Abe, Osaka Governor To Cooperate To Fight Virus

Abe, Osaka governor to cooperate to fight virus

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has told the governor of Osaka Prefecture that the government will work together with local authorities to curb coronavirus infections.

Abe met Governor Yoshimura Hirofumi on Tuesday at the prime minister's office and discussed measures against the virus.

Canon Takes The Fight To Sony With Its New Eos R6 Camera

Canon Takes The Fight To Sony With Its New EOS R6 Camera

When it comes to full frame mirrorless cameras, it’s hard to deny that Sony has pretty much the market cornered. However, in the past few years, we’ve started to see more efforts from other camera makers looking to challenge Sony’s position on the throne, and it looks like Canon might have a potential camera that could rival Sony.

The company has officially announced its latest full frame mirrorless camera in the form of the Canon EOS R6. The camera will come with a 20.1MP full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC X image processor, and if you’re wondering why this sounds familiar, it is because this is the same sensor used in Canon’s flagship EOS-1D X Mark III DSLR camera, so you should be able to expect similar performance, but in a smaller package.

Japan Helping Pakistan Fight Locust Swarms

Japan helping Pakistan fight locust swarms

Japan is joining international efforts to help Pakistan control locust swarms that are damaging crops.

Japan's government says it plans to work with other parties, including Japanese aid groups, to provide insecticides to Pakistan.

Skater Hanyu Posts Video To Support Virus Fight

Skater Hanyu posts video to support virus fight

Japan's top figure skater, Hanyu Yuzuru, has uploaded video of his performances to encourage people coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

The three-part series lasting about five minutes in total was posted on Wednesday on the official Twitter account of the Japan Skating Federation.

Crowd-funding Effort To Help Fight Coronavirus

Crowd-funding effort to help fight coronavirus

An IT firm in Tokyo and health care experts have launched an online fund to support medical institutions and groups struggling to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Anyone can donate 1,000 yen, or about 10 dollars, and up through a crowd-funding website operated by IT firm READYFOR.

Japan Finalizing Guidelines To Fight Coronavirus

Japan finalizing guidelines to fight coronavirus

The Japanese government is expected to decide on a set of basic guidelines to fight the coronavirus as early as Saturday.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe instructed a new government task force on Thursday to create such guidelines. The task force was established based on a new law that allows the prime minister to declare a state of emergency.

Toyota To Produce Masks And Face Shields To Fight Coronavirus

Toyota to produce masks and face shields to fight coronavirus

Up until now, it's mainly been the Big Three domestic automakers committing to manufacture medical supplies for the fight against coronavirus in the United States. Today, Toyota has pledged to join in by saying it will produce masks and face shields. It also has plans to help boost the production capacity of ventilators and respirators with at least two unnamed companies.

Ted Ogawa, incoming CEO of Toyota Manufacturing of North American said this in a statement:

Japan Drafts Basic Policy To Fight Virus Outbreak

Japan drafts basic policy to fight virus outbreak

NHK has learned that the Japanese government's task force drew up a draft policy to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.

The policy says prefectural governors could ask residents to refrain from going out for about 3 weeks, if the prime minister declares a state of emergency to deal with the outbreak.

Japan's Govt. Sets Up Task Force To Fight Outbreak

Japan's govt. sets up task force to fight outbreak

Japan's government has launched a new task force to fight a growing coronavirus outbreak. The move paves the way for the Prime Minister to declare a state of emergency based on a newly enacted law.

Shinzo Abe said, "In order to overcome the challenge our country is now facing, the state, local governments, medical workers, business operators and all residents need to be united and push ahead with measures to tackle the illness caused by the new coronavirus. I want the minister in charge of the special law, the health minister, and other relevant ministers to swiftly come up with basic guidelines."

Abe Urges G7 Leaders To Fight Virus Together

Abe urges G7 leaders to fight virus together

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a united front against the coronavirus pandemic during a video conference with his Group of Seven peers.

Abe spoke to reporters following the 50-minute conference on Monday.

Abe Lays Out Plans To Fight New Coronavirus

Abe lays out plans to fight new coronavirus

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has laid out his government's plans to fight the new coronavirus. He discussed a newly enacted law that allows him to declare a state of emergency, if needed.

Abe said "This legislation is to prepare for emergencies. When the administration determines whether to declare a state of emergency, that would put restraint on various private rights. It will seek for recommendation from experts in making the decision carefully. Currently, the number of infections is still rising. However, the increase speed is slower compared with other countries where the speed of infection in accelerating. Given the situation, it is not necessary to declare a state of emergency now."

Abe: Japan Will Do All It Can To Fight Virus

Abe: Japan will do all it can to fight virus

With the WHO designating the outbreak as a pandemic, Japan's prime minister says his country will do all it can to fight the virus.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: "I think the WHO has made its decision based on the fact that the infection continues to spread globally. Japan will cooperate with the international community more than ever and strengthen measures to tackle the issue."