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The Latest: US 7th Fleet: 14,000 personnel fully vaccinated

Apr. 09, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says more than 14,000 of its service members have received their full doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which it began administering on January 5. “We are in a pandemic and our principle...

Japan imposes new virus measures in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

Apr. 09, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Friday that it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Summer Olympics. Japan's national vaccination drive has lagged and most people in the...

Japan imposes tougher coronavirus measures in Tokyo to curb infection spike through May 11, weeks before Olympics begin.

Apr. 09, 2021 05:32 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan imposes tougher coronavirus measures in Tokyo to curb infection spike through May 11, weeks before Olympics begin.

Japan to raise virus steps in Tokyo, 3 months ahead of Games

Apr. 08, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to strengthen anti-virus measures in Tokyo on Friday to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant just three months before the Olympics begin in the capital where most people are not yet vaccinated. Experts on a government...

Tokyo asks government to allow it to take virus measures

Apr. 08, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo has asked Japan's central government for permission to implement emergency measures to curb a surge in a rapidly spreading and more contagious coronavirus variant, just over three months before the start of the Olympics. Tokyo came out of a state of...

Aussie field hockey teams face lack of games before Olympics

Apr. 08, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia's traditionally strong Olympic field hockey teams are having trouble playing competitive matches ahead of the Tokyo Games, not unlike dozens of other international sports facing continuing delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Asian shares mostly higher after S&P record high

Apr. 08, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Thursday after a mixed close on Wall Street, where gains for several Big Tech stocks nudged the S&P 500 to a second record high in three days. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.4% to 29,610.20 as a resurgence...

Japan regulator bans nuke plant restart over lax safeguards

Apr. 07, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant that was destroyed in a 2011 disaster said Wednesday it will accept a penalty imposed by regulators over sloppy anti-terrorism measures at another nuclear plant it runs, a step that will prevent its desperately sought restart of the...

Tokyo Olympic torch relay taken off streets of Osaka

Apr. 07, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will not run through the streets of Osaka prefecture next week because of rising COVID-19 cases. The move is a setback for Tokyo organizers, who began the relay two weeks ago from northeastern Fukushima prefecture with 10,000...

Osaka issues virus spike warning, wants torch relay rerouted

Apr. 07, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Osaka prefecture issued a special warning Wednesday that a rapid surge in coronavirus cases is placing medical systems in the region at the verge of collapse and requested the cancellation of the Olympic torch relay along all public roads in the prefecture. ...