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World Sep 03Livestock ship carrying 42 crew members sinks off Japan’s coast
Japanese rescuers were searching Thursday for a livestock ship carrying 42 crew members that a survivor said sank during rough weather a day earlier off a southern Japanese island, the coast guard said.
World Aug 28Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he’s resigning for health reasons
Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, says he will resign because a chronic illness has resurfaced. Concerns about Abe’s health began this summer and grew this month when he visited a Tokyo hospital two weeks in a row for unspecified…
World Jul 07Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 55, dozen missing
Soldiers rescued residents on boats as floodwaters flowed down streets in southern Japanese towns hit by deadly rains that were expanding across the region Tuesday.
World Jul 05Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homes
Large areas along the Kuma River were swallowed by floodwaters, with many houses, buildings and vehicles submerged almost up to their roofs. Mudslides smashed into houses, sending people atop rooftops waving at rescuers.
World Apr 18Singapore sees huge surge in new virus cases
Singapore has reported 942 new coronavirus infections, a single-day high for the tiny city-state that pushed its total number of cases to 5,992.
World Apr 08Japan’s state of emergency is no lockdown. What’s in it?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other hard-hit Japanese prefectures to fortify the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Health Apr 07Japan declares state of emergency, ramping up virus battle
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a month-long state of emergency Tuesday for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus as the number of infections surges.
Health Apr 06Japan’s prime minister to declare state of emergency as early as Tuesday
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns.
Health Mar 30Tokyo’s infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questions
The sudden rise in the number of virus cases in Tokyo and the government's strong actions immediately after the Olympic postponement have raised questions in parliament and among citizens about whether Japan understated the extent of the outbreak and delayed…
World Mar 24Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 Games cannot be held in a complete manner amid the coronavirus pandemic.