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Japan’s Fumio Kishida to take office as prime minister, launch new gov’t

TOKYO: The newly elected leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Fumio Kishida, will take office as the Japanese prime minister on Monday and launch his new government, aiming to promote economic recovery while keeping Covid-19 infections under...

Japanese PM Suga denies reports of dissolving parliament in mid-September

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday ruled out dissolving the House of Representatives for a general election anytime soon given Japan's current severe Covid-19 situation, Xinhua reported, quoting local media reports. Suga also said the ruling Liberal Democratic...

Abu Samah makes good of second chance

TOKYO: To become a person with disability (OKU) in the prime of one’s life is a huge setback which many are unable to accept. For national wheelchair tennis star, Abu Samah Borhan, 36, who became disabled after a road accident...

Ziyad’s ‘Merdeka’ mission at Tokyo Paralympics

TOKYO: National para shot put champion, Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli has a special mission to accomplish for his beloved nation this time at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Besides defending his victory at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Muhammad Ziyad who will be...

Tokyo Paralympic organisers to weigh allowing spectators at Games on Monday

MOSCOW: Tokyo Paralympic organisers and the International Paralympic Committee will hold a meeting on Monday to decide on allowing spectators at the venues during the games. The Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympic Games will take place from August 24 to September...

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...
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Japan’s Fumio Kishida to take office as prime minister, launch new gov’t

TOKYO: The newly elected leader of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Fumio Kishida, will take office as the...
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