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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan aims to put coronavirus vaccines into use by June 2021, the health minister said on Friday, as the country strives to be fully ready to host the Tokyo Olympics, originally planned for this summer but postponed by one year due to the pandemic.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN): Premier Li Keqiang reiterated on Thursday (June 4) China's commitment to bolstering international cooperation on the research and development of vaccines for Covid-19 and contributing to ensuring vaccine accessibility and affordability in developing countries.
TOKYO (AFP): Japan's household spending slumped again in April, falling 11.1 per cent from a year earlier, government data showed Friday (June 5), as the world's third-largest economy struggled with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Tokyo 2020 executive board member said on Friday organisers will need to monitor the novel coronavirus situation until next spring before deciding whether to go ahead with the Summer Olympics, Kyodo News reported.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will start giving its first drug approved to treat COVID-19 to patients next week, its state financial backer told Reuters, a move it hopes will ease strains on the health system and speed a return to normal economic life.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government will submit to parliament early next week a second extra budget to fund a new $1.1 trillion stimulus package to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.
TOKYO: Japan's labour market in April appeared to be weathering a severe slowdown in economic activity due to the coronavirus pandemic, but a closer look at official data released on Friday revealed a less rosy picture.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four-times Olympic champion Simone Biles said she was hopeful the rescheduled Tokyo Games will take place next year, amid concern over the global response to the novel coronavirus.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is unlikely to change its academic year to start in September rather than April in either 2020 or 2021, domestic media said on Thursday, despite calls for reform that advocates say would help internationalise the country's education system.
TOKYO (Reuters) - At the beginning of April, a young Japanese sumo wrestler known as Shobushi came down with a fever. His coaches tried calling a local public health centre to get him a coronavirus test, but the phone lines were busy.