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Olympic torch being carried through Japan

The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics ran through a mostly empty Osaka city park on Tuesday, showing the risks of trying to hold the postponed games during a pandemic. It came on the same day that the government said new coronavirus …

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Hundreds of earthquakes shake southwest Japan

Japan's Meteorological Agency says hundreds of earthquakes have been occurring in waters near the Tokara Islands in the country's southwest since April 9. Some of the jolts registered 3 or 4 on the Japanese intensity scale of …

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Japan PM Suga says to probably invite Biden to Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday he would probably invite U.S. President Joe Biden to the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo this summer, domestic media said, citing comments in a parliament session. "It’s …

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North Korea fires two ground-based ballistic missiles

North Korea launched two ballistic missiles that fell outside Japan's exclusive economic zone on Thursday, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said. According to him, North Korea launched two ballistic missiles some time ago, …

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Olympics torch relay starts in Fukushima

The Olympic torch relay set off from Fukushima on Thursday, beginning a four-month countdown to the summer Games in Tokyo, delayed from 2020 and the first ever organised during a global pandemic. About 10,000 runners will carry the …

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New study reveals when earth to run out of oxygen

All oxygen on Earth may disappear in the next one billion years, potentially resulting in the death of all animals and plants on the planet, a new study published in Nature Geoscience reveals. According to the findings, the …

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G7 leaders pledge support for Tokyo Olympics

Leaders from the Group of Seven industrialized nations have pledged full support for Japan to host a "safe and secure" Olympic Games this summer. "We support the commitment of Japan to hold the Olympic and Paralympic …

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Japan seeks to help Uzbekistan ahead of China

Uzbekistan will become the latest nation to join the global race to carbon neutrality by 2050. In collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development or EBRD, the central Asian republic is set to declare its intention to significantly cut its reliance on thermal energy sources. Uzbekistan will be one of the few developing Asian countries to openly pledge a fossil fuel emissions reduction target, Nikkei Asia writes

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