Tag Archives: Tokyo

Tokyo Monitors Presence of Russian and Chinese Navy Ships

Japan said it was monitoring the sea and airspace around it Monday after five Russian naval vessels sailed through the Tsushima Strait. In mid-October, the Russian ships and five Chinese ships also crossed the strait. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihiko Isozaki said in Tokyo that Russian ships were seen passing …

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Tokyo Watches Chinese and Russian Ships Crossing the Strait of Japan

Japan is closely monitoring Chinese and Russian naval vessels around Japan, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihiko Isozaki said in a daily press conference, Tuesday (19/10). Isozaki’s remarks follow Japan’s announcement a day earlier that a group of 10 naval vessels from China and Russia sailed through the strait that separates …

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5.9 SR Earthquake Stops Train Service in Tokyo, 30 Injured

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale rocked the Tokyo area on Thursday (7/10) night, injuring more than 30 people, damaging underground water pipes and halting train services. Traffic disturbances continued until Friday (8/10) morning. Various train services were delayed so many people flooded the stations. The Meteorological Agency …

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6.1 Earthquake Shakes Tokyo, No Tsunami Hazard

A powerful earthquake with an initial recorded strength of 6.1 rocked Tokyo late Thursday (7/10), but officials said there was no danger of a tsunami. The Meteorological Affairs Agency said the quake’s epicenter was in Chiba prefecture, east of Tokyo, at a depth of 80 kilometers. The earthquake shook a …

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Belarus runner refuses to leave Tokyo

The Belarusian sprinter refused to board a flight to leave Tokyo on Sunday (1/8) after being taken to the airport by force by his team. The incident came after he complained about the national coaching staff at the Olympics. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, 24, asked for protection from Japanese police at Haneda …

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Tokyo Sets New Record of COVID-19 Cases Amid the Olympics

Tokyo on Thursday (5/8) reported 5,042 cases of the new coronavirus, its latest daily high since the pandemic began. With that number of new cases, the Olympic host now has 236,138 cases. Nationally, Japan reported more than 14,000 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total now to 970,000. Tokyo has imposed …

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2020 Olympics in Tokyo Closed

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics officially closed on Sunday night (8/8). The Olympics began with the widespread outbreak of the coronavirus and a one-year break. And ended with a hurricane, and still: COVID-19. The Tokyo Olympics – which remain called the 2020 Olympics but are being held in mid-2021 …

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Tokyo Paralympics Closed

The postponed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics came to a close with an official closure on Sunday, nearly eight years after the Japanese capital was chosen to host both events. The 13-day Paralympics – shortly after the Olympics – concluded with a circus-like ceremony at the National Stadium, witnessed by Crown …

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