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In Japan, people oppose the Olympic Games in Tokyo
Today, Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said that fighting the fourth wave of the pandemic and the sluggish vaccination campaign, the Japanese government is seeking to continue the state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May.
Opinion polls in Japan have shown that the majority of the population opposes the Games, which should start on July 23.
The Japanese automobile corporation Toyota intends to release a number of models of electric vehicles by 2025
Toyota Motor Corporation has announced a new strategy: the company will manufacture electric cars. By 2025, it is planned to produce a line of 15 electric cars.
The company has already presented at the Shanghai Motor Show (Auto Shanghai 2021) the first model in this series - a new all-electric concept SUV Toyota bZ4X.
Japan does not rule out the cancellation of the Olympics in Tokyo due to COVID-19
Japan is now in the midst of a fourth wave of coronavirus, and doubts have resurfaced in recent weeks about whether Tokyo will be able to host the Summer Games.
The statement about the possible cancellation of the Olympics by a representative of the ruling party was enough to excite the public.
Prime Minister Eshihide Suga avoided asking if the repeal was really possible, saying only that the government was still doing its best to fight the pandemic ahead of the Olympics.
The Japanese authorities have officially decided to dump more than a million tons of water contaminated with radiation into the ocean
Today, the Japanese government authorized the dumping of all radioactive water accumulated in the reservoirs of the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant into the ocean.
Japan itself says this process will not harm the oceans, since the water will be purified within two years.
By 2022, all available capacities at the station will be overfilled.
This decision was made at a meeting of heads of ministries and departments, led by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Corresponding work on purification of 1.25 million tons of contaminated water has already begun.
Also, the Japanese experts did not explain how tritium isotopes, which are technically impossible to extract, will be removed from the water. Nevertheless, in the Land of the Rising Sun they are confident that the concentration of this isotope in the discharged water will meet the standards established by the WHO.