Japanese leaders press PM to hasten measures

TOKYO (AP) — Aichi, home to Toyota Motor Corp in central Japan, declared its own state of emergency, saying it cannot wait for a slow-moving decision by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government to add the prefecture to an ongoing emergency declared this week. Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura said one-third of about 300 new coronavirus cases in the prefecture have been confirmed in the past week as the infection spreads rapidly in the region, making it the fifth-most infected prefecture in the country. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin