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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.
A woman from Japan became the world's first COVID-19 patient to receive a lung transplant from a living donor
A woman received segments of her lungs from her son and husband after her organs collapsed due to damage caused by the coronavirus.
The procedure at Kyoto University Hospital took about 11 hours. According to the doctors, the condition of the donors and the patient is stable. They hope she will fully recover within a few months.
In Japan, for insults that led to suicide, a man was fined 9 thousand yen
The insults were related to the filming of the Netflix reality show Terrace House, which aired on Japan's Fuji Television. Kimura starred in the fifth season of the reality show, in which three girls and three guys live in the same house. On the set, the girl behaved emotionally, because of this, a flurry of criticism and insults fell upon her.
According to the prosecutor's office, the fined man posted messages on his social media account saying that she had a “terrible temper” and asked: “When will you die?”