Tokyo set to report highest single day spike of over 280 Covid-19 cases

[ad_1] Tokyo is set to report a daily record of over 280 coronavirus cases Thursday, heightening concerns that the latest infection is spreading in the broader community and set to spill beyond the capital. The number is the most for a single day, Governor Yuriko Koike told reporters, and comes after the city conducted a […]

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Ghost of Tsushima Review: A Kurosawa Samurai Movie You Can Play

[ad_1] Ghost of Tsushima — Reviewed on: PS4. Release date: July 17, 2020. Price: Rs. 3,999 (India), $60 (US), £55 (UK). Director: Nate Fox, Jason Connell. Cast: Daisuke Tsuji, Kazuya Nakai, Patrick Gallagher, Minae Noji, Hira Ambrosino, and Keisuke Hoashi. Rating: 18 (PEGI), M (ESRB). PS4 Pro Enhanced: Yes. Yellow ginkgo leaves blow across the […]

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Masks, disinfectant, social distancing: Japan responds to floods amid Covid-19

[ad_1] Boxes of surgical masks, bottles of disinfectant and a sign saying “Please wear a mask” mark the entrance to a public gym in Yatsushiro city, a shelter for residents fleeing devastating floods in southwestern Japan this week. Elsewhere in the gym, cardboard partitions separate the 233 evacuees’ sleeping areas and another sign instructs them […]

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Dozens of US Marines in Japan’s Okinawa get coronavirus

[ad_1] Dozens of U.S. Marines have been infected with the coronavirus at two bases on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa in what is feared to be a massive outbreak, Okinawan officials said Saturday, demanding an adequate explanation from the U.S. military. Okinawa prefectural officials said they could say only that a “few dozen” cases […]

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Heavy rain cause deadly floods in Japan, at least 58 dead

[ad_1] Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan’s main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides and destroying houses and roads. At least 58 people died in several days of flooding. Parts of Nagano and Gifu, including areas known for scenic mountain trails and […]

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14 feared dead at flooded nursing home in Japan: Governor

[ad_1] Fourteen people were feared dead after a nursing home was flooded in western Japan on Saturday as record heavy rain hit the region, a local governor said. The victims were found “in cardio-respiratory arrest” at the facility for elderly people that was inundated after a nearby river broke its banks, governor Ikuo Kabashima from […]

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‘Need to be close to our friends’: India holds naval exercise with Japan amid stand-off with China

[ad_1] Indian and Japanese warships conducted exercises in the Indian Ocean on Saturday, announced the navies of both the countries. The Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force described the manoeuvres as designed to “promote mutual understanding” and consisted of four warships, two from each country. Naval exercises are now routine between India and Japan, but the timing […]

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Japanese Startup Creates ‘Connected’ Face Mask for Coronavirus New Normal

[ad_1] As face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected ‘smart mask’ that can transmit messages and translate from Japanese into eight other languages. The white plastic ‘c-mask’ fits over standard face masks and connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone and tablet application that can transcribe […]

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Japan confirms plans to cancel deployment of US missile defence system

[ad_1] Japan’s National Security Council has endorsed plans cancel the deployment of two costly land-based US missile defence systems aimed at bolstering the country’s capability against threats from North Korea, the country’s defence minister said Thursday. The council made its decision Wednesday, and now the government will need to enter negotiations with the US. about […]

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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s public support rises despite ex-justice minister’s arrest

[ad_1] Public support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet rose by nine percentage points to 36% despite the recent arrest of his former justice minister on suspicion of vote-buying, a poll by the Mainichi Shimbun daily showed on Sunday. The approval rating had fallen to 27% in the paper’s previous survey conducted soon after […]

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