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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.