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  •  Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno announced on Wednesday the composition of the new government led by Prime Minister Funio Kishida following the anticipated reshuffle Prime Minister Fumio Kishida secured the current post at his second attempt and has navigated Japan through what he described as historic challenges posed by the Coronavirus COVID 19 and Russia s war against Ukraine for the past 10 months in office Hirokazu Matsuno has been appointed as Education Minister He has placed priority on education issues during his political career Harvard educated Yoshimasa Hayashi retained as foreign minister and belonging to a ruling Liberal Democratic Party faction led by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is touted as a potential candidate for Japan s future leader Kyodo News reported Yasutoshi Nishimura the new minister of economy trade and industry is known for having played a key role in Japan s fight against the novel coronavirus as a member of the Cabinet of former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga A former official at what is now the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry Nishimura has also served as economic revitalization minister He is a senior member of the Liberal Democratic Party s largest faction once led by the late former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Nishimura 59 a seven term House of Representatives member from Hyogo Prefecture western Japan ran in an LDP presidential race in 2009 when the party was not in power But he was defeated by Sadakazu Tanigaki a former finance minister Shunichi Suzuki retained as finance minister has built good relations with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as he backed Kishida in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party s presidential race in 2021 New Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada a 10th term House of Representatives member who is versed in security policies returned to the post that he held for about a year until September 2009 Tetsuro Nomura appointed as minister of agriculture forestry and fisheries in his first Cabinet post is an expert on agricultural policy with around 35 years of experience at a farming cooperative Akihiro Nishimura the new environment minister is a six term House of Representatives member who served as a deputy chief Cabinet secretary under slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tetsuo Saito retained as transport minister is the deputy leader of the Komeito party the junior coalition partner of the Liberal Democratic Party and known for being one of the most avid train enthusiasts in the political circle Originally the government reshuffle was supposed to be carried out in early September but Prime Minister Fumio Kishida decided to expedite the process as he wanted to accelerate the promotion of his economic concept of new capitalism and take action due to rising food and fuel prices It is the first reform since the ruling alliance which is led by the LDP won resoundingly on July 10 in the election for the House of Councillors The work will start on drafting the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year reported Kyodo News Among other priorities for the government is to bolster the country s security and decide by how much defence spending should be increased YEE NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Japanese PM Kishida’s Cabinet reshuffle amid Taiwan concerns
     Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno announced on Wednesday the composition of the new government led by Prime Minister Funio Kishida following the anticipated reshuffle Prime Minister Fumio Kishida secured the current post at his second attempt and has navigated Japan through what he described as historic challenges posed by the Coronavirus COVID 19 and Russia s war against Ukraine for the past 10 months in office Hirokazu Matsuno has been appointed as Education Minister He has placed priority on education issues during his political career Harvard educated Yoshimasa Hayashi retained as foreign minister and belonging to a ruling Liberal Democratic Party faction led by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is touted as a potential candidate for Japan s future leader Kyodo News reported Yasutoshi Nishimura the new minister of economy trade and industry is known for having played a key role in Japan s fight against the novel coronavirus as a member of the Cabinet of former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga A former official at what is now the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry Nishimura has also served as economic revitalization minister He is a senior member of the Liberal Democratic Party s largest faction once led by the late former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Nishimura 59 a seven term House of Representatives member from Hyogo Prefecture western Japan ran in an LDP presidential race in 2009 when the party was not in power But he was defeated by Sadakazu Tanigaki a former finance minister Shunichi Suzuki retained as finance minister has built good relations with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as he backed Kishida in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party s presidential race in 2021 New Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada a 10th term House of Representatives member who is versed in security policies returned to the post that he held for about a year until September 2009 Tetsuro Nomura appointed as minister of agriculture forestry and fisheries in his first Cabinet post is an expert on agricultural policy with around 35 years of experience at a farming cooperative Akihiro Nishimura the new environment minister is a six term House of Representatives member who served as a deputy chief Cabinet secretary under slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tetsuo Saito retained as transport minister is the deputy leader of the Komeito party the junior coalition partner of the Liberal Democratic Party and known for being one of the most avid train enthusiasts in the political circle Originally the government reshuffle was supposed to be carried out in early September but Prime Minister Fumio Kishida decided to expedite the process as he wanted to accelerate the promotion of his economic concept of new capitalism and take action due to rising food and fuel prices It is the first reform since the ruling alliance which is led by the LDP won resoundingly on July 10 in the election for the House of Councillors The work will start on drafting the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year reported Kyodo News Among other priorities for the government is to bolster the country s security and decide by how much defence spending should be increased YEE NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Japanese PM Kishida’s Cabinet reshuffle amid Taiwan concerns
    Foreign2 months ago

    Japanese PM Kishida’s Cabinet reshuffle amid Taiwan concerns

    Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno announced on Wednesday the composition of the new government led by Prime Minister Funio Kishida following the anticipated reshuffle.

    Prime Minister Fumio Kishida secured the current post at his second attempt and has navigated Japan through what he described as “historic” challenges posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Russia’s war against Ukraine for the past 10 months in office.

    Hirokazu Matsuno has been appointed as Education Minister.

    He has placed priority on education issues during his political career.

    Harvard-educated Yoshimasa Hayashi, retained as foreign minister and belonging to a ruling Liberal Democratic Party faction led by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, is touted as a potential candidate for Japan’s future leader, Kyodo News reported.

    Yasutoshi Nishimura, the new minister of economy, trade and industry, is known for having played a key role in Japan’s fight against the novel coronavirus as a member of the Cabinet of former Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. A former official at what is now the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Nishimura has also served as economic revitalization minister.

    He is a senior member of the Liberal Democratic Party’s largest faction once led by the late former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Nishimura, 59, a seven-term House of Representatives member from Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, ran in an LDP presidential race in 2009, when the party was not in power.

    But he was defeated by Sadakazu Tanigaki, a former finance minister.

    Shunichi Suzuki, retained as finance minister, has built good relations with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as he backed Kishida in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s presidential race in 2021. New Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada, a 10th-term House of Representatives member who is versed in security policies, returned to the post that he held for about a year until September 2009. Tetsuro Nomura, appointed as minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in his first Cabinet post, is an expert on agricultural policy with around 35 years of experience at a farming cooperative.

    Akihiro Nishimura, the new environment minister, is a six-term House of Representatives member who served as a deputy chief Cabinet secretary under slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Tetsuo Saito, retained as transport minister, is the deputy leader of the Komeito party, the junior coalition partner of the Liberal Democratic Party, and known for being one of the most avid train enthusiasts in the political circle.

    Originally, the government reshuffle was supposed to be carried out in early September, but Prime Minister Fumio Kishida decided to expedite the process as he wanted to accelerate the promotion of his economic concept of “new capitalism,” and take action due to rising food and fuel prices.

    It is the first reform since the ruling alliance, which is led by the LDP, won resoundingly on July 10 in the election for the House of Councillors.

    The work will start on drafting the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year, reported Kyodo News. Among other priorities for the government is to bolster the country’s security and decide by how much defence spending should be increased.

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  •  Nuclear energy authorities in Japan have recently authorised a highly controversial plan to discharge radioactive wastewater from a crippled nuclear power plant into the Pacific The ocean is shared by many dozens of countries and regions The Nuclear Regulation Authority s decision is an egregiously dangerous and irresponsible move It blatantly disregards the public health and wellbeing of its own people and those in neighbouring countries It once again revealed the conscienceless nature of the Japanese government Responding to the plan s approval Japanese citizens have taken to the streets in protest and voiced their anger The South Korean government has vowed to take the best responsive measures internally and externally The Chinese government has also expressed its firm opposition Japan s decision makers had chosen to proceed with their plan without sufficient consultations with related parties and international institutions The Pacific Ocean does not belong to Japan All countries and regions along the coastlines have every right to demand that Tokyo act responsibly and answer their urgent and legitimate concerns accordingly One major worry was the contaminated water itself After suffering core meltdowns the Fukushima nuclear plant has been generating massive amounts of radiation tainted water Substances like tritium a radioactive byproduct of nuclear reactors are hard to filter Some marine experts also raised concerns over traces of ruthenium cobalt strontium and plutonium isotopes in the wastewater However Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc and the Japanese authorities have never devised a transparent and credible plan to explain how they intend to filter out these radioactive elements and make the water safe On the contrary Tokyo seems to be trying to give an impression that it has exhausted every possible means repeatedly claiming that the water containing small amounts of tritium a radioactive form of hydrogen is scientifically safe If that were true why didn t former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga drink some of the water during his visit to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant The Pacific faces immense pollution because of Japan s reckless intent If dumped from Fukushima prefecture the wastewater could encircle the entire Pacific Ocean Tritium is light and could reach as far afield as the U S West Coast within two years said Ken Buesseler at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth Massachusetts According to media reports research by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres concluded that if contaminated water from Fukushima is released into the ocean It would only take seven months for the contaminated water to reach the shores of South Korea s Jeju Island The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea stipulates that states shall take individually or jointly as appropriate All measures consistent with this Convention that are necessary to prevent reduce and control pollution of the marine environment from any source Japan a signatory of the pact must not use the Pacific Ocean as a giant sewage system It should honour the convention with tangible actions If Tokyo insisted on putting its own interests above the public interests of the global community and proceeded to pollute the ocean It would surely pay the price for its irresponsible behaviour and leave another indelible mark on its history NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Japan must end its plan to pollute Pacific Ocean
     Nuclear energy authorities in Japan have recently authorised a highly controversial plan to discharge radioactive wastewater from a crippled nuclear power plant into the Pacific The ocean is shared by many dozens of countries and regions The Nuclear Regulation Authority s decision is an egregiously dangerous and irresponsible move It blatantly disregards the public health and wellbeing of its own people and those in neighbouring countries It once again revealed the conscienceless nature of the Japanese government Responding to the plan s approval Japanese citizens have taken to the streets in protest and voiced their anger The South Korean government has vowed to take the best responsive measures internally and externally The Chinese government has also expressed its firm opposition Japan s decision makers had chosen to proceed with their plan without sufficient consultations with related parties and international institutions The Pacific Ocean does not belong to Japan All countries and regions along the coastlines have every right to demand that Tokyo act responsibly and answer their urgent and legitimate concerns accordingly One major worry was the contaminated water itself After suffering core meltdowns the Fukushima nuclear plant has been generating massive amounts of radiation tainted water Substances like tritium a radioactive byproduct of nuclear reactors are hard to filter Some marine experts also raised concerns over traces of ruthenium cobalt strontium and plutonium isotopes in the wastewater However Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc and the Japanese authorities have never devised a transparent and credible plan to explain how they intend to filter out these radioactive elements and make the water safe On the contrary Tokyo seems to be trying to give an impression that it has exhausted every possible means repeatedly claiming that the water containing small amounts of tritium a radioactive form of hydrogen is scientifically safe If that were true why didn t former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga drink some of the water during his visit to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant The Pacific faces immense pollution because of Japan s reckless intent If dumped from Fukushima prefecture the wastewater could encircle the entire Pacific Ocean Tritium is light and could reach as far afield as the U S West Coast within two years said Ken Buesseler at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth Massachusetts According to media reports research by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres concluded that if contaminated water from Fukushima is released into the ocean It would only take seven months for the contaminated water to reach the shores of South Korea s Jeju Island The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea stipulates that states shall take individually or jointly as appropriate All measures consistent with this Convention that are necessary to prevent reduce and control pollution of the marine environment from any source Japan a signatory of the pact must not use the Pacific Ocean as a giant sewage system It should honour the convention with tangible actions If Tokyo insisted on putting its own interests above the public interests of the global community and proceeded to pollute the ocean It would surely pay the price for its irresponsible behaviour and leave another indelible mark on its history NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Japan must end its plan to pollute Pacific Ocean
    Foreign2 months ago

    Japan must end its plan to pollute Pacific Ocean

    Nuclear energy authorities in Japan have recently authorised a highly-controversial plan to discharge radioactive wastewater from a crippled nuclear power plant into the Pacific.

    The ocean is shared by many dozens of countries and regions.

    The Nuclear Regulation Authority’s decision is an egregiously dangerous and irresponsible move.

    It blatantly disregards the public health and wellbeing of its own people and those in neighbouring countries.

    It once again revealed the conscienceless nature of the Japanese government.

    Responding to the plan’s approval, Japanese citizens have taken to the streets in protest and voiced their anger.

    The South Korean government has vowed to take the best responsive measures internally and externally.

    The Chinese government has also expressed its firm opposition.

    Japan’s decision-makers had chosen to proceed with their plan without sufficient consultations with related parties and international institutions.

    The Pacific Ocean does not belong to Japan.

    All countries and regions along the coastlines have every right to demand that Tokyo act responsibly and answer their urgent and legitimate concerns accordingly.

    One major worry was the contaminated water itself.

    After suffering core meltdowns, the Fukushima nuclear plant has been generating massive amounts of radiation-tainted water.

    Substances like tritium, a radioactive byproduct of nuclear reactors, are hard to filter.

    Some marine experts also raised concerns over traces of ruthenium, cobalt, strontium and plutonium isotopes in the wastewater.

    However, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and the Japanese authorities have never devised a transparent and credible plan to explain how they intend to filter out these radioactive elements and make the water safe.

    On the contrary, Tokyo seems to be trying to give an impression that it has exhausted every possible means, repeatedly claiming that the water containing small amounts of tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen, is scientifically safe.

    If that were true, why didn’t former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga drink some of the water during his visit to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant?

    The Pacific faces immense pollution because of Japan’s reckless intent.

    If dumped from Fukushima prefecture, the wastewater could encircle the entire Pacific Ocean.

    Tritium is light and could reach as far afield as the U.S. West Coast within two years, said Ken Buesseler at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

    According to media reports, research by the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres concluded that if contaminated water from Fukushima is released into the ocean.

    It would only take seven months for the contaminated water to reach the shores of South Korea’s Jeju Island.

    The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea stipulates that states shall take, individually or jointly as appropriate.

    “All measures consistent with this Convention that are necessary to prevent, reduce and control pollution of the marine environment from any source.’’ Japan, a signatory of the pact, must not use the Pacific Ocean as a giant sewage system.

    It should honour the convention with tangible actions.

    If Tokyo insisted on putting its own interests above the public interests of the global community and proceeded to pollute the ocean.

    It would surely pay the price for its irresponsible behaviour and leave another indelible mark on its history.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  A coronavirus state of emergency targeting nightlife in Tokyo and other Japanese regions will end this week Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday as cases nosedive nationwide
    Japan PM announces end to virus state of emergency
     A coronavirus state of emergency targeting nightlife in Tokyo and other Japanese regions will end this week Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday as cases nosedive nationwide
    Japan PM announces end to virus state of emergency
    Foreign1 year ago

    Japan PM announces end to virus state of emergency

    A coronavirus state of emergency targeting nightlife in Tokyo and other Japanese regions will end this week, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday, as cases nosedive nationwide.

  •   The beleaguered Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga survived an opposition vote of no confidence With a majority of seats from its Liberal Democratic Party LDP and its small coalition partner Komeito the lower house of parliament voted against the opposition bill on Tuesday The opposition had criticized Suga for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his unwavering commitment to hosting the Olympics The fragmented opposition camp wanted to continue the debate on this point but its request for an extension of the current parliamentary session was rejected by the government as unnecessary The opposition s decision came just over a month before the start of the Tokyo Olympics The capital is still in a state of emergency until Sunday Suga had not ruled out the early dissolution of parliament if the vote of no confidence was successful However he said tackling the pandemic was a priority Suga s term as party leader and prime minister ends on September 30 and he is due to hold lower house elections no later than October 21 Observers believe he will likely wait until the end of the Tokyo Games before calling an election A change in the ruling party is considered unlikely due to the fragmented nature and weakness of the opposition camp Suga had enjoyed a polling rate of around 70 at the start of his tenure But a series of scandals involving the nepotism of members of his party as well as Suga s handling of the pandemic and the vaccination process that was slow to gain momentum caused his ratings in the polls to drop His membership in the Tokyo Olympics despite the pandemic has also drawn criticism In several polls a majority of Japanese had called for the games to be postponed again or completely canceled dpa NAN NAN
    Japanese PM, Suga survives vote of no confidence
      The beleaguered Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga survived an opposition vote of no confidence With a majority of seats from its Liberal Democratic Party LDP and its small coalition partner Komeito the lower house of parliament voted against the opposition bill on Tuesday The opposition had criticized Suga for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his unwavering commitment to hosting the Olympics The fragmented opposition camp wanted to continue the debate on this point but its request for an extension of the current parliamentary session was rejected by the government as unnecessary The opposition s decision came just over a month before the start of the Tokyo Olympics The capital is still in a state of emergency until Sunday Suga had not ruled out the early dissolution of parliament if the vote of no confidence was successful However he said tackling the pandemic was a priority Suga s term as party leader and prime minister ends on September 30 and he is due to hold lower house elections no later than October 21 Observers believe he will likely wait until the end of the Tokyo Games before calling an election A change in the ruling party is considered unlikely due to the fragmented nature and weakness of the opposition camp Suga had enjoyed a polling rate of around 70 at the start of his tenure But a series of scandals involving the nepotism of members of his party as well as Suga s handling of the pandemic and the vaccination process that was slow to gain momentum caused his ratings in the polls to drop His membership in the Tokyo Olympics despite the pandemic has also drawn criticism In several polls a majority of Japanese had called for the games to be postponed again or completely canceled dpa NAN NAN
    Japanese PM, Suga survives vote of no confidence
    General news1 year ago

    Japanese PM, Suga survives vote of no confidence

    The beleaguered Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga survived an opposition vote of no confidence.

    With a majority of seats from its Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its small coalition partner Komeito, the lower house of parliament voted against the opposition bill on Tuesday.

    The opposition had criticized Suga for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his unwavering commitment to hosting the Olympics.

    The fragmented opposition camp wanted to continue the debate on this point, but its request for an extension of the current parliamentary session was rejected by the government as unnecessary.

    The opposition's decision came just over a month before the start of the Tokyo Olympics.

    The capital is still in a state of emergency until Sunday.

    Suga had not ruled out the early dissolution of parliament if the vote of no confidence was successful.

    However, he said tackling the pandemic was a priority.

    Suga's term as party leader and prime minister ends on September 30 and he is due to hold lower house elections no later than October 21.

    Observers believe he will likely wait until the end of the Tokyo Games before calling an election.

    A change in the ruling party is considered unlikely due to the fragmented nature and weakness of the opposition camp.

    Suga had enjoyed a polling rate of around 70% at the start of his tenure.

    But a series of scandals, involving the nepotism of members of his party, as well as Suga's handling of the pandemic and the vaccination process that was slow to gain momentum, caused his ratings in the polls to drop.

    His membership in the Tokyo Olympics despite the pandemic has also drawn criticism.

    In several polls, a majority of Japanese had called for the games to be postponed again or completely canceled. (dpa / NAN)

    (NAN)

  •   Japan began vaccinating its elderly against the coronavirus on Monday amid growing concerns over another wave of new infections The country is said to vaccinate around 36 million people aged 65 and over which represents 29 of its population Since its launch in mid February the rollout of COVID 19 vaccines had been extremely slow Only 0 4 of the population had been fully vaccinated on Friday according to the Ministry of Health Labor and Social Affairs Also on Monday the government extended a semi state of emergency in the prefectures of Tokyo Kyoto and Okinawa as areas have seen an increasing number of new cases of the coronavirus due to the rapid spread of new variants of the virus Tokyo which would host the postponed Olympics in less than four months confirmed 421 new infections on Sunday after surpassing 500 new cases daily for the fourth day in a row Japan has so far reported around 507 600 known infections and more than 9 400 COVID 19 related deaths according to a tally from broadcaster NHK The central government adopted a semi state of emergency in Osaka Miyagi and Hyogo prefectures a week ago Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday that the new variants made up around 70 of infections in the western prefectures of Osaka and Hyogo and around 20 in Tokyo NAN
    Japan launches COVID-19 vaccination for elderly
      Japan began vaccinating its elderly against the coronavirus on Monday amid growing concerns over another wave of new infections The country is said to vaccinate around 36 million people aged 65 and over which represents 29 of its population Since its launch in mid February the rollout of COVID 19 vaccines had been extremely slow Only 0 4 of the population had been fully vaccinated on Friday according to the Ministry of Health Labor and Social Affairs Also on Monday the government extended a semi state of emergency in the prefectures of Tokyo Kyoto and Okinawa as areas have seen an increasing number of new cases of the coronavirus due to the rapid spread of new variants of the virus Tokyo which would host the postponed Olympics in less than four months confirmed 421 new infections on Sunday after surpassing 500 new cases daily for the fourth day in a row Japan has so far reported around 507 600 known infections and more than 9 400 COVID 19 related deaths according to a tally from broadcaster NHK The central government adopted a semi state of emergency in Osaka Miyagi and Hyogo prefectures a week ago Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday that the new variants made up around 70 of infections in the western prefectures of Osaka and Hyogo and around 20 in Tokyo NAN
    Japan launches COVID-19 vaccination for elderly
    General news1 year ago

    Japan launches COVID-19 vaccination for elderly

    Japan began vaccinating its elderly against the coronavirus on Monday amid growing concerns over another wave of new infections.

    The country is said to vaccinate around 36 million people aged 65 and over, which represents 29% of its population.

    Since its launch in mid-February, the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines had been extremely slow. Only 0.4% of the population had been fully vaccinated on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Affairs.

    Also on Monday, the government extended a semi-state of emergency in the prefectures of Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa, as areas have seen an increasing number of new cases of the coronavirus due to the rapid spread of new variants of the virus.

    Tokyo, which would host the postponed Olympics in less than four months, confirmed 421 new infections on Sunday after surpassing 500 new cases daily for the fourth day in a row.

    Japan has so far reported around 507,600 known infections and more than 9,400 COVID-19-related deaths, according to a tally from broadcaster NHK.

    The central government adopted a semi-state of emergency in Osaka, Miyagi and Hyogo prefectures a week ago.

    Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters on Friday that the new variants made up around 70% of infections in the western prefectures of Osaka and Hyogo and around 20% in Tokyo.

    (NAN)

  •  The Japanese Diet opened Monday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to go ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer amid a surge in COVID 19 infections across the country GLOBALink XINHUA
    GLOBALink|Japan’s Suga vows to go ahead with Olympics, curb COVID-19 resurgence in policy speech
     The Japanese Diet opened Monday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to go ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer amid a surge in COVID 19 infections across the country GLOBALink XINHUA
    GLOBALink|Japan’s Suga vows to go ahead with Olympics, curb COVID-19 resurgence in policy speech
    Foreign2 years ago

    GLOBALink|Japan’s Suga vows to go ahead with Olympics, curb COVID-19 resurgence in policy speech

    The Japanese Diet opened Monday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to go ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer, amid a surge in COVID-19 infections across the country.#GLOBALink■


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  •  The Japanese Diet opened Monday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to go ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer in the face of growing public opposition amid a surge in COVID 19 infections across the country In his first policy speech at the Diet s regular session since taking office last September Suga outlined his policy agendas and stressed his determination to contain the COVID 19 pandemic We will press ahead with preparations with determination of building watertight anti infection measures and holding an event that can bring hope and courage to the world Suga said of the Olympics Rumors ran wild recently that the Tokyo Olympic Games would be postponed to 2032 immediately causing a stir among athletes who had planned to compete at the showpiece event in less than 200 days Both the International Olympic Committee IOC and Tokyo 2020 organizing committee had moved swiftly to deny such accusations dismissing all such reports concerning the cancellation of the Games as fake news They reaffirmed their commitment to hosting the already delayed Tokyo 2020 Games this summer As for the ongoing COVID 19 outbreak Suga vows to tackle surging infection cases and restore normal life as soon as possible To protect the lives and health of the Japanese people I will get the situation back to normal as soon as possible he said Suga declared a state of emergency over the COVID 19 pandemic in Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures in a bid to stem a resurgence of infections earlier this month and expand it to seven more prefectures including Osaka and Aichi last week What is important is to provide necessary medical services to people in need We will exhaust all measures to safeguard the medical system said the Japanese leader We are all ready to deploy the Self Defense Forces medical team if requested by governors he added According to latest data from authorities as of Sunday the number of hospitalized COVID 19 patients with serious symptoms topped 970 to mark a record high in the country while the number of patients recuperating at home exceeded the 30 000 mark this week Suga calling South Korea an important neighbor when talking about diplomacy polices said bilateral relations were in a very severe situation Earlier this month a South Korean court ordered Japan s government to pay damages to the South Korean victims who were forced into sex slavery for the Imperial Japan s military brothels during World War II Japan maintained that the case should be dropped given the sovereign immunity that allows a state to be immune from civil suit in foreign courts but the South Korean court said it cannot be applied to the case as the illegal acts were crimes against humanity committed deliberately systematically and widely by the Imperial Japan To bring relations back to an even keel we strongly demand the South Korean side take appropriate steps said the Japanese leader Suga also touched on Japan s relationship with the United States expressing hope that he will be able to meet with United States President elect Joe Biden as soon as possible XINHUA
    Japan’s Suga vows to go ahead with Olympics, curb COVID-19 resurgence in policy speech
     The Japanese Diet opened Monday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to go ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer in the face of growing public opposition amid a surge in COVID 19 infections across the country In his first policy speech at the Diet s regular session since taking office last September Suga outlined his policy agendas and stressed his determination to contain the COVID 19 pandemic We will press ahead with preparations with determination of building watertight anti infection measures and holding an event that can bring hope and courage to the world Suga said of the Olympics Rumors ran wild recently that the Tokyo Olympic Games would be postponed to 2032 immediately causing a stir among athletes who had planned to compete at the showpiece event in less than 200 days Both the International Olympic Committee IOC and Tokyo 2020 organizing committee had moved swiftly to deny such accusations dismissing all such reports concerning the cancellation of the Games as fake news They reaffirmed their commitment to hosting the already delayed Tokyo 2020 Games this summer As for the ongoing COVID 19 outbreak Suga vows to tackle surging infection cases and restore normal life as soon as possible To protect the lives and health of the Japanese people I will get the situation back to normal as soon as possible he said Suga declared a state of emergency over the COVID 19 pandemic in Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures in a bid to stem a resurgence of infections earlier this month and expand it to seven more prefectures including Osaka and Aichi last week What is important is to provide necessary medical services to people in need We will exhaust all measures to safeguard the medical system said the Japanese leader We are all ready to deploy the Self Defense Forces medical team if requested by governors he added According to latest data from authorities as of Sunday the number of hospitalized COVID 19 patients with serious symptoms topped 970 to mark a record high in the country while the number of patients recuperating at home exceeded the 30 000 mark this week Suga calling South Korea an important neighbor when talking about diplomacy polices said bilateral relations were in a very severe situation Earlier this month a South Korean court ordered Japan s government to pay damages to the South Korean victims who were forced into sex slavery for the Imperial Japan s military brothels during World War II Japan maintained that the case should be dropped given the sovereign immunity that allows a state to be immune from civil suit in foreign courts but the South Korean court said it cannot be applied to the case as the illegal acts were crimes against humanity committed deliberately systematically and widely by the Imperial Japan To bring relations back to an even keel we strongly demand the South Korean side take appropriate steps said the Japanese leader Suga also touched on Japan s relationship with the United States expressing hope that he will be able to meet with United States President elect Joe Biden as soon as possible XINHUA
    Japan’s Suga vows to go ahead with Olympics, curb COVID-19 resurgence in policy speech
    Foreign2 years ago

    Japan’s Suga vows to go ahead with Olympics, curb COVID-19 resurgence in policy speech

    The Japanese Diet opened Monday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to go ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer, in the face of growing public opposition amid a surge in COVID-19 infections across the country.

    In his first policy speech at the Diet's regular session since taking office last September, Suga outlined his policy agendas and stressed his determination to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

    "We will press ahead with preparations, with determination of building watertight anti-infection measures and holding an event that can bring hope and courage to the world," Suga said of the Olympics.

    Rumors ran wild recently that the Tokyo Olympic Games would be postponed to 2032, immediately causing a stir among athletes who had planned to compete at the showpiece event in less than 200 days.

    Both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 organizing committee had moved swiftly to deny such accusations, dismissing all such reports concerning the cancellation of the Games as "fake news". They reaffirmed their commitment to hosting the already-delayed Tokyo 2020 Games this summer.

    As for the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Suga vows to tackle surging infection cases and restore normal life "as soon as possible."

    "To protect the lives and health of the Japanese people... I will get the situation back to normal as soon as possible," he said.

    Suga declared a state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic in Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures in a bid to stem a resurgence of infections earlier this month, and expand it to seven more prefectures including Osaka and Aichi last week.

    "What is important is to provide necessary medical services to people in need. We will exhaust all measures to safeguard the medical system," said the Japanese leader.

    "We are all ready to deploy the Self-Defense Forces' medical team if requested by governors," he added.

    According to latest data from authorities, as of Sunday, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients with serious symptoms topped 970 to mark a record high in the country while the number of patients recuperating at home exceeded the 30,000 mark this week.

    Suga, calling South Korea "an important neighbor" when talking about diplomacy polices, said bilateral relations were in a very severe situation.

    Earlier this month, a South Korean court ordered Japan's government to pay damages to the South Korean victims who were forced into sex slavery for the Imperial Japan's military brothels during World War II.

    Japan maintained that the case should be dropped given the sovereign immunity that allows a state to be immune from civil suit in foreign courts, but the South Korean court said it cannot be applied to the case as the illegal acts were crimes against humanity committed deliberately, systematically and widely by the Imperial Japan.

    "To bring relations back to an even keel, we strongly demand the South Korean side take appropriate steps," said the Japanese leader.

    Suga also touched on Japan's relationship with the United States, expressing hope that he will be able to meet with United States President-elect Joe Biden as soon as possible.


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  •  Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday reiterated his government s commitment to hosting the postponed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer We will continue the preparation and are determined to take thorough countermeasures against the coronavirus for the Olympic Games Suga told Japan s parliament in his policy speech Suga added that holding the Games will show that humanity has defeated the COVID 19 pandemic and will bring hope and courage to the world He also said that it would be an opportunity to show that Japan has recovered from the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan s northeastern area in 2011 leading to the Fukushima nuclear disaster Since assuming office last September Suga has consistently vowed to host the Games as scheduled despite the COVID 19 situation in Japan having worsened in recent months XINHUA
    Japanese PM Suga reiterates commitment to holding Tokyo Olympics
     Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday reiterated his government s commitment to hosting the postponed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer We will continue the preparation and are determined to take thorough countermeasures against the coronavirus for the Olympic Games Suga told Japan s parliament in his policy speech Suga added that holding the Games will show that humanity has defeated the COVID 19 pandemic and will bring hope and courage to the world He also said that it would be an opportunity to show that Japan has recovered from the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan s northeastern area in 2011 leading to the Fukushima nuclear disaster Since assuming office last September Suga has consistently vowed to host the Games as scheduled despite the COVID 19 situation in Japan having worsened in recent months XINHUA
    Japanese PM Suga reiterates commitment to holding Tokyo Olympics
    Foreign2 years ago

    Japanese PM Suga reiterates commitment to holding Tokyo Olympics

    Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday reiterated his government's commitment to hosting the postponed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

    "We will continue the preparation and are determined to take thorough countermeasures against the coronavirus for the Olympic Games," Suga told Japan's parliament in his policy speech.

    Suga added that holding the Games will show that humanity has defeated the COVID-19 pandemic and will bring hope and courage to the world.

    He also said that it would be an opportunity to show that Japan has recovered from the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan's northeastern area in 2011, leading to the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

    Since assuming office last September, Suga has consistently vowed to host the Games as scheduled, despite the COVID-19 situation in Japan having worsened in recent months.


    (XINHUA)

  •  The Japanese Diet opened Monday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to go ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer in the face of growing public opposition amid a surge in coronavirus infections across the country In his first policy speech at the Diet s regular session since taking office last September Suga outlined his policy agendas and stressed his determination to contain the coronavirus pandemic We will press ahead with preparations with determination of building watertight anti infection measures and holding an event that can bring hope and courage to the world Suga said of the Olympics Rumors ran wild recently that the Tokyo Olympic Games would be postponed to 2032 immediately causing a stir among athletes who had planned to compete at the showpiece event in less than 200 days Both the International Olympics Committee and Tokyo 2020 organizing committee had moved swiftly to deny such accusations dismissing all such reports concerning the cancellation of the Games as fake news They reaffirmed their commitment to hosting the already delayed Tokyo 2020 Games this summer As for the ongoing COVID 19 outbreak Suga vowed to tackle surging infection cases and restore normal life as soon as possible To protect the lives and health of the Japanese people I will get the situation back to normal as soon as possible he said Suga declared a state of emergency over the COVID 19 pandemic in Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures in an effort to contain a resurgence of infections earlier this month and expanded it to seven more prefectures including Osaka and Aichi last week What is important is to provide necessary medical services to people in need We will exhaust all measures to safeguard the medical system said the Japanese leader We are all ready to deploy the Self Defence Forces medical team if requested by governors he added XINHUA
    Japan’s Suga vows to go ahead with Olympics in policy speech
     The Japanese Diet opened Monday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to go ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer in the face of growing public opposition amid a surge in coronavirus infections across the country In his first policy speech at the Diet s regular session since taking office last September Suga outlined his policy agendas and stressed his determination to contain the coronavirus pandemic We will press ahead with preparations with determination of building watertight anti infection measures and holding an event that can bring hope and courage to the world Suga said of the Olympics Rumors ran wild recently that the Tokyo Olympic Games would be postponed to 2032 immediately causing a stir among athletes who had planned to compete at the showpiece event in less than 200 days Both the International Olympics Committee and Tokyo 2020 organizing committee had moved swiftly to deny such accusations dismissing all such reports concerning the cancellation of the Games as fake news They reaffirmed their commitment to hosting the already delayed Tokyo 2020 Games this summer As for the ongoing COVID 19 outbreak Suga vowed to tackle surging infection cases and restore normal life as soon as possible To protect the lives and health of the Japanese people I will get the situation back to normal as soon as possible he said Suga declared a state of emergency over the COVID 19 pandemic in Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures in an effort to contain a resurgence of infections earlier this month and expanded it to seven more prefectures including Osaka and Aichi last week What is important is to provide necessary medical services to people in need We will exhaust all measures to safeguard the medical system said the Japanese leader We are all ready to deploy the Self Defence Forces medical team if requested by governors he added XINHUA
    Japan’s Suga vows to go ahead with Olympics in policy speech
    Foreign2 years ago

    Japan’s Suga vows to go ahead with Olympics in policy speech

    The Japanese Diet opened Monday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to go ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer, in the face of growing public opposition amid a surge in coronavirus infections across the country.

    In his first policy speech at the Diet's regular session since taking office last September, Suga outlined his policy agendas and stressed his determination to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

    "We will press ahead with preparations, with determination of building watertight anti-infection measures and holding an event that can bring hope and courage to the world," Suga said of the Olympics.

    Rumors ran wild recently that the Tokyo Olympic Games would be postponed to 2032, immediately causing a stir among athletes who had planned to compete at the showpiece event in less than 200 days.

    Both the International Olympics Committee and Tokyo 2020 organizing committee had moved swiftly to deny such accusations, dismissing all such reports concerning the cancellation of the Games as "fake news." They reaffirmed their commitment to hosting the already-delayed Tokyo 2020 Games this summer.

    As for the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Suga vowed to tackle surging infection cases and restore normal life "as soon as possible".

    "To protect the lives and health of the Japanese people... I will get the situation back to normal as soon as possible," he said.

    Suga declared a state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic in Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures in an effort to contain a resurgence of infections earlier this month, and expanded it to seven more prefectures including Osaka and Aichi last week.

    "What is important is to provide necessary medical services to people in need. We will exhaust all measures to safeguard the medical system," said the Japanese leader.

    "We are all ready to deploy the Self-Defence Forces' medical team if requested by governors," he added.


    (XINHUA)

  •  The Japanese Diet opened here Monday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to forge ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer in the face of growing public opposition as the country has a surge in COVID 19 infections recently In his first policy speech at the Diet s regular session since taking office in September last year Suga outlined his policy agendas and stressed his determination to contain the pandemic XINHUA
    Japanese prime minister vows to go ahead with Olympics in policy speech
     The Japanese Diet opened here Monday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to forge ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer in the face of growing public opposition as the country has a surge in COVID 19 infections recently In his first policy speech at the Diet s regular session since taking office in September last year Suga outlined his policy agendas and stressed his determination to contain the pandemic XINHUA
    Japanese prime minister vows to go ahead with Olympics in policy speech
    Foreign2 years ago

    Japanese prime minister vows to go ahead with Olympics in policy speech

    The Japanese Diet opened here Monday with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowing to forge ahead with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer in the face of growing public opposition as the country has a surge in COVID-19 infections recently.

    In his first policy speech at the Diet's regular session since taking office in September last year, Suga outlined his policy agendas and stressed his determination to contain the pandemic.


    (XINHUA)