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Japan urges Europe to speak out against China’s military expansion

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Japan has urged European countries to speak out against China’s aggression, warning that the international community must bolster deterrence efforts against Beijing’s military and territorial expansion amid a growing ...

Third person dies in Japan after taking contaminated Moderna coronavirus vaccine

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A third man has died in Japan after being receiving an injection from one of three batches of Moderna vaccines since identified as contaminated, though authorities say no causal link has yet been found. The 49-year-ol...

Strides made but stigmas remain: Japan hesitant in embracing Paralympics

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When the Tokyo Paralympics opened on 24 August, the Japanese capital became the first city to host the Games twice. The first official Paralympics were held in Rome in 1960 and the second after the 1964 Tokyo Olympics...

People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan review – one giant leap for the BBC mockumentary

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Rarely does a half-hour TV show successfully stretch itself into a 90-minute film. It’s a nice surprise, then, that the popular BBC mockumentary works as a feature. It’s been 15 years since the golden age of garage, a...

Coronavirus live news: Japan reports record cases ahead of Paralympics, New Zealand cluster grows

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Critical care beds are reaching capacity in Japan while New Zealand is racing to contain a cluster in Auckland that has grown to 21

Coronavirus live: Ireland to exempt jabbed pupils from missing school; Japan set to extend state of emergency

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Row brewing in Ireland over school rules for vaccinated children; Japan is reportedly set to extend it state of emergency in Tokyo and other regions

Coronavirus live news: Japan set to extend state of emergency as Sydney records deadliest pandemic day

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Japan is reportedly set to extend it state of emergency in Tokyo and other regions while Sydney has reported seven deaths over the past 24 hours, its deadliest day of the pandemic so far

Japan floods: death toll grows as rain triggers fresh landslides

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Torrential rain triggered a mudslide and more floods across Japan on Sunday, leaving three people presumed dead and forcing the evacuation of dozens of residents. A mudslide early Sunday hit a house in Okaya City in t...

People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan review – Kurupt FM crew go global

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Despite having gone off the air in 2018, the BBC mockumentary series People Just Do Nothing, centred on the defiantly clueless crew of a west London pirate radio station, has continued to grow a cult audience. So a mo...

Japan shrugs at name-and-shame policy amid Covid fatigue and changing norms

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The Japanese government has named three people this week who broke quarantine rules after returning from overseas in an attempt to shame others into complying with anti-virus measures. The authorities are hoping to ...

Coronavirus live news: Japan experts urge nationwide state of emergency as Sydney suffers worst pandemic day

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Advisers to government in Tokyo say Covid surge requires harsher measures, while Australian state of NSW announces 262 new cases

Japan names and shames citizens for breaching Covid quarantine rules

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Japan has carried out a threat to publicly shame people not complying with coronavirus border control measures, releasing the names of three people who broke quarantine rules after returning from overseas. The health ...

Spain to face Brazil in men’s Olympic football final after Asensio sinks Japan

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Spain will take on Brazil for Olympic gold in the men’s football final on Saturday, after Marco Asensio’s extra-time winner ended the hopes of the hosts, Japan. After a cagey first half in Saitama, Spain were awarded ...

Coronavirus live news: US reaches 70% first-shot goal while Japan shifts to home care for most Covid patients

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White House greets vaccine news as ‘Milestone Monday’ while Japan moves to ensure it has enough hospital beds amid a spike in Covid cases

Japan expands Covid state of emergency to four more areas

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Japan has expanded its coronavirus state of emergency to four more areas beyond Tokyo after record increases in infections while the capital hosts the Olympics Games. The country’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, decl...

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