Countries make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory

REUTERS A sharp rise in new coronavirus infections due to the highly contagious Delta variant and a slowdown in vaccination rates has prompted governments to make 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines mandatory for health workers and others high risk groups. A growing number of countries are also stipulating that a …

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Toyota withdraws Olympic ads from Japanese television

The move comes on top of growing resentment against the Summer Games. Auto maker Toyota will not broadcast any Olympic Games-themed commercials on Japanese television. The news comes days before the kick-off of the world sporting event on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo. Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda and other executives …

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Live Updates: Tokyo Olympics: NPR

Toyota, Panasonic and other major Japanese companies are distancing themselves from the Tokyo Olympics despite spending millions to sponsor the Games. Here, guidelines can be seen on the floor inside the National Stadium, the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Noriko Hayashi / Bloomberg via Getty …

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Japan’s tech funk – Taipei Times

Two Tokyo Olympics Show Long Arc of Japan’s Tech Decline When Tokyo last hosted the Olympics in 1964, the unveiling of a high-speed train capable of reaching the unlikely speed of 210 kilometers per hour heralded the dawn of a high-tech era. in Japan. Within a decade and a half, …

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