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Tokyo logs over 11,500 new COVID cases, highest since March 

All national dailies wrote that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that it confirmed 11,511 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, surpassing 10,000 for the first time since March 16 and more than double the 5,302 cases logged a week earlier. Infections are rising nationally, with Okinawa logging its highest number of cases, 3,436, on Tuesday.  

  • July 13, 2022
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Chairman Omi says no need to impose COVID-19 restrictions 

All national papers reported that Chairman Omi of the GOJ’s subcommittee on COVID-19 measures said on Monday that the current infection situation can be “overcome with basic anti-infection measures” and pointed out that there is no need to restrict people’s movements at this point. Concerning the recent increase in the number of cases, Omi reportedly said there is no doubt….Read more

  • July 12, 2022
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Western Japan on the front line of resurgent COVID-19 cases

Surges in new COVID-19 cases have set records in western Japan and driven up the nationwide total to a level that is prompting health experts to reissue warnings to the public.   Newly confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus around Japan reached 45,821 as of 8 p.m. on July 6, nearly twice the figure from the previous Wednesday. The tally….Read more

  • July 7, 2022
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Coronavirus cases trending upward nationwide

All national papers reported on the COVID-19 resurgence across Japan, noting that approximately 48,000 cases were confirmed yesterday, almost twice as many as a week ago. A total of 8,529 people tested positive in Tokyo on Thursday. Tokyo Governor Koike and other prefectural leaders said the “seventh wave is here.” Medical experts reportedly speculate that the highly infectious BA.5 Omicron….Read more

  • July 8, 2022
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Japan’s top general infected with coronavirus in Germany

NHK reported that GSDF Chief of Staff Yoshida tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday in Germany, where he has been staying since Sunday. The infection was confirmed when he underwent testing prior to boarding a Japan-bound flight. The top general is reportedly asymptomatic and performing his official duties remotely.

  • July 7, 2022
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New COVID-19 cases top 45,000 in Japan, nearly doubling from last week

All national dailies wrote that newly confirmed COVID-19 cases nearly doubled from a week earlier to over 45,000 in Japan on Wednesday, exceeding the 40,000 mark for the first time since May 18. In Tokyo, 8,341 new cases were recorded, compared with 3,803 on the same day last week. Infections had been on the decline across the nation since mid-May….Read more

  • July 7, 2022
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Japan to launch research lab to study life-threatening viruses

Tuesday evening’s Yomiuri gave top play to a plan by the Health Ministry to establish a research lab to prepare for the possible infiltration of highly virulent viruses, such as Ebola and Lassa Fever, when Japan hosts the Osaka EXPO in 2025. The team will be charged with conducting tests with animals to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs and formulating….Read more

  • July 5, 2022
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Tokyo’s daily COVID-19 cases double from week ago to over 5,000

All national dailies wrote that Tokyo confirmed 5,302 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, more than double the number confirmed a week earlier and exceeding the 5,000 mark for the first time since April 28. The seven-day rolling average of new cases in Tokyo stood at 3,778.3 per day, up about 75% from last Tuesday.   Across Japan, a total of….Read more

  • July 6, 2022
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Tokyo raises alert level amid resurgence in COVID-19 cases

All national dailies wrote that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government decided at its monitoring meeting on Thursday to raise its COVID-19 alert to the second highest of four levels amid a continuous rise in coronavirus infections in the country. Experts warned at the meeting that the virus is spreading again. On Thursday, Tokyo reported 3,621 new daily cases, up about 1,200….Read more

  • July 1, 2022
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ANA to resume direct flights between Beijing and Narita after two-year hiatus

Yomiuri and Sankei wrote that All Nippon Airways said on Thursday that it will resume direct flights between Beijing and Narita on July 11. The carrier had suspended flights to Beijing in March 2020 owing to the coronavirus pandemic. ANA will only operate one flight a week between the two cities for the time being in response to the Chinese….Read more

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