These Olympics have been cast as a symbol of mankind's resiliency and triumph over COVID. Shame on all of us if Tokyo's own domestic fatigue and general apathy from the rest of the world sinks this crowning human moment.
A Department of Defense spokesperson said Tuesday that Chinese coast guard actions near the Senkaku Islands risk "miscalculation" and potentially "material harm."
Last week's incursion was the seventh time this year Chinese vessels have entered Japanese waters, according to Tokyo.
From Japan's rural art islands to the New York Botanical Garden, this nonagenarian's cosmic artwork will be on display all over the world in 2021.
It was the first time an armed Chinese coast guard vessel had been sent into the waters of the Japan-controlled Senkaku Islands since Beijing enacted its controversial Coast Guard Law earlier this month.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, on Saturday, causing several injuries and leading to widespread power outages in the region.
The enactment of China's new Coast Guard Law earlier this month has also raised concerns among regional leaders about a possible accidental conflict.
Scientists say it is currently unclear whether or not the new variant is more transmissible and if vaccines will be less effective against it.
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The northernmost of Japan's islands remains a mystery to many. Hokkaido is indeed an entirely different side of Japan, a dichotomy between new and old dominated by a natural landscape that is difficult to be equaled.
"It's absolutely vital that this year, everybody continues to follow the guidance by staying at home and not mixing," said Stephen Powis, England's National Health Service's medical director.
South Korea, a country previously touted for curbing the coronavirus pandemic early on, recorded its largest case increase on Christmas Day.
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According to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, it should be noted that less than three percent of people in Japan have been tested for the virus.
New pictures and video show the Nintendo-themed world, where guests can race in a Mario Kart ride and go on a treasure hunt with Yoshi and Captain Toad.
The head of a small town in the Kumamoto Prefecture has a name similar to President-elect Joe Biden and the internet loves it
As the U.S. Navy trains with Australia, India and Japan to "deter all who challenge a free and open Indo-Pacific," China hopes these drills are "conducive to regional peace and stability, instead of working in the opposite way."
Japan and South Korea, U.S. allies in the post-World War II era, do not share President Donald Trump's tough anti-China position and have sought better ties with the People's Republic, even as major challenges persist.
"The urgency with which Australia and I think India and Japan have committed themselves to strengthening the Quad is significant," Hervé Lemahieu told Newsweek, "and that's because the threat perception of China has been embraced."
A movie in Japan just had the biggest opening in the world this weekend, while China overtook North America as the year's highest-grossing box office.
Tokyo and Beijing remain locked in a dispute over an uninhabited archipelago in the East China Sea which may be home to oil and natural gas reserves.
Three sources confirmed to Newsweek that lawmakers received word that three weapons systems were being cleared for sale to Taiwan, aggravating one of several territorial disputes China is engaged in with the U.S. and partners in Asia.
Japan controls the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, but Beijing has also claimed them and has sailed vessels close to the uninhabited islets.
"We do not accept reckless smearing and groundless accusations against China," a spokesperson for Beijing's embassy in Washington told Newsweek.
"As partners in this Quad, it is more critical now than ever that we collaborate to protect our people and partners from the CCP's exploitation, corruption, and coercion," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said alongside Australian, Indian and Japanese officials.
It is part of an attraction based on the science fiction franchise "Mobile Suit Gundam"
The "Care 222" UV lamp can kill more than 99 percent of the virus when blasted with lesser wavelenght of 222 nanometers.
"The US military is your average online cringelord," gaming consultant Rod Breslau tweeted.