Flash floods kill many in Indonesia and Timor Leste

Flash floods kill many in Indonesia and Timor Leste Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Flash flooding is known to have killed at least 50 people in Indonesia and Timor Leste (East Timor). The severity of the situation and threat to livestock means the final death toll is likely to be higher. Landslides,…

Japan Health Minister apologizes for the large party despite Covid-19

Japan Health Minister apologizes for the large party despite Covid-19 Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese minister in charge of Health, Labor, and Welfare apologized deeply for 23 officials enjoying a late-night farewell party despite the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. Thus Tamura Norihisa apologized profusely for betraying the trust of the…

Weekly Covid-19 high in Tokyo on very few tests taken

Weekly Covid-19 high in Tokyo on very few tests taken Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Tokyo coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis continues to look like a managed graph. Equally, the ebbs and flows have evolved around the postponed Olympics, to the re-election of the Tokyo Governor. Therefore, it is baffling to know…

A slight weekly increase in Covid-19 cases in Tokyo

A slight weekly increase in Covid-19 cases in Tokyo Kanako Mita and Sawako Uchida Modern Tokyo Times In the last few weeks, the numbers of coronavirus (Covid-19) daily infections have come down in Tokyo from fresh highs in August. Yet, this week, a slight daily increase from the week before is creating concern. Hence, the…

Aichi ends the Covid-19 State of Emergency

Aichi ends the Covid-19 State of Emergency Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times Hideaki Omura, the Governor of Aichi, lifted the coronavirus (Covid-19) State of Emergency based on the reduction of infections. Hence, the State of Emergency between August 6 and 24 appears to have halted the crisis. The main concern is Nagoya…

800,000 Covid-19 deaths with little let-up in America, Brazil, India, and Mexico

800,000 Covid-19 deaths with little let-up in America, Brazil, India, and Mexico Kanako Mita and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The international coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis is now responsible for 800,000 known deaths. In the four nations of the highest number of deaths, the numbers keep flowing. Therefore, unlike the hardest-hit nations in Europe, the countries…

Increasing deadly attacks in Darfur in Sudan

Increasing deadly attacks in Darfur in Sudan Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the past few weeks, more deadly attacks have erupted in the Darfur region of Sudan. Hence, with ongoing political changes in Sudan, the fear is that intrigues seek to destabilize at such a delicate moment for this country.…

Czechia and the China and Taiwan issue: Miloš Vystrčil promises to visit Taiwan

Czechia and the China and Taiwan issue: Miloš Vystrčil promises to visit Taiwan Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Czechia (Czech Republic) fully understands the legacy of Communist rule. Hence, the diplomatic balance for Czechia between China and Taiwan shouldn’t be defined by economics. Instead, the Chinese Communist Party…

Japan in obvious 16.2 percent Covid-19 related decline in household spending in May

Japan in obvious 16.2 percent Covid-19 related decline in household spending in May Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis in Japan hit household spending in May. Thus the 16.2 percent downturn from twelve months earlier isn’t a surprise. After all, in all nations engulfed by the coronavirus crisis,…