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Tokyo raises alert level amid resurgence in COVID-19 cases - The Mainichi

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The Tokyo metropolitan government raised its COVID-19 alert to the second-highest of four levels Thursday. The highly contagious BA.5 strain of Omicron variant is replacing the BA.2 subvariant in the capital. Suspected cases of BA. 5 account for about 25 percent of new infections.See the Story
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Over 20% of Toshiba investors against activist fund execs, dissident director

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More than 20 per cent of Toshiba Corp shareholders voted against a dissident external director and two board directors from activist hedge fund investors. Such a level of opposition to company-backed candidates remains rare in Japan. Last year, Toshiba shareholders voted out the then-board chairman in a rebuke of the company.See the Story
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3 Chinese navy ships circumnavigate Japan as Tokyo remains on alert

Three Chinese navy ships have circumnavigated the Japanese archipelago over the past weeks. Tokyo stays on alert for increasing military activity by Beijing and Moscow in nearby waters. Two guided-missile destroyers and a supply ship sailed through waters between Okinawa's main island and Miyako Island.See the Story
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Automatically cooked spaghetti restaurant opens in Tokyo

Japanese cafe chain operator Pronto Corp. opened a spaghetti restaurant featuring fully automatic cooking. The P-Robo cooking robot, developed jointly with Tokyo-based tech firm TechMagic K.K., prepares a dish of spaghetti basically in 45 seconds. The restaurant in Tokyo's Marunouchi business district will be the first outlet of its new chain named "e vino spaghetti"See the Story
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Power crunch averted as record heatwave scorches Kanto area

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Japan's electricity grid creaked on Thursday under the strain of Tokyo's hottest June since records began, but a power crunch that could have deprived tens of millions of electricity was narrowly averted and authorities prepared to lift warnings. Temperatures of nearly 40 Celsius were marked in some parts of greater…See the Story
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Power plant halted as Tokyo handles power crunch, record June mercury

Tokyo's temperature on Thursday climbed to 36.4 C, the highest for June in records available since 1875, according to the weather agency. The mercury hit 40.2 C in Japan, a national record for June. The temperature is expected to remain high for the rest of the month.See the Story
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Tokyo court dismisses suit over sex industry's exclusion from pandemic aid

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A woman running a sex worker-dispatching business in western Japan demanded the payment of the benefits, as well as money totaling $33,000. A court on Thursday dismissed a damages lawsuit arguing the government's blanket exclusion of the sex industry from a cash handout program violates the right to equality.See the Story
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Rugby: French players tour judo headquarters ahead of Japan test

Members of the French national rugby team visit judo's international headquarters in Tokyo. The French Rugby Federation and the All Japan Judo Federation are touring Japan. France will play the Brave Blossoms in the first of two tests Saturday at Toyota Stadium. The teams will meet again a week later at Tokyo's National Stadium.See the Story

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