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  • Tokyo , the capital of Japan, used primarily in non-English-speaking countries


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U.S. gymnasts blaze a trail to Tokyo meet [Video]

U.S. gymnasts blaze a trail to Tokyo meet

Gymnasts are used to having pressure on their shoulders but the athletes heading to Tokyo for next month’s special meet might feel they are carrying an Olympian burden.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published
Tokyo urges Olympics supporters to 'pack less, wait less' following security tests [Video]

Tokyo urges Olympics supporters to 'pack less, wait less' following security tests

Tokyo Games organisers complete three days of security tests as they prepare to host the rescheduled Olympics next year.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:36Published
Tokyo amusement park transforms into office space [Video]

Tokyo amusement park transforms into office space

The coronavirus pandemic has turned one Japanese theme park into a new workplace for teleworkers, with a haunted house for the bargain.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published
EAM Jaishankar holds bilateral meeting with Japanese counterpart in Tokyo [Video]

EAM Jaishankar holds bilateral meeting with Japanese counterpart in Tokyo

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar held a bilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi in Japan's Tokyo on October 07. Foreign Ministers of Quad group countries-Japan,..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:20Published
New See-Through Public Toilets In Tokyo Let People See How Clean They Are Before Entering [Video]

New See-Through Public Toilets In Tokyo Let People See How Clean They Are Before Entering

Two new see-through public toilets have opened in Tokyo enabling users to check how clean they are before entering. Designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the stalls are part of a project..

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published

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Tokyo prosecutors: ex-justice minister, wife gave 1.7 million yen to buy votes

Tokyo prosecutors said in a statement on Thursday that ex-Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai and his wife, upper house lawmaker Anri, gave a total of 1.7 million yen to five people last year to help get..
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European lawmakers chide Japan over 'abduction' of children by a parent

European lawmakers lobbied by fathers who cannot see children taken by Japanese mothers urged Tokyo on Tuesday to combat the "abduction" of minors by one parent and change a law that does not recognise..
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China says it expressed grave concerns to Japan over Abe's HK remarks

China said on Wednesday it expressed grave concerns to Japan after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tokyo wants to take the lead among the Group of Seven nations to issue a statement about the..
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Protests worldwide embrace 'Black Lives Matter' movement

Thousands took to the streets across Europe and Australia on Saturday, as did hundreds in Tokyo and Seoul, in support of days of U.S. protests against police brutality.
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Silent but cheerful, mannequins enforce social distancing at Tokyo bar

They may not be helping out with chants but complete with cheerleader uniforms and pom-poms, mannequins at one Tokyo bar are helping keep customers a safe - and cheerful - distance apart.
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Japan's Dentsu evacuates Tokyo HQ after bomb threat

Japan's largest advertising agency, Dentsu Group Corp, has evacuated its Tokyo headquarters after getting a bomb threat, an internal company email reviewed by Reuters showed on Friday.
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City of Tokyo issues stay-home alert after jump in new virus infections

The Tokyo government on Tuesday warned citizens to stay at home unless they had urgent business and to practise social distancing after recording 34 new coronavirus infections, the highest since early..
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Calm before the storm for Japan suicides as coronavirus ravages economy

The phones at the Tokyo suicide hotline start ringing as soon as it opens for its once-weekly overnight session. They don't stop until the lone volunteer fielding calls from hundreds of people yearning..
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Mission of Mercy: On duty at Japan's 'last-chance' hospital for coronavirus

Two paramedics jump out the back of an idling ambulance with Tokyo plates, carefully lowering an elderly woman on a stretcher. The patient, her small face covered with an oxygen mask, disappears behind..
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Japan may end Tokyo state of emergency as early as next week: PM

Japan may lift the state of emergency in Tokyo as early as next week if new coronavirus infections remain low, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, raising hopes that the world's third-largest..
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Tokyo top prosecutor quits, justice minister says, in blow to Japan's Abe

Tokyo's top prosecutor resigned on Thursday for gambling during Japan's coronavirus state of emergency, the justice minister said, in another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose support has waned..
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Top Tokyo prosecutor offers to resign over reports of gambling

Japan's justice minister on Thursday said that Tokyo's top prosecutor had tendered his resignation earlier in the day following media reports that he had been gambling with acquaintances, flouting..
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Top Tokyo prosecutor set to resign, public broadcaster NHK says, citing source

The top Tokyo prosecutor is set to resign, public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday, in what is likely to be seen as a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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Japan to lift emergency in western prefectures: NHK

Japan plans to lift the state of emergency in the western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo from the list of eight remaining ones but keeping curbs in Tokyo area and the northern island of..
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Japan's regions, companies emerge from virus emergency while Tokyo restrictions remain

Large parts of Japan marked the first day out of a state of emergency on Friday while major cities remained under coronavirus restrictions and new testing suggested that contagion in Tokyo was wider..
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Japan lifts emergency in most areas but not in Tokyo, Osaka

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency in large parts of the country on Thursday but said it would remain in place in Tokyo until the novel coronavirus is contained.
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Japan lifts state of emergency in most areas; Tokyo stays on alert: PM Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday, but said the biggest urban centres of Tokyo and Osaka will remain under restrictions until..
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In Japan's elder-care homes, coronavirus tests limits of overstretched staff

At the Tokyo elder-care home where 27-year-old Yoshimu works, the coronavirus has stretched already tight staffing, leaving residents to sometimes sit longer in soiled diapers or to steal food from one..
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More than 90% of Tokyo hospital beds for COVID-19 patients filled: government

More than 90 percent of hospital beds secured for COVID-19 patients in Tokyo have already been occupied, the Japanese Health Ministry said on Sunday, underscoring the pressing need to curb the further..
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How lax rules, missed warnings led to Japan's second coronavirus cruise-ship hot spot

Seven days before Japan quarantined a cruise ship near Tokyo early this year, in what became one of the first coronavirus hot spots outside China, another cruise ship docked in southern Japan.
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Japan's coronavirus lockdown strips exotic dancer of her savings

Exotic dancer Aya Yumiko has been living off her savings since March waiting for the bars and clubs in Tokyo where she performs in burlesque shows to reopen.
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Robots on hand to greet Japanese coronavirus patients in hotels

Coronavirus patients with light symptoms arriving to stay at several Tokyo hotels are likely to get a lift from a pleasant surprise - a robot greeter in the lobby.
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Tokyo reports fewest new coronavirus cases in 4 weeks, calls for vigilance

Metropolitan Tokyo confirmed 39 more cases of coronavirus infection on Monday, Governor Yuriko Koike said, the fewest since March 30 and the second consecutive day of new cases below triple digits.
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Tokyo launches coronavirus drive-through tests as crisis deepens

Tokyo's first drive-through coronavirus test centre was launched this week, as Japan ramps up efforts to prevent its medical system crumbling under the growing weight of new infections.
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Tokyo governor's coronavirus plea inspires social distancing game

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike's entreaty to residents to keep away from each other to halt the spread of the coronavirus has inspired a computer game of her navigating through crowds while uttering her..
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Tokyo governor: Decrease in commuters falls short of target needed to control coronavirus

The number of commuters in Tokyo has fallen since the city announced a state of emergency last week, but the decrease is short of the target needed to control the spread of the coronavirus, the city's..
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Japan govt: No plans at moment to extend state of emergency to other regions

Japan's government said on Monday it saw no reason at the moment to extend its state of emergency beyond Tokyo and a handful of other cities around the country.
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Etihad to operate special flights to Europe, Japan this month: statement

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said on Sunday it would operate special flights to Brussels, Dublin, London, Tokyo and Zurich between April 14 and 22.
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Japan state of emergency mutes nightlife but cities still open as infections rise

The total number of Japanese novel coronavirus infections hit more than 5,300 on Thursday, NHK public broadcaster said, showing no signs of slowing despite a state of emergency being imposed this week..
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Japan coronavirus cases pass 5,000 as state of emergency fails to keep people home

The total number of Japanese novel coronavirus infections hit at least 5,002 on Thursday, NHK public broadcaster said, showing no signs of slowing despite a state of emergency being imposed this week..
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Tokyo has highest daily jump in coronavirus infection with over 180 new cases: media

Tokyo has more than 180 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Thursday, which is the highest daily jump, Japanese domestic media including publich broadcaster NHK reported.
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Japan coronavirus infections reach at least 5,000 cases: NHK

The total number of Japanese novel coronavirus infections hit 5,002 on Thursday, NHK public broadcaster said, showing no signs of slowing despite Japan's move this week to impose a state of emergency..
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Japan reports biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases as emergency begins

Japan recorded 503 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, its biggest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, as a state of emergency took effect but commuters still crowded some trains into..
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Tokyo sees biggest daily jump in infections as coronavirus emergency begins

Tokyo recorded 144 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, its biggest daily jump since the start of the pandemic, the city's governor Yuriko Koike said, on the first day of a state of emergency aimed at..
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'Escape from Tokyo' hot topic in Japan as state of emergency looms

With just hours left on Tuesday before Japan imposes a state of emergency on Tokyo and six other prefectures to contain the coronavirus, the idea of leaving the capital, or "Escape from Tokyo," swirled..
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Japan to declare coronavirus emergency, launch stimulus of almost $1 trillion: PM

Japan is to impose a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to contain the coronavirus, while the government prepares a $990 billion stimulus package to soften the..
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Japan to declare state of emergency for about a month: PM

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, the prime minister said, with the government preparing a stimulus..
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U.S. Forces Japan declares health emergency for bases in Kanto region

The U.S. Forces Japan commander declared on Monday a public health emergency for its military bases in eastern Japan's Kanto region including Tokyo, which has seen a jump in the number of new..
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SoftBank CEO Son's coronavirus poll shows 80% favor state of emergency

More than 80% of respondents to a Twitter poll initiated by SoftBank Group Corp's CEO Masayoshi Son would support a declaration of a state of emergency to fight the coronavirus, as the number of cases..
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Tokyo confirms over 90 more coronavirus infections: Kyodo

Tokyo on Thursday confirmed more than 90 additional coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day increase for the city since the pandemic began, Kyodo News reported, citing unidentified..
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Japan 'on the brink' as it struggles to hold back coronavirus

Japan is struggling to hold the line against the coronavirus and is on the brink of crisis with medical experts particularly worried about preparations in Tokyo, officials said on Wednesday, raising..
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With Japan on brink of coronavirus emergency, Tokyo could keep schools closed until May

Japan remains on the brink of a state of emergency as the rate of new coronavirus cases accelerates across the country, its top government spokesman said on Wednesday, amid reports the capital may..
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Tokyo officials say daily drop in coronavirus cases not cause for optimism

Tokyo officials said a drop in daily cases of coronavirus on Monday was not a cause for optimism, as they called on citizens to refrain from outdoor activities, especially gatherings at bars, night..
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Japan 'not planning' state of emergency but pressure mounts on PM Abe

Japan has no plan to declare a coronavirus state of emergency from April, its top government spokesman said on Monday, even as pressure mounted on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to take decisive action as..
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Tokyo coronavirus cases jump in record daily rise: NHK

Tokyo has confirmed 68 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday, as the Japanese capital scrambles to prevent a wider outbreak, while a cluster of..
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Japan confirms 28 new coronavirus cases at disabled center: NHK

Japanese authorities on Sunday confirmed 28 new coronavirus cases from a cluster related to a home for the disabled in Chiba prefecture, near Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said.
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