Thousands of Japanese companies give vaccines to workers, boosting country's rollout

Yuka Daimaru, among the Suntory workers getting the shot on a sprawling office floor, was visibly relieved after spending more than a year worrying about the coronavirus.

published on : 21st June 2021

Japan imposes stricter regulations on India's Olympic-bound, IOA says it's 'unfair and discriminatory'

On arrival, athletes and officials will not be allowed to interact with anyone else apart from their on delegation for three days.

published on : 19th June 2021

Japan announces easing of virus emergency ahead of Olympics

Holding the Olympics before elections in the fall is also a political gamble for Suga, whose support ratings have tumbled over dissatisfaction with his handling of the pandemic.

published on : 17th June 2021

Japan considering Myanmar goalie's asylum request

Pyae Lyan Aung, a substitute goalkeeper, who was scheduled to fly home from Kansai International Airport has expressed wish to seek refuge in Japan. 

published on : 17th June 2021

COVID-19: Japan to issue vaccine passports to citizens for travelling abroad

The certificate will be paper-based rather than digital and will be issued by local governments from sometime next month, a government spokesperson said.

published on : 17th June 2021

Japan set to ease COVID-19 emergency ahead of Olympics

Japan has been struggling since late March to slow a wave of infections propelled by more contagious variants, with new daily cases soaring above 7,000 at one point.

published on : 17th June 2021

Australia, Japan perfect in FIFA World Cup qualifying stage; China wins

Australia and Japan had already secured their places but were the only two teams to do so by winning all eight games in the second round.

published on : 16th June 2021

Japanese airline All Nippon Airway starts crew Covid vaccination drive 

Japan is desperately pushing to accelerate the pace of inoculations before the Tokyo Olympics start in about 40 days.

published on : 13th June 2021

Toshiba sought Japanese government's help to influence shareholder vote, reveals probe

The troubled industrial conglomerate "devised a plan to effectively prevent shareholders from exercising their shareholder proposal right and voting rights at the AGM" in July 2020, investigators said

published on : 10th June 2021

Sri Lanka requests Japan to provide 600,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Sri Lanka is currently using China's Sinopharm and Rusian Sputnik V vaccines.

published on : 10th June 2021

Japan, Australia share China concerns, raise defence ties

In the South China Sea, China's sweeping territorial claims have clashed with those of its neighbours, which accuse Beijing of militarising one of the world's busiest sea lanes.

published on : 9th June 2021

Seoul court rejects slave labour claim against Japanese firms

Relations between Seoul and Tokyo have been strained since South Korea's Supreme Court in 2018 ordered Nippon Steel and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to compensate Korean forced laborers.

published on : 7th June 2021

Taiwan, feuding with China, gets vaccines from Japan

Tsai accused China last month of blocking Taiwan from getting the Pfizer vaccine through BioNTech, the German co-developer.

published on : 4th June 2021

World Cup qualifiers: Yuya Osako scores five goals as Japan rout Myanmar 10-0

Japan has the best record of all teams in the second round of Asian qualification, with 37 goals and none conceded in its six wins in Group F.

published on : 29th May 2021

Coronavirus impact: We might witness an Olympics sans spectators in Tokyo!

Cancellation pressure grows daily on Tokyo and the IOC as more questions arise about the risks of bringing 15,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes from more than 200 countries into Japan.

published on : 28th May 2021
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