure was below 100.

Coronavirus Cases Continue To Rise In Japan

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Japan

The number of new daily coronavirus cases reported in Japan on Tuesday stood at nine as of 11:30 a.m.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 4,108, including people found to have the virus during arrival checks at airports, health ministry and quarantine officials, as well as those who returned to Japan on chartered planes from China.

Coronavirus Infections Continue To Rise In Japan

Coronavirus infections continue to rise in Japan

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Japan had reached 1,896 as of Monday noon. The figure includes 14 people who returned from China's Hubei Province on chartered flights.

The data was compiled by local governments and the health ministry. It includes 41 cases among health ministry officials, quarantine officers and those who were found to have the virus during arrival checks at airports.

Health Checks Continue For Former Passengers

Health checks continue for former passengers

Japan's Health Ministry will continue to check the condition of passengers who got off the quarantined cruise ship docked near Tokyo, after one of them tested positive for the new coronavirus on Saturday.

Nine hundred sixty-nine passengers left the Diamond Princess last week after testing negative for the virus and finishing the two-week quarantine period.

Paralympic Organizers Continue Preparations

Paralympic organizers continue preparations

An official of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games organizing committee has pledged to continue preparations for the event for the sake of athletes, despite the new coronavirus outbreak.

Hisashi Nakaminami, the head of the Paralympic Games Integration Office, spoke to reporters in Tokyo on Friday -- nearly six months before the Games start on August 25.

Passengers Continue To Leave Diamond Princess

Passengers continue to leave Diamond Princess

Passengers continue to disembark from the quarantined cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port.

As of Wednesday, a total of 621 passengers and crew members on the Diamond Princess had tested positive for the new coronavirus.

Kajiyama: Tokyo, Seoul Agree To Continue Talks

Kajiyama: Tokyo, Seoul agree to continue talks

Japanese trade minister Hiroshi Kajiyama says Japan and South Korea have agreed to continue policy dialogue to resolve their bilateral trade dispute.

Kajiyama spoke to reporters after bureau chief-level officials discussed export controls for about 10 hours on Monday in Tokyo. It was the first time in three-and-a-half years that policy dialogue of this kind was held.

Heavy Rain Expected To Continue

Heavy rain expected to continue

Weather officials are warning that more rain is expected to continue through Tuesday in eastern and northern Japan, raising the risk of flooding in areas hit by downpours from Typhoon Hagibis earlier this month.

The officials say a front and a low-pressure system from severe tropical storm Neoguri have created unstable atmospheric conditions in wide areas in the Kanto-Koshin and Tohoku regions.

Kyoto Animation President Says Work Will Continue

Kyoto Animation president says work will continue

The president of Kyoto Animation has held his first news conference since the deadly arson attack on the company's studio three months ago. The incident on July 18 has killed 36 people.

Hideaki Hatta on Friday pledged to continue making quality work with remaining members of the studio.

Shinkansen Disruption May Continue Sunday

Shinkansen disruption may continue Sunday

Typhoon Hagibis disrupted Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen bullet train service throughout Saturday. And the disruption may continue on Sunday.

Service on the Tokaido Shinkansen was suspended all day Saturday.

Suga: Efforts To Ease Middle East Tension Continue

Suga: Efforts to ease Middle East tension continue

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Japan will consider various factors before deciding how to respond to a US-led mission to ensure security in the Strait of Hormuz.

Suga told reporters on Tuesday that the government will examine what kind of actions are effective for safe navigation of vessels related to Japan in the region.

Warnings Continue In Western Japan For Floods

Warnings continue in western Japan for floods

Weather officials in Japan are warning of floods and landslides, one day after deadly rains slammed parts of the country prompting emergency warnings -- and the rain is still falling.

Another person was found dead -- bringing the total to three.

Warnings Continue For Floods, Landslides

Warnings continue for floods, landslides

Torrential rain is continuing in some parts of western Japan, after Wednesday's floods and landslides. The extreme weather has left two people dead and another unconscious. One person has been reported missing.

The severe storm was caused by an active front system.