In the press review of this Thursday, December 24, we will discuss: A new record of infections for the capital, Shinzô Abe exonerated by prosecutors, and a brand new car put on the market.
Tokyo reports record 888 new Covid-19 cases
It’s official. The Japanese capital confirmed on Thursday 888 new cases of coronavirus infections, a record, while the country continues to see an unprecedented epidemic peak. Tokyo set new records every day, bringing a total of 54,018 infected, and nearly 12,500 tests were performed on Monday. Among the new cases this Thursday, people aged 65 and over numbered 93, while that of hospitalized patients reached 73, up steadily from the previous day. Japanese youth would constitute the largest group with 240 cases, followed by 184 cases for those in their thirties. As of Wednesday, December 23, the land of the rising sun confirmed 3,270 cases of infection, another daily record. The national tally topped 200,000 cases on Monday, and the overall death toll stands at 3,000. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike urged residents to take increased anti-virus measures during the holiday season. year and New Year’s, especially by avoiding unnecessary outings.
Prosecutors won’t charge Abe over spring dinner expenses
Japanese prosecutors said on Thursday that Shinzo Abe would not be prosecuted for allegations that his party illegally paid millions of yen to organize the supporters’ dinner. This announcement puts an end to the scandal that was revealed in November of last year. Instead, they issued an indictment against one of Abe’s state-paid secretaries, Hiroyuki Haikawa, 61, demanding a fine for his alleged failure to keep certain records. financial related to dinner functions as required by law. The former Japanese prime minister had always denied these accusations, and the evidence would be insufficient for an indictment, according to a source close to the investigation.
Osaka company sells ‘world’s fastest accelerating vehicle’
A company in western Japan started selling what it calls on Thursday “The fastest accelerating electric vehicle in the world”, which only takes 1.69 seconds to reach 96 kilometers per hour. Aspark Co, based in Osaka, supplies many techniques to various Japanese subsidiaries. ” This car is not sold for a mass market, but I hope even 1% of people will like it ”said Tsubasa Terakado, 29, in charge of business development. Sold for 350 million yen, or $ 3.5million, this supercar project began in 2012. The goal was to develop “The only product of this type in the world by uniting the powers of technicians”, according to Aspark president Masanori Yoshida.