Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga
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
Japan's national vaccination drive has lagged and most people in the capital still have not been inoculated as infections have surged
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.
The “green growth strategy" urges utilities to bolster renewables and hydrogen while calling for auto industries to go carbon free by the mid-2030s
Public broadcaster NHK said the group paid more than eight million yen ($76,000) for the events over five years until 2019.
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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