Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who succeeded the nation’s longest-serving chief in historical past, is stepping down after only one yr on the helm of the ruling Liberal Democratic Social gathering. The wildly unpopular Suga stated final week that he wouldn’t search re-election, clearing the trail for a brand new premier to take cost of the world’s third-largest financial system ...

This 12 months’s sakura-shaped Olympic torch has lastly accomplished its lengthy journey from Athens to Tokyo. The cauldron has been lit, and the Video games of the XXXII Olympiad have formally begun. It’s been a tough street to the opening ceremony for the Olympic committee, and likewise a tough street for the worldwide group now greater than a 12 months ...

At the identical time, many countries are reworking funerary rituals, altering the way cemeteries function and even destroying historic cemeteries to reclaim land for the residing. In Singapore, for instance, the authorities has forcibly demolished household tombs in favor of columbariums, constructions that may maintain the urns of the cremated. Grave areas in the city-state can be utilized just for ...

Goals of chanting “USA, USA, USA” in a Tokyo enviornment with a gaggle of Olympics spectators practising social distancing have been dashed. The U.S. State Division and the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention have issued advisories strongly urging towards travel to Japan due to the excessive degree of COVID-19 there. The 2020 Summer season Video games had been already ...

Coming quickly to an ocean close to you: Radioactive water. Japan has introduced plans to slowly release an estimated 1.3 million tons of handled wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the positioning of the intensive 2011 accident that was the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl in 1986. The federal government will pour out the diluted radioactive wastewater into the ...