1. Japan’s Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has called on the international community to create a “united world” to overcome the coronavirus crisis. He said, “This crisis has reminded us of the need for global solidarity” and that “to overcome this crisis, we must realize a ‘united world,’ not a ‘divided world.’”
  2. Three former U.S. presidents say they are willing to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in a bid to address concerns about the safety of the newly developed vaccines. They are former presidents, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
  3. A research group commissioned by Japan’s health ministry will conduct a large-scale survey on the loss of smell as a symptom of COVID-19. Loss of smell has been reported as one of the various symptoms of the coronavirus disease, but detailed research on it has yet to be conducted in Japan.


December 4, Friday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline