Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga

Wait is over, let the Games begin

Japan is going ahead with the mega event despite severe warnings from the medical experts who feel that they are putting the country’s health status at risk

New virus measures in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

Japan's national vaccination drive has lagged and most people in the capital still have not been inoculated as infections have surged

Japan PM appoints ‘Minister for Loneliness’ to cabinet

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga added a minister of loneliness to his Cabinet earlier this month, following the example of the UK, which in 2018 became the first country to create a similar role.

Japan adopts green growth plan to go carbon free by 2050

The “green growth strategy" urges utilities to bolster renewables and hydrogen while calling for auto industries to go carbon free by the mid-2030s

Japan prosecutors seek to question ex-PM Abe on spending scandal

Public broadcaster NHK said the group paid more than eight million yen ($76,000) for the events over five years until 2019.

Japan set to ban sales of new petrol cars in mid-2030s: reports

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in October set a 2050 deadline for Japan to become carbon-neutral, prompting big companies to draft plans on how to curb their CO2 emissions.

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