Caution Urged Over Extreme Heat, Tropical Storms

Caution urged over extreme heat, tropical storms

Sweltering heat continued in Japan on Monday, with temperatures topping 38 degrees Celsius in some eastern and western parts of the country.

The highest temperature recorded by 02:00 p.m. was 38.6 degrees in Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture.

Japan Reports Over 1,300 New Cases Daily

Japan reports over 1,300 new cases daily

Over 1,300 new cases of coronavirus were reported on Sunday across Japan. Authorities have counted more than 1,000 new cases for five days in a row through Sunday.

In Tokyo, 292 new cases were reported on Sunday. The daily tally in the capital fell below 300 for the first time in four days.

Japan, Pfizer Agree Over Supply Of Vaccine

Japan, Pfizer agree over supply of vaccine

Japan's government and major US pharmaceutical company Pfizer have reached an agreement over the supply of a coronavirus vaccine.

Japanese health minister Kato Katsunobu told reporters on Friday that under the deal, if Pfizer succeeds in developing the vaccine, it will supply Japan with 120 million doses for 60 million people by the end of June, 2021. A person needs to be vaccinated twice.

Tokyo Expects Over 460 New Virus Cases On Friday

Tokyo expects over 460 new virus cases on Friday

Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials say they expect to confirm more than 460 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday.

This would be the first time the daily tally for the capital has exceeded 400. Tokyo confirmed 367 new infections on Thursday.

Abe Offers Condolences Over Lee Teng-hui's Death

Abe offers condolences over Lee Teng-hui's death

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has offered his sincere condolences over the death of former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Abe said Lee greatly contributed to promoting friendship between Japan and Taiwan.

Japan Conveys Concern To China Over Security Law

Japan conveys concern to China over security law

Japan's foreign minister has conveyed concerns to his Chinese counterpart over Beijing's introduction of a national security law for Hong Kong.

Motegi Toshimitsu talked with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi by phone on Wednesday. The talks took place at the request of Chinese authorities.

Nissan Expects Over $6 Bil. Net Loss In Fy2020

Nissan expects over $6 bil. net loss in FY2020

The latest earnings forecast from Nissan Motor suggests the coronavirus is making life even harder for the struggling automaker. The firm is projecting a net loss of more than $6 billion in the current fiscal year.

Company executives say the loss for the April to June quarter reached 285.5 billion yen, or 2.7 billion dollars. They say the full-year net loss is likely to be 670 billion yen, or about 6.4 billion dollars. That's about the same as the previous year.

Nurse Cleared Over Death Of Elderly Given Doughnut

Nurse cleared over death of elderly given doughnut

A Japanese high court has overturned a lower court ruling that found a nurse guilty of giving a doughnut to an elderly woman who later died after choking on it.

The 60-year-old practical nurse works at a special nursing care home for the elderly in Nagano Prefecture, central Japan.

Chilean Suspect Handed Over To French Authorities

Chilean suspect handed over to French authorities

A Chilean man suspected of murdering a Japanese student in France four years ago has been handed over to French law enforcement authorities.

Nicolas Zepeda was accompanied by Chilean officials from his home in Vina del Mar to an airport in the capital, Santiago.

People In Tokyo Urged To Stay Home Over Weekend

People in Tokyo urged to stay home over weekend

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is urging people to stay home over the holiday weekend starting on Thursday.

The capital remains on the highest level of alert for the coronavirus, as newly confirmed cases bring its total virus count above 10,000.

Tokyo Governor: Stay Home Over Long Weekend

Tokyo Governor: Stay home over long weekend

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko has called on people to refrain from going out over the four consecutive holiday weekend from Thursday amid a surge in coronavirus infections in the capital.

Koike said at an extraordinary news conference on Wednesday that infections are spreading in wider areas and across generations.

Tokyo To Urge Restraint Over Holiday Weekend

Tokyo to urge restraint over holiday weekend

Sources close to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government say experts recommend that the capital remain on the highest level of alert for the new coronavirus on the four-tier scale.

Experts on infectious diseases reportedly concluded on Tuesday that "infections appear to be spreading in Tokyo." The view was based on an analysis of the extent of the outbreak in the week leading up to Monday.

Over 660 New Cases In Japan

Over 660 new cases in Japan

More than 660 new cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in Japan. It's the highest number of daily infections since the state of emergency was lifted on May 25.

Tokyo reported 290 new infections on Saturday. It's the third consecutive day for the capital to confirm over 200 new cases. On Friday, the metropolis reported 293 infections ... a record high.