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Japan coast guard rescues man after boat capsizes [Video]

A 69-year-old man drifted in choppy waters off Japan for nearly a day until he was saved by the coast guard. (Dec. 2)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Website: https://apnews.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP Facebook: https://facebook.com/APNews Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/​You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d5c4e1a57250435d9d75fa9546598cf2

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UK’s Johnson: Lockdown ‘unlikely’ in England despite concerns over Omicron variant [Video]

The fast-spreading #Omicron variant of the coronavirus had been detected in a number of new countries, including in #Japan. Despite mounting concerns, British Prime Minister Boris #Johnson said that a new Covid-19 lockdown in England was “unlikely” at this stage.🔔 Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YTen🔴 LIVE – Watch FRANCE 24 English 24/7 here: https://f24.my/YTliveEN🌍 Read the latest International News and Top Stories: https://www.france24.com/en/Like us on Facebook: https://f24.my/FBenFollow us on Twitter: https://f24.my/TWenDiscover the news in pictures on Instagram: https://f24.my/IGen

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Japan halts new bookings on incoming flights over Omicron Covid-19 variant • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

#Japan has stopped new bookings onto incoming flights after identifying the first cases of the Omicron strain of #Covid-19. The country has also tightened its quarantine requirements for all arriving passengers, and extended a ban on non-citizens coming from ten countries in southern Africa. Travel companies have seen their shares tumble in recent days as governments tighten border rules in response to the new strain. Also today, #Australia’s economy feels the pinch from the recent lockdowns.🔔 Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YTen🔴 LIVE – Watch FRANCE 24 English 24/7 here: https://f24.my/YTliveEN🌍 Read the latest International News and Top Stories: https://www.france24.com/en/Like us on Facebook: https://f24.my/FBenFollow us on Twitter: https://f24.my/TWenDiscover the news in pictures on Instagram: https://f24.my/IGen

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japan: Fumio Kishida vows to step up Japan defense amid growing threats from China, North Korea – The Economic Times Video [Video]

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday renewed his pledge to consider “all options,” including acquiring enemy base strike capability, and vowed to create a stronger Self-Defense Force to protect the country amid growing threats from China and North Korea. He made the comments while visiting the Asaka garrison of Japan’s Ground Self Defense Force in Saitama, where he observed military personnel and rode in a tank.