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Officials sound alarm as Japan COVID cases hit record highs [Video]

Japan is extending its state of emergency, and restrictions will continue in Tokyo until the end of next month.Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says the coronavirus is spreading at an unprecedented speed, and it is mainly because of the Delta variant.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/#AlJazeeraEnglish #Japan #COVID19

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Japanese fans celebrate six gold Olympic medals • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

#Japanese fans are enjoying the #Tokyo #Olympic Games as Japan is now second in the ranking, behind China, with five gold medals.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Rémi Feutrier, head of Japan’s handball team and social networks heavyweight • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

Now to Japan, where the #TokyoOlympics open in a few days. Just before entering his bio-secure bubble, one of the athletes spoke to us about his appearance on the world’s biggest sporting stage. Born in France, #RémiFeutrier is the captain of the Japanese Olympic #handball team. Although he plays a minor sport, he is a social media star in Japan and, as we discover, has a keen sense of humour. A report by Constantin Simon, Aruna Popuri, Ryusuke Murata and Justin McCurry.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Japan’s Nishiya, 13, first women’s Olympic skateboard champion • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

Momiji Nishiya of #Japan has won the first ever #Olympic #skateboard competition for women. The 13-year-old gave the host nation a sweep of golds in the street event a day after after Yuto Horigome won the men’s event. FRANCE 24’s Sports Editor Simon Harding reports from Tokyo.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Covering the Tokyo Olympics in Japan’s heat [Video]

Olympics Athletes to suffer alongside Tokyoites as Japan’s heat soars #News #Reuters #Tokyo #Olympics #Japan #Heatwave #Tokyo2020 Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribeReuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled.Get the latest news on: http://reuters.com/Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReutersFollow Reuters on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reuters/?hl=en

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Japan Constructs Cardboard Beds to Prevent Tokyo Olympic Athletes from Being Physically Intimate Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic | HNGN [Video]

Olympic athletes will be restricted from performing intimate physical activities during the competition as Japan officials provide cardboard beds for participants. The furniture were designed to be durable and recycable, which could be used even after the event.

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Iran’s wrestling team prepares for Tokyo Olympics [Video]

Training for the Olympics during the pandemic has put athletes under even more pressure. In Iran, the games play a very important role in building national pride. For Iranian wrestlers headed to Tokyo, that pressure is even more intense as they carry the hopes of a nation. Al Jazeera’s Assed Baig reports from Tehran, Iran.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/#AlJazeeraEnglish #Iran #WrestlingTeam #TokyoOlympics

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Japan PM insists emperor not ‘worried’ about Olympics [Video]

#Japan’s prime minister on Friday dismissed claims that the country’s emperor is “concerned” the #TokyoOlympics could spread the #coronavirus, saying the comments were the opinions of an imperial household representative.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Japan warns fans not to cheer during Olympics to prevent Covid surge – BBC News [Video]

Thousands of fans will be allowed into venues to watch the Tokyo Olympic Games but they will be told not to cheer or even speak loudly. Organisers are limiting numbers to a maximum 10,000 spectators, with venues only half full. However even that goes against the advice of experts worried that the Games will spread Covid transmission. Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Tokyo.Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog#BBCNews