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Kiyoshi Takenaka

Japan says concerns over Hong Kong growing, after activist Agnes Chow arrested

13 Aug 2020

TOKYO Japan's foreign minister said on Thursday the arrests of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow and media tycoon Jimmy Lai raised questions over freedom of speech and the press in Hong Kong and Tokyo's concerns over the situation were growing.

UPDATE 3-Japanese foreign minister due in Britain for 'difficult' trade talks

04 Aug 2020

TOKYO, Aug 4 Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi will visit Britain this week for what he predicted would be difficult talks as the two countries look to conclude a post-Brexit trade deal.

Japan retailer Nojima bets on longevity as population shrinks

03 Aug 2020

FUJISAWA, Japan At Japanese electronics retailer Nojima's sales outlet in Fujisawa, south of Tokyo, Tadashi Sato, 72, is defining a work culture that could soon become commonplace in a country with a fast-ageing and shrinking population.

Japan braces for coronavirus spike amid domestic travel campaign

30 Jul 2020

TOKYO Japan is bracing for a surge in the number of coronavirus infections after new daily cases exceeded 1,000 for a second straight day, a week after the start of a national travel campaign to revive the tourism industry.

U.S. business body urges Japan to end 'double standard' re-entry rules

14 Jul 2020

TOKYO A U.S. business body has asked Japan to eliminate "double standard" re-entry rules and treat all residents returning to the country equally during the COVID-19 pandemic regardless of their nationality.

With one year to go, experts warn of high-risk Tokyo Olympics amid pandemic

10 Jul 2020

TOKYO With just over a year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, medical experts say the event could pose a grave health risk to the Japanese public, predicting that few people will have coronavirus antibodies and that vaccines will not be widely available. | Video

RPT-With one year to go, experts warn of high-risk Tokyo Olympics amid pandemic

10 Jul 2020

TOKYO, July 10 With just over a year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, medical experts say the event could pose a grave health risk to the Japanese public, predicting that few people will have coronavirus antibodies and that vaccines will not be widely available.

Tokyo governor re-elected after plaudits for COVID-19 response: exit poll

05 Jul 2020

TOKYO Yuriko Koike was re-elected Tokyo governor on Sunday, according to an exit poll released by public broadcaster NHK, after winning over voters with her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Japanese capital.

Flood death toll hits 20 as Japan warned of more rainfall

05 Jul 2020

TOKYO The death toll from floods and landslides unleashed by torrential rains on Japan's southern island of Kyushu rose to 20 on Sunday, with 14 people missing, NHK public TV said.

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