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U.S. first lady Jill Biden waves upon arrival at Yokota U.S. Air Force Base, outskirts of Tokyo, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Biden represented the U.S. government at the Tokyo Olympics, to attend the opening ceremony of the Games on Friday, July 23.

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister met with Pfizer's CEO in an unusually high-profile setting Friday to make sure the drugmaker would deliver the COVID-19 vaccine as promised by this fall as the nation faces supply concerns and a growing outbreak.

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People wearing face masks walk past the Olympics Rings statue in Tokyo, Thursday, July 8, 2021. Japan is set to place Tokyo under a state of emergency starting next week and lasting through the Olympics, with COVID-19 cases surging and feared to multiply during the Games.

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People gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to …

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People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has p…

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People walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has p…

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A couple play an arcade machine as people walk around and gather at a bar after government imposed 8 p.m. closing time for restaurants and bars under Tokyo's fourth state of emergency Saturday, July 17, 2021, in Tokyo. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by …

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A young man throws a beer can to already full garbage box in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district Monday, July 19, 2021. The latest state of emergency has asked restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m., if not entirely. This has pushed people to drink outside, although many bars remain open and bustling…

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