Seven people killed, 15 missing after Japan typhoon: NHK
Sunday, 13 October 2019 Seven people were killed and 15 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralyzed Tokyo, public broadcaster NHK said on Sunday, flooding rivers and leaving almost half a million homes without power.
More than six million people were advised to evacuate Tokyo as Typhoon Hagibis bore down on Saturday. HuffPost reports one man was killed and more than 60 people were injured. It made landfall on Japan’s main island of Honshu on Saturday evening. The storm burst some river banks and threatened to...
Tokyo's new coronavirus cases climbed to 55 on Wednesday, public broadcaster NHK said, the highest tally in 1-1/2 months after a cluster of infections was found at an unnamed office in the Japanese capital. Emer McCarthy reports.
Authorities in Tokyo believe many of the city's infections are happening when people go out at night. They have requested restaurants and bars that serve alcohol to close at 10 p.m. The government has also made a substantial financial commitment to battling the virus' impact. They have pumped more than $2 trillion into the economy to help stave off a collapse. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he would not call for a state of emergency.
Union minister Piyush Goyal spoke at the Invest India Exclusive Investment Forum - Japan Edition on Thursday, seeking to boost trade ties between Delhi and Tokyo. He said that together, the two nations can overcome any adversity and be successful in geopolitical, strategic, trade and business, and people-to-people ventures. Japan is one of India's most-trusted and important trade partners, he added, stating that the former is the fourth-largest contributor to FDI in the latter. The latest trade push came amid persisting tension between Delhi and Beijing. As China remains aggressive along the Line of Actual Control, the Indian government is pursuing its 'atmanirbhar' or self-reliance goal. Multiple decisions taken recently by the Narendra Modi administration have been seen to be targeted at China. These include the banning of applications like TikTok, and tightening foreign direct investment and government contract bidding rules. Watch the full video for more.
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