TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is to consider the acquisition of weapons able to strike enemy missile launchers to bolster defence against North Korea after a decision to cancel the Aegis Ashore missile defence system, the defence minister said on Thursday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday said he would run for leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), formally entering a race he is already heavily favored to win to become the next prime minister.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp reported on Saturday that at least 66 shipping vessels were stalled in British Columbia’s waters because of rail blockades.
（1）【T】【h】【e】【 】【c】【a】【r】【t】【o】【o】【n】【s】【,】【 】【c】【o】【n】【s】【i】【d】【e】【r】【e】【d】【 】【b】【l】【a】【s】【p】【h】【e】【m】【o】【u】【s】【 】【b】【y】【 】【M】【u】【s】【l】【i】【m】【s】【,】【 】【h】【a】【v】【e】【 】【b】【e】【e】【n】【 】【d】【i】【s】【p】【l】【a】【y】【e】【d】【 】【i】【n】【 】【F】【r】【a】【n】【c】【e】【 】【i】【n】【 】【s】【o】【l】【i】【d】【a】【r】【i】【t】【y】【 】【a】【n】【d】【 】【M】【a】【c】【r】【o】【n】【 】【h】【a】【s】【 】【s】【a】【i】【d】【 】【h】【e】【 】【w】【o】【u】【l】【d】【 】【r】【e】【d】【o】【u】【b】【l】【e】【 】【e】【f】【f】【o】【r】【t】【s】【 】【t】【o】【 】【s】【t】【o】【p】【 】【c】【o】【n】【s】【e】【r】【v】【a】【t】【i】【v】【e】【 】【I】【s】【l】【a】【m】【i】【c】【 】【b】【e】【l】【i】【e】【f】【s】【 】【s】【u】【b】【v】【e】【r】【t】【i】【n】【g】【 】【F】【r】【e】【n】【c】【h】【 】【v】【a】【l】【u】【e】【s】【,】【 】【a】【n】【g】【e】【r】【i】【n】【g】【 】【m】【a】【n】【y】【 】【M】【u】【s】【l】【i】【m】【s】【 】【c】【o】【u】【n】【t】【r】【i】【e】【s】【.】
（2）The cathedral was originally meant to include a mosaic of Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu demonstrating their support for Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, but the plan was dropped. The Kremlin said it was too early to celebrate the achievements of Russia’s current leadership.
（3）TOKYO (Reuters) - Postponing the Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic has turned a hoped-for year of triumphant celebration for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe into a struggle to stem the outbreak and save the economy, but is unlikely to cost him his job.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s J.League decided to postpone all domestic soccer games through to the first half of March due to the coronavirus, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.：
（1）【TOK】【YO 】【(Re】【ute】【rs)】【 - 】【Jap】【an’】【s P】【rim】【e M】【ini】【ste】【r S】【hin】【zo 】【Abe】【 wa】【nts】【 to】【 ta】【ke 】【car】【e o】【f h】【is 】【hea】【lth】【 an】【d d】【o h】【is 】【utm】【ost】【 at】【 hi】【s j】【ob,】【 he】【 sa】【id 】【on 】【Mon】【day】【, a】【fte】【r a】【 se】【con】【d h】【osp】【ita】【l v】【isi】【t w】【ith】【in 】【day】【s s】【par】【ked】【 co】【nce】【rn 】【whe】【the】【r h】【e c】【oul】【d s】【tay】【 on】【 as】【 le】【ade】【r o】【f t】【he 】【wor】【ld’】【s t】【hir】【d b】【igg】【est】【 ec】【ono】【my.】
（2）The briefing will include leadership from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of State.
（3）TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government said on Friday there was no need now to declare a state of emergency, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the previous day described the coronavirus as a “national crisis” following a surge of cases in Tokyo.
（4）Tong then sought release from detention via a habeas corpus, which determines whether a detention is lawful, but that application was rejected on Friday.
（1）【TOKY】【O (R】【eute】【rs) 】【- As】【 Jap】【an p】【repa】【res 】【to e】【ase 】【coro】【navi】【rus 】【rest】【rict】【ions】【 in 】【some】【 par】【ts o】【f th】【e co】【untr】【y, a】【 gro】【wing】【 num】【ber 】【of t】【he c】【ount】【ry’s】【 bus】【ines】【ses 】【are 】【plan】【ning】【 to 】【resu】【me o】【pera】【tion】【s de】【spit】【e co】【ncer】【ns t】【hat 】【isol】【atio】【n gu】【idel】【ines】【 wer】【e be】【ing 】【lift】【ed t】【oo e】【arly】【.】
（2）The central bank has estimated that Russia’s second quarter gross domestic product fell by 9.5-10% year-on-year.
（3）【Toka】【yev 】【orde】【red 】【offi】【cial】【s to】【 boo】【st t】【he n】【umbe】【r of】【 ava】【ilab】【le h】【ospi】【tal 】【beds】【 by 】【50% 】【with】【in a】【 mon】【th, 】【depl】【oy m】【obil】【e la】【bora】【tori】【es t】【o ma】【ke t】【ests】【 mor】【e wi】【dely】【 ava】【ilab】【le a】【nd p】【repa】【re f】【or a】【 lon】【g-te】【rm p】【ande】【mic.】
（4）To stimulate the recovery and to offset the surge in private savings brought on by the looming deep recession, governments should increase their spending, Knot said.
（5）【TOK】【YO 】【(Re】【ute】【rs)】【 - 】【Jap】【an’】【s f】【ore】【ign】【 mi】【nis】【try】【 sa】【id 】【it 】【had】【 ad】【vis】【ed 】【cit】【ize】【ns 】【to 】【avo】【id 】【non】【-es】【sen】【tia】【l a】【nd 】【non】【-ur】【gen】【t t】【rav】【el 】【to 】【the】【 Un】【ite】【d S】【tat】【es 】【bec】【aus】【e o】【f t】【he 】【spr】【ead】【ing】【 co】【ron】【avi】【rus】【 ou】【tbr】【eak】【.】