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Japan’s PM warns health system at risk of collapse as state of emergency is expanded

Japan’s Prime Minister has warned the country’s health system could collapse if Covid infections continue to spread at their current rate, as he extended and expanded a state of emergency.Yoshihide Suga also issued new pre-emergency measures as daily Covid-19 infection rates climbed above 10,000 cases for the first time since the pandemic hit in early 2020. “Infections are expanding in the Tokyo and western metropolitan areas at an enormous speed that we have never experienced before,” Suga said as he declared the expansion of the state of emergency. He added that, if the spike continues at the current pace with...
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EDITORIAL: Unfounded optimism about pandemic making things worse

Fresh cases of the novel coronavirus across Japan topped 10,000 for the first time on July 29 and then went even higher the following day. Experts fear Tokyo is on the cusp of an exponential growth in infections. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike need to finally...
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Tokyo Olympics: cases exceed 10,000 for the first time as PM eyes wider Covid restrictions

Japan surpassed 10,000 daily Covid infections for the first time on Thursday, leaving health officials in the country rattled as they battle to get the outbreak under control.Prime minister Yoshihide Suga said that the government will decide on Friday whether to declare regional states of emergency in response to calls from some prefectures amid the worsening situation.For a third day running, Tokyo reported a record number of daily Covid-19 infections: the host city for the Olympics recorded 3,865 new cases today, up from 3,177 on Wednesday, 2,848 on Tuesday, and 1,970 a week ago. Today’s numbers are almost double last...
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Reflecting on Diversity from Gender and Sport - SDG ZONE at TOKYO (30 July 2021, English subtitles)

Conversations on sport's growing power and values on global sustainability and solidarity. United Nations and the Asahi Shimbun join forces to showcase expert and influential voices at "SDG ZONE at TOKYO".The session focuses on changing mindsets, environments, and approaches to achieve a diverse and inclusive society through the speakers' journeys to promote gender equality in the sports sector. Speakers: Aya Medany, Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission and Olympian (modern pentathlon); Etsuko Ogasawara, Executive Director, Japanese Center for Research on Women in Sport (JCRWS) at Juntendo University; and Fumino Sugiyama, Co-Chair of Tokyo Rainbow Pride and member of the Executive Board of Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC). Moderator: Kosuke Inagaki, Staff Writer of the Asahi Shimbun. SDG ZONE at TOKYO is organized by the United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC), United Nations Information Centre Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo), and the Asahi Shimbun Company as the first of the SDG Media Zone series organized fully by DGC's office at the country level.
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Marathon man's remarkable journey to Tokyo 2020

The distance of a marathon is 26.2 miles. As we go through US marathon runner Abdihakim “Abdi” Abdirahman’s road to Tokyo, we tick off the milestones and myriad challenges for competitors and organizers to reach this year’s Games. The Tokyo Olympics are finally happening and Abdihakim “Abdi” Abdirahman is ready...
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Chiba woman, 25, arrested after child left in car dies of heatstroke

CHIBA (TR) – A 25-year-old woman was arrested after her infant girl died due to heatstroke in Yachiyo City last week, police have revealed, reports the Asahi Shimbun (July 23). Between 10:10 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. on July 22, Yurina Okoshi allegedly left her girl, 1-year-old Mion, inside her vehicle...
WorldUN News Centre

Sport for Development and Peace - SDG ZONE at TOKYO (28 July 2021, English subtitles)

Conversations on sport's growing power and values on global sustainability and solidarity. United Nations and the Asahi Shimbun join forces to showcase expert and influential voices at "SDG ZONE at TOKYO".The first session highlights how the power of sport in fostering values such as human dignity, tolerance, and inclusion contributes to the promotion of peace and security as well as sustainable development through speakers' reflections of their own experiences. Speakers: Pur Biel, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador; Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, Former member of the national soccer team and member of the Executive Committee of Japan Football Association; and Izumi Nakamitsu, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. Moderator: Mary Popeo, Co-Founder, Peace Culture Village. SDG ZONE at TOKYO is organized by the United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC), United Nations Information Centre Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo), and the Asahi Shimbun Company as the first of the SDG Media Zone series organized fully by DGC's office at the country level.
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Prefectures near Tokyo call for COVID-19 state of emergency

Governors of three prefectures close to the Tokyo Olympics host are likely to ask the government to declare a state of emergency for their regions, media reported on Wednesday after COVID-19 infections reached a peak. record level in the capital. Tokyo on Tuesday recorded 2,848 new cases of the coronavirus,...
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