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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky
Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months
US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos
Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise.
Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap
Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record
China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek
Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab
Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence
Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
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Cryptocurrency Exchanges in South Korea to Be Classified as Highly Risky Brunei sees record COVID-19 cases after first local infections in 15 months US has opportunity to establish stronger economic ties with Laos Bangladesh ends a strict lockdown even as cases rise. Stocks Set Another Record as Trading Range Narrows: Markets Wrap Vietnam concerned over vaccine supply as COVID-19 cases near record China Warplane Fleet Enters Taiwan’s Air Defense Zone After Two-Month Lull – Newsweek Fair Work Ombudsman suggests Australian employers could force certain workers to get Covid jab Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence Michelin Adds 12 Eateries to Singapore Value-for-Money List – Bloomberg
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Ugandan athlete goes missing in Japan before Tokyo Olympics

Local officials are searching for a Ugandan athlete who went missing in western Japan on Friday in a case raising questions over Japanese organizers’ oversight of Olympic participants amid local coronavirus concerns. The missing 20-year-old man was training as part of the nine-member Ugandan team in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, city officials said. Teammates realized the athlete was absent around noon Friday when his saliva test sample was not delivered and they found his hotel room empty, city officials said. There…
Jul
2021
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Ugandan Weight Lifter Missing in Japan Amid Olympic Lockdown

TOKYO — A Ugandan weight lifter who traveled to Japan in the hopes of competing in the Tokyo Olympics was missing from his hotel near an athletic training camp, officials said on Friday. Julius Ssekitoleko, 20, one of nine Ugandans who had been staying in Izumisano — a city in Osaka Prefecture in western Japan — since mid-June was discovered to be missing around noon Friday when he failed to show up for a coronavirus test. Olympic organizers have tried…
Jul
2021
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Japan Warns of Crisis Over Taiwan, Growing Risks From U.S.-China Rivalry – U.S. News & World Report

Japan Warns of Crisis Over Taiwan, Growing Risks From U.S.-China Rivalry  U.S. News & World Report Japan for First Time Mentions Taiwan Stability in Defense Paper  Bloomberg Japan’s gov’t sees Taiwan tensions as regional security risk  Associated Press Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso’s Taiwan Slip May Have Been a Deliberate Signal  Foreign Policy Japan takes up Taiwan Strait stability in defense report for 1st time  Nikkei Asia View Full Coverage on Google News…
Jul
2021
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Japan to declare virus emergency lasting through Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to place Tokyo under a state of emergency that would last through the Olympics, fearing an ongoing COVID-19 surge will multiply during the Games. At a meeting with experts Thursday morning, government officials proposed a plan to issue a state of emergency in Tokyo from next Monday to Aug. 22. The Summer Olympics, already delayed a year by the pandemic, begin July 23 and close Aug. 8. The Games already will take place without…
Jul
2021
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Reversing course, Japan will ban all spectators from Olympic venues in and around Tokyo

Earlier, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that Tokyo’s fourth state of emergency would begin Monday and last until Aug. 22, citing rising infections in the capital and the spread of the highly contagious delta variant. Story continues below advertisement Hours after Suga’s announcement, the organizers of the Games outlined their decision about the spectator ban, just two weeks before the Games are due to open July 23. Advertisement Hashimoto, a seven-time Olympian who represented Japan as a cyclist and speedskater,…
Jul
2021
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Dozens remain missing in deadly ‘tsunami’ mudslide in central Japan | CNN

Tokyo CNN —   Japanese rescue workers continued to search for survivors Tuesday, three days after a devastating “tsunami” of mud swept through a coastal city, killing at least four people and leaving two dozen others missing. Torrential rains triggered the powerful mudslide in Atami, Shizuoka prefecture, about 90 kilometers (56 miles) southwest of Tokyo. Footage posted on social media showed the deluge of black water crash down a mountain and into the city, destroying homes in its path as neighbors…
Jul
2021
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80 People Missing, 4 Dead As Huge Mudslide Wrecks Japanese Resort Town

Enlarge this image A man watches as rescuers continue a search operation Monday at the site of a mudslide at Izusan in Atami, Shizuoka prefecture, southwest of Tokyo. Kyodo News via AP hide caption toggle caption Kyodo News via AP ATAMI, Japan — Rescue workers dug through sludge and debris Monday looking for dozens of people who may be trapped after a a torrent of mud, trees and rocks ripped with a roar through a Japanese seaside resort town, killing…
Jul
2021
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Japan landslide: 20 people missing in Atami city – BBC News

Japan landslide: 20 people missing in Atami city  BBC News About 20 people missing and 2 dead after mudslide wipes out homes in Japan’s Atami city  CNN Japan rescue work continues after deadly landslides, 20 missing  Reuters Several People In Japan Are Missing After A Mudslide Buries Their Homes  NPR Rescuers search for survivors in landslide-hit Japan town  Al Jazeera English View Full Coverage on Google News…
Jun
2021
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Japan easing virus emergency before Olympics

Jun 16, 2021 Associated Press TOKYO — Japan on Thursday announced the easing of a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and six other areas next week, with new daily cases falling just as the country begins final preparations for the Olympics starting in just over a month. 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 and seriously ill patients…
Jun
2021
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Giant Buddhist goddess in Japan gets face mask to pray for end of COVID-19

June 16 (Reuters) – Workers scaled a giant statue of a Buddhist goddess in Japan on Tuesday to place a custom-made mask on her face, an act meant to be a prayer for the end of the coronavirus pandemic. It took four workers three hours to carry the massive mask on ropes up the 57 m-high (187 ft) white statue of the Buddhist goddess Kannon – the Goddess of Mercy – at the Houkokuji Aizu Betsuin temple in Fukushima Prefecture.…