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Japan PM apologises for controversial request on alcohol ban

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologised on Wednesday for a controversial request to liquor wholesalers, Xinhua reported, quoting local media report on Wednesday. Liquor wholesalers had been ordered to stop selling alcohol to pubs that that defy anti-coronavirus measures...

Solar power to become cheaper than nuclear in 2030

TOKYO: Solar power will overtake nuclear power as the cheapest source of energy for Japan in 2030 due to the latter's ballooning safety measure costs following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a government estimate showed for the first time...

Japan to issue vaccine passports free of charge

ANKARA: Japan said it will issue vaccine passports free of charge to facilitate international travel of its vaccinated citizens, reported Anadolu. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said that the documentary proof of immunisation against coronavirus will be issued from July...

Soniia to fight till the end in Tokyo

KUALA LUMPUR: National women’s singles shuttler, Soniia Cheah will fight till the end in her Olympics debut in Tokyo, Japan, which will be held from July 23-Aug 8. The unseeded player said she is relishing her chance in the world’s...

99 days to Tokyo Paralympics

KUALA LUMPUR: With just 99 more days to go until the Tokyo Paralympic Games, it seems like the para-athletes cannot wait to release the scream stuck in their throats when they compete in Japan, in August. In a special video...

Japan to expand virus emergency as 350,000 sign ‘Cancel Olympics’ petition

TOKYO: Japan's government is expected to widen a virus state of emergency Friday, just 10 weeks before the Tokyo Olympics, as campaigners submitted a petition with more than 350,000 signatures urging the Games be scrapped. With Tokyo and other areas...

FINA gold means much to state and country

KUCHING: State Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah congratulated national diving queen Pandelela Rinong for winning the 10m individual platform gold at the 2021 FINA World Cup diving tournament in Japan on Wednesday. He said Pandelela's achievement...

Olympic torch relay to start without spectators

TOKYO: The ceremony to kick off the Olympic torch relay will have no spectators to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, reported Jiji Press, quoting the organising committee for the Tokyo Games on Monday. Only people involved will take...

Japan adds 13 nations for extra quarantine steps over Covid variants

TOKYO: Japan said Tuesday it will strengthen border controls to keep new coronavirus variants at bay by requiring its citizens and resident foreigners returning from 13 other countries including Austria and Italy to go through additional quarantine measures, reported...

Tokyo asks China to end Covid-19 anal swabs for Japanese

TOKYO: Japan has asked China to avoid using anal swabs to test its citizens for coronavirus, saying the method prompted complaints of "psychological distress". Tokyo's intervention comes after reports that US diplomatic personnel in China had complained of being subjected...
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SMEs need digital tools to grow business in pandemic era

KUALA LUMPUR: E-commerce is helping businesses to survive during the Covid-19 pandemic and it offers enormous potential for them...
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