Koike and Suga said Olympics is going smoothly while Covid-19 hits over 10,000 daily cases

Koike and Suga said Olympics is going smoothly while Covid-19 hits over 10,000 daily cases Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike met last weekend. After the meeting, they smugly concluded that “the Tokyo Olympics are going smoothly.” However, prior to this blase comment, the coronavirus crisis…

Japan protests against the PM of Russia visiting Iturup Island: Economic changes

Japan protests against the PM of Russia visiting Iturup Island: Economic changes Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan made formal protests to the Russian Federation after Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visited Iturup Island in the South Kuril Islands. According to Japan, the region belongs to Japan and is called the Northern…

Tokyo homeless kicked out for the privileged Olympics: Taking the knee and ignoring the locals and region

Tokyo homeless kicked out for the privileged Olympics: Taking the knee and ignoring the locals and region Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The Tokyo Olympics is to commence in front of privileged spectators. Hence, ordinary people in Japan and foreign spectators are banned from attending Olympic venues.  However, for the homeless in Tokyo,…

President Moon of South Korea cancels planned visit to Tokyo Olympics because of undiplomatic language

President Moon of South Korea cancels planned visit to Tokyo Olympics because of undiplomatic language Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The rude comment by Hirohisa Soma, the Deputy Ambassador of the Japanese Embassy in South Korea, aimed at President Moon Jae-in of South Korea scuppered his planned visit to the Tokyo…

Indonesia is the new epicentre of Covid-19 infections in Asia

Indonesia is the new epicentre of Covid-19 infections in Asia Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times Indonesia is reeling from the ongoing international coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. Indeed, in Asia, Indonesia is now blighted by a higher number of daily infections than India. Thus, Indonesia is the current epicenter of the coronavirus in Asia.…

Japan reaches 15,000 Covid-19 deaths: IOC President Bach astonishingly thanks the Chinese!

Japan reaches 15,000 Covid-19 deaths: IOC President Bach astonishingly thanks the Chinese! Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Japan reached the grim milestone of 15,000 coronavirus deaths (Covid-19) deaths today. Sadly, this figure will gradually increase because of the slowness of the vaccination program and the casual approach to the…

Daiichi Sankyo to launch important Covid-19 trial: mRNA, Covid-19, and cancer 

Daiichi Sankyo to launch important Covid-19 trial: mRNA, Covid-19, and cancer  Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese pharmaceutical sector is slow off the mark compared with several nations where mRNA coronavirus vaccines and non-mRNA vaccines are already being used. However, the Japanese companies of AnGes, Daiichi Sankyo, KM Biologics, and Shionogi…

Communist Cuba hit by rare political protests

Communist Cuba hit by rare political protests Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Thousands of protesters hit the streets of Havana and others cities throughout Cuba. Thus, despite the relatively small size of the protests, this will still worry the communist government of Cuba.  According to opposition forces against communist rule in…

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in Port-au-Prince

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in Port-au-Prince Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Haiti is bedeviled by rampant poverty, corruption, criminality, and political upheaval. Hence, the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse is sending shockwaves along with fear and further chaos. Moïse took office in Haiti in 2017. However, like leaders…

4 deaths confirmed from Shizuoka mudslides: Many still missing

4 deaths confirmed from Shizuoka mudslides: Many still missing Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Search and rescue teams are still looking for many missing people in the city of Atami, in Shizuoka. This concerns the mudslides that hit Atami after torrential rainfall on Saturday. Chiba and Kanagawa also witnessed torrential rain that…

Tokyo Covid-19 daily week-on-week increase reaches 14 days

Tokyo Covid-19 daily week-on-week increase reaches 14 days Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The daily week-on-week increase of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Tokyo reached 14 consecutive days. This is extremely worrying for the Tokyo Olympics that set to commence later this month. Yuriko Koike, the Tokyo Governor, recently returned to work after health…

Tokyo Olympics and dithering: Covid-19 increasing again in Tokyo

Tokyo Olympics and dithering: Covid-19 increasing again in Tokyo Sawako Utsumi and Kanako Mita Modern Tokyo Times The unpopular Tokyo Olympic countdown is three weeks away. However, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, and the International Olympics Committee (IOC) can’t decide if any internal spectators are allowed. Therefore, despite coronavirus (Covid-19) cases…

Tokyo Olympics: India to the United Kingdom face more daily Covid-19 tests

Tokyo Olympics: India to the United Kingdom face more daily Covid-19 tests Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) all understand the unpopularity of the Olympics. This concerns the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and related economic convulsions. Therefore, with…