COVID-19 pandemic: Japan reports first case of new coronavirus strain that emerged in South Africa

The first case of the new coronavirus variant found in South Africa has been confirmed in Japan, the Japan Times reports. A woman who arrived from South Africa in Japan … Read More

Japan prosecutors seek to query former PM Abe in political funding case

Prosecutors have asked Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to report for voluntary questioning in a case they are building against his secretary over unreported political funds involving as much … Read More

Japanese parliament passes Bill to guarantee free Covid-19 vaccination for residents

The Japanese parliament passed a bill on Wednesday to make vaccination against the coronavirus free for residents, obligating the government to cover all costs. Under the legislation, passed unanimously by … Read More

Australia, Japan to bolster defence ties amid China’s rise

The leaders of Australia and Japan held in-person talks on Tuesday to bolster defense ties between the two US allies to counter China’s growing assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific region amid … Read More