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.

Koike: Tokyo To Confirm Over 280 Cases

Koike: Tokyo to confirm over 280 cases

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko says the Japanese capital is expected to confirm more than 280 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters at the metropolitan government building, Koike said officials have told her that the figure is likely to top 280, although the final tally is still uncertain.

Deliberation Urged Over Tv Star's Death

Deliberation urged over TV star's death

The family of a TV star who died in a suspected suicide due to cyber-bullying has filed a complaint with Japan's Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization, known as the BPO.

Kimura Hana, a 22-year-old professional Japanese wrestler, was one of the stars of "Terrace House," a reality show produced by Fuji Television. She is believed to have taken her own life in May after being cyber-bullied by anonymous online users.

Tokyo Reports Over 200 Cases For 4th Day

Tokyo reports over 200 cases for 4th day

The new coronavirus infection count has been rising across the nation with more than 200 cases reported in Tokyo on Sunday.

Metropolitan government officials say 206 new cases were confirmed in the capital. That makes it the fourth day in a row the figure has topped 200.

Heavy Rain Damages Over 12,000 Houses

Heavy rain damages over 12,000 houses

The recent spell of heavy rain in Japan has caused damage to more than 12,000 homes in the southwestern region of Kyushu and elsewhere.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency says a total of 12,610 houses in 19 prefectures had sustained damage, as of 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Tokyo Reports Over 200 Virus Cases For 3rd Day

Tokyo reports over 200 virus cases for 3rd day

Sources at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government say 206 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the Japanese capital on Saturday.

This is the first time that the daily count of newly identified cases in Tokyo has topped 200 for three straight days. The figure was 243 on Friday and 224 on Thursday.

Heavy Rain Damages Over 4,700 Homes In Japan

Heavy rain damages over 4,700 homes in Japan

The recent torrential rain in Japan has damaged more than 4,700 homes in 22 prefectures, mainly in the Kyushu region.

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 4,711 houses had sustained damage from the downpours as of 6:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Japan To Speed Up Talks Over New Fighter Jet

Japan to speed up talks over new fighter jet

Japanese defense officials plan to speed up talks with their US and British counterparts about how to cooperate on the development of Japan's new fighter jet.

The Japanese government plans to lead the development, with a view to international collaboration, of a new stealth fighter to replace the Air Self-Defense Force's F-2 aircraft. The F-2s are scheduled to be retired from around 2035.

Govt. Picks Over 100 Top Firms In Niche Industries

Govt. picks over 100 top firms in niche industries

Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry has compiled this year's list of more than 100 top domestic companies in niche industries worldwide.

The ministry selected the firms based on their global market shares and techniques to produce key parts or materials for supply chains. It plans to support the research and development of those companies.

Japan Asks Us To Extradite 2 Men Over Ghosn Case

Japan asks US to extradite 2 men over Ghosn case

Japan has asked the United States to extradite two Americans who are under arrest for allegedly helping former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn to flee Japan while on bail.

US authorities arrested Michael Taylor and his son, Peter Taylor, in May for their alleged role in Ghosn's escape to Lebanon on a private jet.