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Tokyo’s Infection Spike After Olympic Delay Sparks Questions

TOKYO (AP) — Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that the games have been pushed to next year, Tokyo’s cases are spiking, and the city’s governor is requesting that people stay home, even hinting at a possible lockdown.

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Japan to Send Troops to Middle East to Protect State Assets

Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo confirmed his intention on Monday to send members of the nation’s Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East in the immediate aftermath of a U.S. airstrike eliminating Iranian terror chief Qasem Soleimani.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) visits Ise Jingu shrine in Ise, Mie prefecture on January 6, 2020. - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has tried to carve out a role mediating between Washington and Tehran, said he was "deeply worried" by tensions in the Middle East. (Photo by …

Yemeni Rebels Hit Saudi Airport as Japanese PM Heads to Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Yemen’s Iran-allied rebels said they launched a cruise missile Wednesday at a Saudi airport, an attack the kingdom said hit the airport’s arrivals hall and wounded 26 people, just hours before Japan’s prime minister was expected in Iran for a historic visit aimed at defusing tensions in the Persian Gulf.

In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives at the Hangzhou Exhibition Center to participate in G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, China. (Etienne Oliveau/Pool Photo via AP)

Trump Awards Trophy at Marquee Sumo Event in Tokyo

MOBARA, Japan — President Donald Trump presented a special Trump trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament in Tokyo on Sunday as he got a taste of one of Japan’s most treasured cultural institutions.

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Japanese Prime Minister Abe Seeks Summit with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un without preconditions, a considerable political risk given Abe’s previous focus on resolving the issue of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea before any such talks could occur. Abe’s softening stance toward North Korea comes as Japanese relations with South Korea are deteriorating due to even older issues that stretch back to World War II.

Japan working to arrange Abe-Kim talks: reports