Tokyo’s Covid cases lowest in 16 months; South Korea on alert for Halloween

The Japanese capital reported 19 new cases on Sunday – the first time daily infections have dropped below 20 in the city since June last year.

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With Japan facing a shortage of skilled animators, the WIT Academy is offering a free six-month course and stipend to aspiring junior artists.

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