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Japan concerned over S Korea's Olympic food site

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Japan has expressed concern to South Korea over its delegation's setup of its own food service at the Tokyo Olympics to prevent athletes from eating meals containing ingredients from Fukushima, home to the 2011 nuclear accident, Japanese government sources said Monday. Japan urged South Korea late last month to take… Read

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Powerless and angry: Japan's anti-Olympic activists fight on

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Kai Koyama was standing outside Tokyo's Olympic Stadium as fireworks burst overhead during the opening ceremony but unlike many of those around him he wasn't cheering, but protesting. For months, polls showed strong opposition to the Games in Japan, which only grew as virus cases surged and the country's vaccine… Read

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Tokyo reports 3,709 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,014

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 3,709 new coronavirus cases, up 1,514 from Monday. The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 3337.4. People in their 20s (1,208 cases), their 30s (852) and their 40s (590) accounted for the highest numbers, while 478 cases were aged… Read

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Cuomo defiant after probe says he sexually harassed 11 women

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An investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed nearly a dozen women in and out of state government and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers, New York’s attorney general announced Tuesday, hastening calls for the Democrat’s resignation or impeachment. President Joe Biden was among those who said… Read

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Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19

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Sen Lindsey Graham has become the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying Monday he is “very glad” he received the vaccine, without which his current symptoms would be “far worse.” In a statement issued Monday afternoon, the South Carolina Republican said he… Read

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Tokyo reports record high 4,058 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,341

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Saturday reported a record high 4,058 new coronavirus cases, up 758 from Friday. The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 2920. People in their 20s (1,484 cases), their 30s (887) and their 40s (583) accounted for the highest numbers, while 507… Read

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Japan starts giving COVID-19 shots to citizens temporarily returning

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The Japanese government on Sunday started administering COVID-19 vaccine shots at Narita and Haneda airports to citizens who are returning from abroad temporarily to be inoculated. Those subject to the inoculations include people living in places that use vaccines not approved by Japan as well as residents of some developing… Read

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New York is first major U.S. city to mandate vaccines for restaurants, gyms

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New York will become the first major U.S. city to require proof of vaccination for people attending indoor venues such as restaurants, gyms and shows, under a plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio Tuesday. The announcement comes as public bodies and private businesses in the United States step up… Read

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Troops to enforce Sydney lockdown as Brisbane extends virus curbs

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Troops hit the streets of Sydney on Monday to enforce its prolonged lockdown, as stay-at-home orders in Australia's third-largest city Brisbane were extended to curb a worsening outbreak. About 300 Australian Defense Force personnel are being deployed in Sydney after New South Wales state police requested military help to enforce… Read

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Outdoor drinking party in athletes village being investigated

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An outdoor drinking party at the athletes village that broke rules designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 at the Games is being investigated, Tokyo Olympic officials said Sunday. Organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said “multiple athletes” and other team officials were drinking alcohol at the park within the village… Read

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