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Fumio Kishida Is Japan's New Prime Minister

Former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida replaces Yoshihide Suga, who is stepping down after serving only one year since taking office last September.

29 September 2021

First In Person QUAD Summit Shows US’ Indo-Pacific Pivot In Full Swing: Experts

US President Joe Biden will host the summit on September 24.


India, Australia Turn Down Criticism On QUAD, Say It Reflects ‘Globalisation’

Both India and Australia rejected criticism of QUAD, saying the organization has a practical agenda.


Quad Not A Military Alliance But Will Challenge China's Outreach In Indo-Pacific

Quad is to checkmate China’s growing profile as a nation giving humanitarian aid to nations across Asia and Pacific, and it wants to challenge China’s soft power bid in the region.

25 September 2021

Quad Diplomats Prepare For First Ever In-Person Leader's Summit, Meet ahead of the White House Event.

The UN ambassadors from India, Australia, Japan and United States meet ahead of two major events. One is the first ever Quad Leaders' Summit and the other is the Annual UN General Assembly Debate.


Japan Solemn But Unapologetic As It Marks 76th Anniversary Of WWII Defeat

At an event to commemorate the historic event, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said that Japan never forgets the peace that the country enjoys today is built on the sacrifices of those who died in the war.

15 August 2021

Kamala Harris To Hold Meeting With Quad Leaders

The officials said US Vice President Kamala Harris will hold meeting with Quad leaders including Prime Ministers—Narendra Modi from India, Scott Morrison from Australia and Yoshihide Suga from Japan.

24 September 2021

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Japan Races To Vaccinate As Virus Surges After Olympics

Japan has managed the COVID-19 pandemic better than many countries, without the kind of restrictive lockdown used in other nations, but some believe that may now be needed.

13 August 2021

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26 July 2021
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin Visits Pacific Islands Claimed By Japan

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin Visits Pacific Islands Claimed By Japan

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is touring Russia's Far East and Siberia this week, and the Kuril Islands were his first stop on Monday


20 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: World Should See Safe Games Staged, Says Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga

Tokyo Olympics: World Should See Safe Games Staged, Says Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga

Events start Wednesday — in softball and women's soccer — two days ahead of the formal opening ceremony of an Olympics already postponed a year because of...


20 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics 'Will Give Humanity Faith In The Future': IOC President Thomas Bach

Tokyo Olympics 'Will Give Humanity Faith In The Future': IOC President Thomas Bach

Speaking at the opening of the IOC Session in the Japanese capital on Tuesday, Bach said the Olympic stage is now set for the athletes 'to shine and inspire...


19 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: With No Japan Summit, South Korean President To Skip The Games

Tokyo Olympics: With No Japan Summit, South Korean President To Skip The Games

Relations between Seoul and Tokyo have been strained since South Korea’s Supreme Court in 2018 ordered some Japanese companies to compensate Korean forced...


14 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Thomas Bach Meets Yoshihide Suga As Coronavirus Cases Approach 6-month High

Tokyo Olympics: Thomas Bach Meets Yoshihide Suga As Coronavirus Cases Approach 6-month High

Suga asked Bach to ensure that the Olympics will be safe, particularly for the Japanese public, of which fewer than 20 percent are fully vaccinated


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08 July 2021
Tokyo Olympics To Have 'No Fans' Under State Of Emergency

Tokyo Olympics To Have 'No Fans' Under State Of Emergency

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga said the state of emergency would go in effect on Monday and last through August 22


08 July 2021
Japan Announces State Of Emergency For Tokyo With Olympics Opening In Just Two Weeks

Japan Announces State Of Emergency For Tokyo With Olympics Opening In Just Two Weeks

The state of emergency would go in effect on Monday and last through August 22 meaning the Olympics starting July 23 will be held under emergency measures


17 June 2021
Japanese Medical Community Opposes To Holding Tokyo Olympics And Paralympics

Japanese Medical Community Opposes To Holding Tokyo Olympics And Paralympics

The medical journal The Lancet criticized the World Health Organization and other health bodies for not taking a clear stand on holding Olympics


17 June 2021
Japan To Ease Virus Emergency Ahead Of Olympics As Daily Cases Fall

Japan To Ease Virus Emergency Ahead Of Olympics As Daily Cases Fall

Experts at a virus panel meeting Thursday gave preliminary approval for government's plans to downgrade the emergency


14 June 2021
Tokyo Olympics: Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga Wins Support From G-7 For Hosting Games

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga Wins Support From G-7 For Hosting Games

Japan is desperately pushing to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations before the Olympic Games kick off on 23 July


28 May 2021
With Safe Tokyo Olympics At Stake Japan To Extend COVID-19 Emergency

With Safe Tokyo Olympics At Stake Japan To Extend COVID-19 Emergency

The Tokyo Olympics are slated to start on July 23 after a one-year postponement due to the pandemic


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24 May 2021
Japan Opens Mass Vaccination Centres Two Months Before Tokyo Olympics

Japan Opens Mass Vaccination Centres Two Months Before Tokyo Olympics

Worries about public safety while many Japanese remain unvaccinated have prompted growing protests and calls for cancelling the games, set to start on July 23.


19 May 2021
Amid COVID-19 Surge Tokyo Doctors Call On Organisers To Cancel Olympic Games

Amid COVID-19 Surge Tokyo Doctors Call On Organisers To Cancel Olympic Games

The 6,000-member Tokyo Medical Practitioners' Association called for the Olympics to be canceled in a letter


12 May 2021
Frustration In Japan As Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga Pushes Olympics Despite COVID-19 Surge

Frustration In Japan As Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga Pushes Olympics Despite COVID-19 Surge

More than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled


09 April 2021
Japan To Raise Virus Steps In Tokyo After Covid Surge, 3 Months Ahead Of Olympics

Japan To Raise Virus Steps In Tokyo After Covid Surge, 3 Months Ahead Of Olympics

The virus upsurge in Tokyo underscores the difficulty of balancing anti-virus measures and the economy.


24 March 2021
Quad To Lead Indo-Pacific Towards More Positive Vision, Says US Diplomat

Quad To Lead Indo-Pacific Towards More Positive Vision, Says US Diplomat

US President Joe Biden on Friday opened the first Quad Leaders’ Summit held virtually and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister...


13 March 2021
Quad To Hold In-Person Summit Later This Year: White House

Quad To Hold In-Person Summit Later This Year: White House

'The leaders agreed that they would meet in-person before the end of the year,' US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said hours after the maiden virtual...


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