地元 東京都 ニュース、 日本
China's anti-epidemic supply exports were worth 438.5b yuan ($67.7b) in 2020 as it actively carried out intl co-op to fight against COVID19. Exports included:
-2.31b pieces of protective clothing
-289m pairs of goggles
-1.08b test kits
Japan sets a condition for fans to attend the 2020 Olympics
To enter Japan, fans will need to download information such as passport details, ticket number, photo and a negative coronavirus test certificate into a special multilingual smartphone application. This will allow fans to avoid being quarantined for two weeks, which is currently a condition of entry into Japan. Detailed requirements for the application will be approved by the International Olympic Committee.
However, the Japanese authorities do not plan to make pre-vaccination a prerequisite for travel. In addition, tourists will not be limited in using public transport and visiting catering establishments.
While in Japan, foreigners will also be advised to install an app that is currently being used to track contacts with COVID-19 cases. So, when the Bluetooth transmitter is turned on, the user's smartphone will fix other users in the internal memory of the device if they have been at a distance of less than 1 meter for 15 minutes or more. In case of detection of a coronavirus or any symptoms of infection, a person will have to enter this information into the application on their own, and those who were in contact with him will receive a corresponding notification.
Fans will also need to scan QR codes at hotels and restaurants to keep their browsing history and update the app on a regular basis with information about their health and temperature.
The Tokyo Olympics were supposed to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020. However, due to the pandemic, the Games will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. At the same time, the name of the Tokyo 2020 Games has been retained.
Japan will give up petrol cars
Only hybrids, electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles will be available for purchase. Japan wants to completely end emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 2050. A number of countries also intend to abandon gasoline cars. For example, the UK plans to ban their sale by 2030, and France by 2040.
More people die from suicide in Japan in a month than from COVID-19 in a year
In October, 2,153 people committed suicide, namely 1302 men, 851 women. Most suicide cases were observed in Tokyo - 255. At the same time, according to the country's Ministry of Health, as of November 29, the number of deaths from COVID-19 reached 2,106.
In total, 17,219 people (11,541 men and 5,678 women) committed suicide in Japan in 10 months of this year. At the same time, the number of suicides among men increased by 10% compared to January of this year, and among women - by 72%.
This sharp increase in female suicide may be due to the fact that a large percentage of Japanese women work part-time in hotels, food service establishments and retail outlets - precisely in the areas where mass layoffs began during the pandemic.
Women are more likely to experience job loss 55% versus 34% of men, and more women reported mental health problems 27% versus 10% of men.
Tokyo Olympics 2021 will cost $ 2 billion more
The organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games said an additional $ 1.92 billion would be required to host the postponed games.
Representatives from the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will meet with Tokyo officials and the central government in December to discuss the additional funding situation.
Back in March, then-Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and IOC President Thomas Bach agreed to postpone the 2020 Games until the summer of 2021. The reason is the coronavirus pandemic. After this decision, the organizing committee began to find out what additional costs may arise as a result of the delay. At the time, there were serious concerns in the organizing committee about the increase in costs, and one official said, "It would be nice if we could keep them at 300 billion yen."
Nevertheless, the organizing committee agreed with the IOC to reduce the number of athletes and personnel of the participating countries, to abandon some of the decorations and the like.
According to the sources, this reduction saved 30 billion yen, which reduced additional costs by approximately $ 1.92 billion.