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World Sep 15Taiwan drills military as concerns over China grow
War is not imminent, but as China has grown increasingly assertive in both the East China and South China Seas, Taiwan is stepping up its defense.
World Sep 14Fukushima plant failed to probe cause of faulty filters
Officials at Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant have acknowledged they neglected to investigate the cause of faulty exhaust filters that are key to preventing radioactive pollution, after being forced to replace them twice.
World Sep 09Japan extends virus emergency until end of September
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says serious cases remain high and are still overwhelming many hospitals.
World Sep 07IAEA seeks Japan transparency in release of Fukushima water
The International Atomic Energy Agency, which is assisting Japan with the planned release, met with government officials to discuss technical details before traveling to the Fukushima Daiichi plant for an on-site examination.
World Aug 26Japan suspends 1.63 million doses of Moderna over contamination found in unused vials
The health ministry said the contamination was reported at multiple vaccination sites.
World Aug 05Tokyo logs its most coronavirus cases since the pandemic began
Tokyo reported 5,042 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, its most since the pandemic began as infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics.
World Jul 29Officials in Tokyo alarmed as virus cases hit record highs
Tokyo reported 3,865 new cases Thursday, up from 3,177 on Wednesday and double the numbers a week ago.
World Jul 22Tokyo new virus cases near 2,000 a day before Olympics open
Thursday's 1,979 new cases are the highest since 2,044 were recorded on Jan. 15.
World Jul 08Fans are banned from the Tokyo Olympics
The ban came hours after a state of emergency in the capital starting from Monday, declared by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to contain rising COVID-19 cases.
World Jul 05Japan searches for dozens missing in mudslide; 4 dead
An official says 80 people are still unaccounted for. Authorities plan to release their names, hoping that perhaps some were away when the disaster struck, since many of the apartments and houses in Atami are second homes or vacation rentals.