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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 …