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© Provided by Associated Press This photo taken at the beginning of August, 2020 and released by ©SkyDrive/CARTIVATOR 2020, shows a test flight of a manned '"flying car" at Toyota Test Field in Toyota, central Japan. Japan’s SkyDrive Inc., among the myriads of “flying car” projects around the world, has carried out a successful though modest test flight with one person aboard. (©SkyDrive/CARTIVATOR 2020 via AP)

Japan’s ‘flying car’ gets off ground, with a person aboard

Japan's 'flying car' gets off ground, with a person aboard August 30, Tokyo (AP) — The decades-old dream of zipping around in the sky as simply as driving on highways may be becoming less illusory. Japan’s SkyDrive Inc., among the myriads of “flying car” projects around the world, has carried out a successful though modest test flight with one person ...

August 8 (The New Nation) - Economic Reporter: Japan will provide 330 million US dollar to Bangladesh as an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan. © Provided by The New Nation

Japan provides $330m emergency budget support to Bangladesh

August 8 (The New Nation) - Economic Reporter: Japan will provide 330 million US dollar to Bangladesh as an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan. In this regard ITO Naoki, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh, and Fatima Yasmin, Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance signed an Exchange of Notes titled 'The Covid-19 Crisis Response Emergency Support Loan' on Wednesday. The ...

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are due to take placed from 24 July to 9 August

Tokyo 2020: Olympics to be postponed until 2021, says IOC member

March 24 (BBC) - The 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year because of coronavirus, says International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound. It comes after the chairman of the British Olympic Association said Great Britain would be unlikely to send a team to Tokyo this summer. Australia and Canada have already said they will not compete in Japan. ...

A man wearing a protective mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks in front of an advertising billboard of Tokyo Olympics 2020, near the Shinjuku station in Tokyo, Japan, March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Forty-year cycle: Top Japan minister calls 2020 the ‘cursed Olympics’

Tokyo, March 18 (Reuters) - First, the cancellation in 1940. Then, the mass boycott in Moscow in 1980. Forty years on, the upcoming Tokyo Games are the “cursed Olympics” once again, Japan’s finance minister said, in remarks that could stir controversy at a time when his government is scrambling to quash speculation that the coronavirus epidemic could derail the world’s ...

Officials wearing protective suits prepare to check Indonesians who were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, before they are transported to Sebaru island for observation, at Kertajati International airport in Majalengka, West Java province, Indonesia, March 1, 2020 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Muhammad Adimaja/ via REUTERS

Indonesia confirms first cases of coronavirus, link to Japanese visitor

Jakarta, March 2 (Reuters) - Two Indonesians have tested positive for coronavirus after coming into contact with an infected Japanese national, President Joko Widodo said on Monday, marking the first confirmed cases in the world’s fourth-most populous country. The discovery comes after some medical experts had raised concerns about a lack of vigilance and a risk of undetected cases in ...

A woman wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, walks past banners of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Tokyo, Japan, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

Tokyo has no ‘Plan B’ for Olympics despite coronavirus

Tokyo, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Tokyo has no Plan B for this year’s Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under five months before the event, a senior official said on Friday. “There will not be one bit of change in holding the Games as planned,” Katsura Enyo, deputy director general of ...

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