Thursday, June 24, 2021



Four injured at chemical plant blast in Japan

At least four people were injured in an explosion at a chemical plant in north-eastern Japan on Tuesday morning, local media reported.

COVID-19: Japan launches vaccination for elderly

Japan started to vaccinate its elderly against the coronavirus on Monday amid growing concerns about another wave of new infections.

Myanmar’s UN envoy calls for ‘coordinated, tougher’ sanctions against military

Myanmar’s Ambassador to the UN,  Kyaw Moe Tun, has called on the international community to toughen its sanctions against the country’s military, following increasing violence in the aftermath of Feb. 1 coup.

Japan records 1st case of mother-to-new-born transmission

A newborn in Japan is believed to have contracted COVID-19 from the mother in what may be the first case of mother-to-baby coronavirus transmission in the country, the NHK reported on Monday.

Myanmar’s UN ambassador claims legitimacy, refuses sack by military leaders

Myanmar’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Kyaw Moe Tun on Wednesday sent letters to the world body insisting that he remained the legitimate representative of his country, reports NHK World.

Japan’s PM apologises for son’s wining, dining with bureaucrats

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, on Monday, offered an apology after his government found his son, a media company employee, had treated officials to lavish dinners nearly 40 times.

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits Japan

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake on Wednesday hit Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture not far from Tokyo, the country’s meteorological agency said.

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