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VOA: COVID Infections Reach Record High in Tokyo

Tokyo’s metropolitan government said new coronavirus infections surged to a record high Saturday as the city hosts the Olympic Games.

Reuters: Love match: Tokyo to help fund Japanese AI cupid upgrades-report

The Japanese government plans to step up efforts to stem the country’s tumbling birth rate by helping to fund more sophisticated artificial...

VOA: Tokyo Governor Warns of Second COVID-19 Wave

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike Wednesday asked residents to stay home over Japan’s upcoming four-day summer holiday weekend as confirmed COVID-19 cases have...

VOA: Tokyo Sees Biggest COVID-19 Surge in 2 Months

 Officials in Japan’s capital Thursday reported 107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the highest one-day total for the region in two months. 

VOA: Tokyo Set to Allow More Businesses to Reopen

Tokyo officials announced Friday that, beginning Monday, they will allow additional businesses, including theaters, cinemas, fitness gyms and retailers to reopen after...

CNN: This Tokyo pub has a machine that sprays customers with disinfectant as they enter

(CNN) — As businesses around the world adopt new practices due to coronavirus, one Japanese pub is taking a novel approach to customer safety.Visitors to Kichiri Shinjuku,...

BBC: Coronavirus: Japan to declare emergency as Tokyo cases soar

Japan is to declare a state of emergency in the capital Tokyo and six other regions in an attempt to tackle the...
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