In the press review of this Thursday, February 11, we will discuss: the mayor of the city of Kôfu fundamentally opposed to the construction of a railway, a baby wallaby nicknamed the “coat rack” at the municipal park of Mishima, and 434 new coronavirus case in the capital.
The mayor of Kofu fundamentally opposed to the Fuji railway
The mayor of Kofu town, Yamanashi county, has expressed strong opposition to the Mount Fuji railway project. The plan envisions the installation of a next-generation tram line on the Fuji Subaru Line toll road at the foot of the mountain. Shigeru Horiuchi, mayor of the commune, said he was skeptical of the need for the line and added: “I am fundamentally opposed to it”.
A baby wallaby born in a park in central Japan
A baby wallaby was born in a municipal park in Mishima City, Shizuoka County. He is the first marsupial baby to be born during the global Covid-19 pandemic and he was named Hamachi, using the first two letters of his parents’ first names, Maro and Happy. He was born on November 9, 2020, and since his birth he has been constantly in his mother’s pocket. Visitors are delighted to be able to admire it and it has been nicknamed the “coat rack” by the staff of Rakujyuen Park.
Tokyo records 434 new coronavirus infections
Tokyo records, again, a bad result for coronavirus infections this Thursday, February 11. Indeed, 434 cases were identified on that day alone, the government said. Tokyo is trying to bring a third wave of infections under control, with 2,447 cases on January 7. New records keep appearing, according to the government. The latter has reported more than 101,466 cases in total since the start of 2021, and the number of deaths is steadily rising. In addition, nearly 2,553 patients are hospitalized in Tokyo, and 103 people are in critical condition.