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Stop doing anal Covid tests on our citizens, Japan tells China

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Tokyo has requested Beijing to stop taking anal swab tests for Covid-19 on Japanese citizens because the procedure causes psychological pain, a government spokesperson has said. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, Katsun...

Japan tsunami: remains on beach identified as victim of 2011 disaster

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Skeletal remains found on a beach have been identified as those of woman who went missing 10 years ago in the 2011 Japan tsunami. Dental and DNA analysis this week revealed the remains to be those of Natsuko Okuyama, ...

Japan marks ten years since triple disaster killed 18,500 mense

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Japan is marking 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country’s living memory: a powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown that traumatised the nation. Rondom 18,500 people were killed or le...

Japan marks 10 years since triple disaster killed 18,500 mense

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Japan is marking 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country’s living memory: a powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown that traumatised the nation. Rondom 18,500 people were killed or le...

Landmark Japan court ruling says not allowing same-sex marriage is ‘unconstitutional

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A Japanese district court has ruled that not allowing same-sex couples to marry is “unconstitutional“, setting a new precedent in the only G7 nation not to fully recognise same-sex partnership, though it rejected dema...

Cherry blossom festivals nipped in the bud as Japan leaves lockdown

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Japan will emerge from 10 weeks of coronavirus restrictions on Sunday, just in time for the peak of the annual cherry blossom viewing season. In normal years, the appearance of the delicate pink flowers is the cue for...

VSA, Japan, South Korea pledge co-operation in dealing with North Korea

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The United States, Japan and South Korea have promised “concerted trilateral cooperation” towards the denuclearisation of North Korea. Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, held a rare in-per...

Covid live: UK government ‘did not change mindon vaccine passports; Japan fears fourth wave before Olympics

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UK health minister denies government U-turned on vaccine passports; Japan fears variants are behind possible fourth wave; India’s daily virus cases breach 100,000 in 24 ure

Coronavirus live nuus: Japan concerned over nascent fourth wave; North Korea withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

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Possible fourth wave in Japan; North Korea pulls out of Games to ‘protect athletes’; Indian states seek widening of vaccinations

Japan ‘considering vaccinating Tokyo Olympic athletes before rest of population’

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The Japanese government is considering prioritising Covid-19 vaccines for athletes taking part in the Olympics and Paralympics, which start at the end of July, Kyodo news agency has reported. Japan’s vaccination drive...

Fukushima: Japan announces it will dump contaminated water into sea

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Japan plans to release into the sea more than 1m tonnes of contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear station, the government said on Tuesday, a decision that is likely to anger neighbours such as South K...

Second chance: clock stopped after Japan tsunami starts ticking a decade later

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For almost 10 jare, the clock hanging in Bunshun Sakano’s temple was a reminder of the day nature’s force came close to destroying his community. The clock, which is thought to be about 100 jaar oud, stopped ticking...

Japan scraps mascot promoting Fukushima wastewater dump

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The Japanese government has been forced to quickly retire an animated character it had hoped would win support for its decision this week to release more than 1m tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi...

US and Japan present united front against China over Asia Pacific – video

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Joe Biden and Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, have presented a united front to counter an increasingly assertive China. The two leaders made statements at the US president’s first face-to-face White House summ...

USWNT face rivals Sweden at Olympics as GB play hosts Japan

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The US women’s national team will face Australia, Sweden and New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics, while in the men’s competition 2016 winners Brazil will take on Germany following the group stage draw on Wednesday. Die ...

Japan set to announce state of emergency as Covid cases surge

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Japan is hoping that a short blast of tough coronavirus measures will halt a recent surge in coronavirus cases, with the prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, poised to announce a targeted state of emergency just three mont...

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