COVID-19 Update: Shinzo Abe to declare state of emergency in Japan

Japan is to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the coronavirus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday, with the government preparing a stimulus package to soften the economic blow. "We hope to declare a state of emergency as early as … Continue reading COVID-19 Update: Shinzo Abe to declare state of emergency in Japan

US Congress debating a $2 trillion deal to help businesses and ordinary Americans

The Tokyo Olympics were put off to next year as coronavirus deaths and infections surged in Europe and the U.S. on Tuesday, with New York warning it is about to get hit by a “bullet train." Stocks soared as Washington lawmakers closed in on a nearly $2 trillion deal to help businesses and ordinary Americans … Continue reading US Congress debating a $2 trillion deal to help businesses and ordinary Americans

Deadly typhoon kills dozens in Japan

Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history, which killed 23 people and briefly paralyzed Tokyo. There were also 16 people missing, public broadcaster NHK said, as Typhoon Hagibis left … Continue reading Deadly typhoon kills dozens in Japan

China cautions Japan on South China Sea matters

Shortly after Tokyo announced Thursday that it may have to patrol alongside the U.S. on South China Sea region, Beijing sounded out a warning telling Japan to think twice against "playing with fire" in the contested waters. The decision from Japan was made public earlier this month when Defence Minister Tomomi Inada said during a visit … Continue reading China cautions Japan on South China Sea matters

Tokyo Elects Yuriko Koike First Woman Governor.

Former Defense Minister Yuriko Koike has been elected first woman governor of Tokyo, BBC reports. Image: Yuriko Koike Koike, running as an independent candidate, received more than 2.9 million votes in Sunday's election, beating her opponents by a wide margin. One of her key challenges will be curbing the financial problems plaguing Tokyo's preparations to host the 2020 Olympic … Continue reading Tokyo Elects Yuriko Koike First Woman Governor.

Japanese Residents In Okinawa Protest Against Drunk Driving By A US Base Worker.

TOKYO - The Okinawa prefecture lodged a fresh protest Monday to the US military over a case of DUI (driving under the influence) committed by a US Base worker a day earlier. A protester shows off a placard reading 'US Marines, withdraw' during a rally against US military bases, following the arrest of an American … Continue reading Japanese Residents In Okinawa Protest Against Drunk Driving By A US Base Worker.