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- The Japanese government plans to lift a state of emergency for six prefectures on Sunday as the number of coronavirus cases decline. But the declaration will remain in place for Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.
- Firefighters struggling to contain a forest fire in Ashikaga City, north of Tokyo, say there’s no prospect of bringing the blaze under control soon, as dry conditions are expected to continue for days.
- Japan’s benchmark long-term interest rate has risen to its highest in over 5 years.