Saturday, September 25, 2021

Japan

Security situation under control, police say after Japan travel advisory

Inspector-General of Police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani says there is no need to be concerned about the advisory issued to Japanese citizens in Southeast Asia.

Japan to extend Covid emergency curbs in Tokyo, other areas

Japan has been struggling with a fifth wave of the virus and last month extended its long-running curbs until Sept 12 to cover about 80% of its population.

Tokyo bids colourful farewell to ‘historic, fantastic’ Paralympics

It was a Games like no other, postponed a year because of the pandemic and dogged by difficulties and low public support in the build-up.

Japan’s Suga to step down as PM

Fumio Kishida, a former foreign minister, is competing for the party leader post. On Thursday, Kishida criticised Suga's coronavirus response and urged a stimulus package to combat the pandemic.

Japan considering easing some Covid emergency restrictions, says media

Japan is battling its fifth and largest wave of Covid-19 cases, driven by the highly infectious Delta variant.

Japan finds stainless steel particles in suspended doses of Moderna vaccine

The injection of the particles is not expected to result in increased medical risk.

Japan detects more Moderna vaccine contamination

The nature of the particles found in the vials, which were manufactured by a Moderna contractor in Europe, is not known yet.

Japan probes 2 deaths after jabs from tainted Moderna batch

Two men contracted fever after receiving their vaccinations and neither had underlying health conditions or allergic history, the health ministry says.

Powerlifting champion clinches first gold for Malaysia at Tokyo Paralympics

Sarawakian Bonnie Bunyau Gustin also broke the Paralympics record of 227kg by lifting 228kg on his third attempt.

Visually impaired man hit by self-driving bus in Paralympic Village

Several local media outlets named the injured pedestrian as Japanese judo athlete Aramitsu Kitazono.

Japan stops use of 1.63 million Moderna doses over contamination

Authorities have informed Moderna and requested an urgent investigation.

Japan expands virus emergency after Paralympics open

The planned move will mean 33 of Japan's 47 regions are under heightened anti-infection rules.

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