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Japanese PM reiterates apology over son’s dinner scandal

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, on Monday, once again apologized for a scandal involving his eldest son, Seigo, whose company had provided expensive dinners to high-ranking officials.

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.

COVID-19: First batch of vaccines arrive in Japan from Pfizer

The first batch of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Japan on Friday, local media reported, with official approval for the shots expected within days as the country races to control a third wave of infections ahead of the Olympic Games.

COVID-19: Japan’s PM extends state of emergency to March

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, on Tuesday, said he will extend the state of emergency for Tokyo and other regions hard hit by COVID-19 by one month until March 7.

53-year-old Japanese lawmaker dies of COVID-19

A Japanese lawmaker died of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, at the age of 53, the first victim from the nation’s parliament, a party official said on Monday.

COVID-19 Second Wave: Japan bars foreigners’ from entry

Japan on Monday imposed new COVID-19 response measures that include a ban on entrance for non-resident foreigners from most countries until the end of January to “protect” citizens, authorities announced.

Tokyo Olympics to spend $900 million on coronavirus measures

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics will spend $900 million on measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus at next year’s Games, they said on Tuesday, as they unveiled their latest budget for the delayed tournament.

COVID-19: Japan to give free vaccines to residents

Japan enacted a law on Wednesday to cover the cost of vaccination against COVID-19 for residents.

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