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The Japanese economy contracted at an annualised rate of 27.8 per cent in the second quarter, as the world’s third-largest economy was devastated by the novel coronavirus pandemic, a government report showed on Monday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to swiftly implement an aid package for the country’s areas hit the hardest by the recent landslides and floods driven by torrential rains.
Japan has said it will approve the antiviral drug, Remdesivir, to treat coronavirus patients on Thursday.
Two elderly former passengers from the coronavirus-wracked Diamond Princess died Thursday, Japanese authorities said, as fears mount for those who have left the ship after testing negative for the virus.
An additional 88 people have tested positive for coronavirus on a quarantined cruise ship off the Japan coast, the health ministry said Tuesday.
Japan’s Health Ministry said on Monday that 99 more people on a quarantined cruise ship in the port of Yokohama have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases on the vessel to 454.
Six more people on a cruise ship off Japan are found to have the new coronavirus, the government said Sunday, bringing the number who have tested positive on board to 70.
A Japanese man with a suspected coronavirus infection has died in hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the Japanese foreign ministry said Saturday.
Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike promised Sunday to implement “thorough measures” to protect people from the deadly coronavirus in the run-up to this summer’s Olympic Games.
Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will on Thursday perform an elaborate and secretive ritual dating back 1,300 years, giving thanks to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu as part of his enthronement rites.
The Japanese government said Wednesday it would scrap next year's annual cherry blossom party after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under fire amid claims he invited too many of his own supporters.
Japanese refiners have loaded Iranian oil onto a tanker, resuming imports after halting purchases because of sanctions by the US, a spokesman for a Japanese refinery and an Iranian official said on Monday.
Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn will stay behind bars in Japan for the foreseeable future after a Tokyo court quashed his appeal for bail as he faces charges on three counts of financial misconduct.
Japan said on Friday it will have to amend its upcoming budget to fund compensation for people whose benefits were underpaid for years because of a scandal involving erroneous labour data.
Tokyo stocks closed higher Thursday, helped by a weaker yen as investors shift out of haven assets on North Korea hopes.
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The United States is threatening to close its embassy in Baghdad amid frustrations over attacks by Shi’ite militias.
Organised Labour has suspended its planned nationwide industrial action for two weeks over the recent hike in electricity tariff and fuel pump price in the country.
Luis Suarez was delighted with his goalscoring debut in Atletico Madrid’s victory over Granada.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he is eager to join Arsenal's list of Premier League title winners, but also admits that Champions League qualification is the club's main priority in 2020-21.
Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he revealed why he turned down several teams this summer, including Barcelona.
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson claims Wilfried Zaha is not on their transfer list as he hopes to keep the Ivory Coast forward beyond the current transfer window.
Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster is open to joining Sheffield United before the transfer deadline next month, a report from Sheffield Star claims.
SERAP writes President Buhari, seeks trial of high-profile corruption cases, details of missing files
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him to “instruct Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, to take immediate steps to expeditiously, diligently, effectively and fairly prosecute high-profile corruption cases, and to publish details of the whereabouts of allegedly missing case files, as well as the status of prosecution of all the cases being handled by his office.”
The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University chapter, Anambra State, Prof Okey Aniebo, has alleged that his life and job are threatened.
Sanwo-Olu gave the charge during the closing of the two-day Ministerial Performance Review Retreat organised by the executive arm of the Lagos State Government.