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[Japon] Japan expands COVID emergency as Tokyo Olympics nears

Declaration widens to Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima prefectures

TOKYO — Japan announced on Friday that it will expand its coronavirus state of emergency to include three more prefectures as the nation struggles to contain rising infections, casting further doubt over the Tokyo Olympics 70 days ahead of their scheduled opening.


[Japon] Japan declares COVID emergency with Olympics 3 months away

Government tightens curbs for big cities to ensure ‘safe and secure’ games
TOKYO — Japan declared on Friday a new state of emergency for Tokyo and three other prefectures. The decision comes just three months before the July 23 opening of the Tokyo Olympics and attempts to make the games “safe and secure,” as surging coronavirus cases cloud the event.


[Japon] Terumo develops syringe to help stretch Pfizer vaccine supplies

Japan company’s design can yield at least one more dose from every vial

TOKYO — Japanese medical equipment maker Terumo in the next 12 months plans to make 20 million syringes that can pull one or two extra doses out of each Pfizer vaccine vial, Nikkei has learned, with the company intent on beginning mass production by the end of this month.


[Corée du Sud] South Korea kicks off COVID-19 vaccination campaign

Surveys show wide interest among county’s residents in being inoculated
South Korea launched its COVID-19 inoculation campaign on Friday, with shots to be administered in some 200 nursing homes, in an effort that officials call the first step in returning the country to more normal life.


[Japon] Japan starts COVID vaccination drive: five things to know

Tokyo doctor receives first dose; vaccine minister Kono upbeat as Olympics near
TOKYO — Japan began vaccinating health workers against the coronavirus on Wednesday, with a doctor in Tokyo receiving the country’s first Pfizer dose. Kazuhiro Araki, director of the Tokyo Medical Center, received the landmark shot in the morning. The launch sets up a new challenge for a country that expects to achieve a high inoculation rate despite public concern about the safety of the new technology behind the vaccine.


[Japon] Japan travel industry faces stark holiday season

Suspension of Go To Travel program elicits shock and resignation
The Japanese government’s announcement that it will suspend the Go To Travel domestic tourism campaign over rising COVID- 19 cases has elicited surprise and resignation from a travel industry preparing for the busy New Year’s period.


[Japon] Japan’s COVID vaccine sprint becomes marathon ahead of Olympics

From India to Thailand, nations seek homegrown shots as global death toll mounts

OSAKA — Japan’s first clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine is underway inside Osaka University Hospital. Some of the small-scale results, along with those from another university, are expected within the next month or so and will determine whether a larger trial can be held in November involving 500 people.

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