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Suga declares emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo
Effective Sunday, department stores, shopping centers, movie theaters and other large commercial facilities will be asked to close in four prefectures until May 11.
Japan’s schools to stay open under COVID-19 emergency
In the city of Osaka, the board of education plans to introduce online classes, with some students coming to school for part of the day.
Japan’s new emissions goals a step forward but not enough to hit 2050 target
Climate Action Tracker analysis shows that Japan needs to reduce emissions by 62% by 2030 from 2013 levels to meet Paris Agreement targets.
Japan confirms five ‘double mutant’ variant coronavirus cases
The variant, confirmed in India, is believed to be highly infectious and have an impact on the effect of COVID-19 vaccines.