Abe Urges Further Efforts To Contain Virus Spread

Abe urges further efforts to contain virus spread

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo on Wednesday called on people to continue their efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, two weeks after his declaration of a state of emergency.

Abe was speaking at a meeting of the government's coronavirus task force.

Tokyo 2020 Organizers Plan To Cut Costs Further

Tokyo 2020 organizers plan to cut costs further

The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the International Olympic Committee have decided to work together to cut costs further for the postponed Games.

The 2020 summer Games have been postponed until the summer of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan Further Tightens Border Entry Restrictions

Japan further tightens border entry restrictions

Japan further tightened its border entry restrictions on Friday in an effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The government is calling on all arrivals from any part of the world to self-quarantine at home, hotels or elsewhere for two weeks. Travelers are asked to avoid using public transportation to get to those places. The measures will be in place through the end of this month.

New Coronavirus Cases Rise Further In Japan

New coronavirus cases rise further in Japan

The number of coronavirus infections in Japan increased to 676 on Thursday with 56 new cases confirmed. The data was compiled by local governments and the health ministry.

In addition, 697 people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have been infected, and 14 cases have been confirmed among people who returned from China's Hubei Province on chartered flights.

New Coronavirus Cases Increase Further In Japan

New coronavirus cases increase further in Japan

The number of coronavirus infections in Japan increased to 627 as of 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, after seven more cases were reported earlier in the day. The data was compiled by local governments and the health ministry.

In addition to this figure, 696 people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have been infected, and 14 cases have been confirmed among people who returned from China's Hubei Province on chartered flights.

Coronavirus Cases Increase Further In Japan

Coronavirus cases increase further in Japan

The number of coronavirus infections in Japan increased to 624 as of 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, after four more cases were reported earlier in the day. The data was compiled by local governments and the health ministry.

In addition to this figure, 696 people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have been infected, and 14 cases have been confirmed among people who returned from China's Hubei Province on chartered flights.

Abe Pledges Further Global Cooperation On Virus

Abe pledges further global cooperation on virus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan will step up cooperation with the international community to fight the coronavirus, now that the World Health Organization has declared a global pandemic.

Abe told reporters on Thursday morning the declaration is a response to the ongoing spread of the virus around the world.

Suga: No Further Investigation Of Party Guest List

Suga: No further investigation of party guest list

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government won't hold another investigation of the guest list for a state-sponsored cherry blossom-viewing party held in April.

Suga said on Friday that the list was discarded appropriately according to the relevant procedures and rules. He said the regulations for public documents require the information to be kept for less than a year.

Devastated Areas Bracing For Further Rain

Devastated areas bracing for further rain

Heavy rain is expected on Monday evening in and around the areas affected by Typhoon Hagibis. People are advised to remain alert for swollen rivers and landslides.

The Typhoon caused rivers to flood and triggered landslides in central and northeastern parts of Japan and prefectures near Tokyo.

Japan's Westernmost Point Moves 110m Further West

Japan's westernmost point moves 110m further west

Japan's westernmost point has moved further west by about 110 meters, after it was decided to include an ocean rock on official maps.

The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan added the rock to its national base map at a scale of 1 to 25,000. It lies in waters off Yonaguni Island in Okinawa Prefecture. The authority decides the extreme points of the country based on the map.

Further Fund Transfer Added To Ghosn Indictment

Further fund transfer added to Ghosn indictment

Tokyo Prosecutors have added allegations related to another inappropriate fund transfer to the indictment of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn.

The prosecutors say Ghosn's fund management company received about 18 million dollars from a Saudi Arabian businessman's company.

Putin Says Further Discussion Needed

Putin says further discussion needed

One day after the bilateral summit meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Russian President Vladimir Putin said further discussion is needed over the territorial issue.

Putin said, "Prime Minister Abe told me that Japan is ready to go back to the1956 declaration between the Soviet Union and Japan. But the declaration does not clearly stipulate everything. It only states the basic idea that the Soviet Union was ready to hand over 2 of the islands in the southern part. It does not say on what basis the islands would be handed over. Nor does it say anything about the sovereignty over the islands. Japan had previously rejected implementing this agreement. Now that it is willing to consider it, we need to examine the idea in good faith."

Abe, Modi Agree On Further Cooperation

Abe, Modi agree on further cooperation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will hold their 12th summit in Tokyo on Monday. The two leaders aim to enhance security cooperation and boost the economic alliance between their nations.

Abe and Modi visited Yamanashi Prefecture, central Japan, on Sunday. They enjoyed the autumn colors on Lake Yamanaka and visited a major manufacturer of industrial robots.