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Asia Today: India overtakes Brazil as 2nd-worst hit country
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Asia Today: India overtakes Brazil as 2nd-worst hit country

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections Monday to overtake Brazil as the second-worst…
Japan denies report of vaccine priority for Olympic athletes after outcry
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Japan denies report of vaccine priority for Olympic athletes after outcry

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan’s government moved to cool a social media furore on Thursday saying it was currently not looking to…
Japanese PM Suga expects to invite Biden to Tokyo Olympics
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Japanese PM Suga expects to invite Biden to Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday he expects to invite President Joe Biden to the Tokyo…
Tokyo Olympics ready to announce ban on fans from abroad
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Tokyo Olympics ready to announce ban on fans from abroad

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo organizers and the International Olympic Committee are poised to finally make it official that most fans…
Japan PM Suga considering 2-week extension of COVID-19 state of emergency for Tokyo region
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Japan PM Suga considering 2-week extension of COVID-19 state of emergency for Tokyo region

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday the government is considering a two-week extension of a…
Tokyo Olympics head Yoshiro Mori to resign over sexist remarks — reports
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Tokyo Olympics head Yoshiro Mori to resign over sexist remarks — reports

Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, is set to resign after facing backlash for sexist comments, Japanese…
Japan vaccination uncertainty casts doubts over Olympics
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Japan vaccination uncertainty casts doubts over Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is publicly adamant that it will stage its postponed Olympics this summer. But to pull it…
The Latest: Thailand adds 745 virus cases, new restrictions
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The Latest: Thailand adds 745 virus cases, new restrictions

BANGKOK — Thailand registered 745 new coronavirus cases in two days on Monday with a new death reported in Bangkok,…
Ginza shoppers clean hands, phones with high-tech wash stations
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Ginza shoppers clean hands, phones with high-tech wash stations

TOKYO (Reuters) – Shoppers washed their hands and sterilised their smartphones in the streets of Tokyo’s posh Ginza district on…
Japan PM Suga trips up with messy reversal on tourism campaign
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Japan PM Suga trips up with messy reversal on tourism campaign

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s abrupt decision to partially pause a domestic travel campaign amid rising COVID-19…
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