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Anti-Olympics protest in Tokyo on day of planned Opening Ceremony
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Uncertainty surrounds one-year countdown for Tokyo Olympics
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Japan withdrawing 2023 Women's World Cup bid
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80% of venues secured for next year's Games - Tokyo 2020
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Japan air force pilots fly over Tokyo to salute medical workersThe Japanese air force's aerobatic demonstration squadron, Blue Impulse, flew over central Tokyo on Friday in a salute to medical workers on the frontline against the coronavirus pandemic.
Tokyo to further relax coronavirus curbs on Monday, governor saysCurbs in Japan's capital of Tokyo to contain the coronavirus are to be eased further from Monday, Governor Yuriko Koike said, citing the recommendation of an advisory panel.
Japanese face 'new normal' after coronavirus emergency liftedA day after Japan ended its state of emergency, Tokyo residents took to the streets with a mixture of relief and trepidation as they prepared for a "new normal" of living with the coronavirus.
Japan lifts Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes fresh stimulusJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and four remaining areas later in the day but that it could be reimposed if the pace of infections..
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Japan's elderly workers, once key to Abenomics, suffer as pandemic closes businessesOn a recent Saturday in Tokyo's Shinjuku district more than 100 people, many of them elderly men, stood close together in a long queue waiting for food hand-outs.
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Japan may lift Tokyo state of emergency as early as next week: PMJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said that it was possible that a state of emergency in Tokyo and its surrounding regions could end as early as next week if the number of coronavirus..
In blow to Japan's Abe, Tokyo top prosecutor set to resign: mediaTokyo's top prosecutor was set to resign after a report that he gambled illegally during Japan's coronavirus state of emergency, media said on Thursday, in another blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe..
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Tokyo's top prosecutor set to resign, media say, in blow to Japan PM AbeTokyo's top prosecutor was set to resign after a report that he gambled illegally during Japan's coronavirus state of emergency, media said on Thursday, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose..
Japan's regions emerge from virus emergency while Tokyo enters 'new normal'Large parts of Japan marked the first day out of a state of emergency on Friday while Tokyo's governor asked residents to prepare for the "new normal" as restrictions stay in place in the capital and..
Japan expected to lift emergency in most areas except TokyoJapan is expected to lift a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday but the capital Tokyo will likely remain under restrictions until there is a convincing containment of the..
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Japan seeks to end state of emergency for most regions; Tokyo to stay on alertJapan was expected to lift a state of emergency across a large part of the country on Thursday, but the capital Tokyo will remain under restrictions until there is a convincing containment of the..
Tokyo reports 36 new cases of coronavirus infection on Saturday: TV AsahiTokyo reported 36 new cases of coronavirus infections on Saturday, TV Asahi said, three less than a day earlier and the seventh consecutive day that new infections have remained below 100.
Tokyo governor Koike to ask businesses to refrain from operating until end of May: NHKTokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will ask businesses in Japan's biggest city to refrain from operating until the end of this month, following the central government's extension of the state of emergency, a..
Call centres expose fault line in Japan's pandemic fightAlmost a month after Tokyo declared a state of emergency, dozens of call centre employees for telecom KDDI Corp still commute into their crowded office, where the fear of coronavirus infection has..
Tokyo governor Koike, a PM Abe rival, takes tough stance on coronavirusWith blunt warnings, flip-charts and daily online briefings, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has been delivering a tough message to the Japanese capital's residents and shops: stay home and shut down to..
Tokyo seeks shop shutdowns, Kyoto warns tourists away as coronavirus threatens Japan economyMetropolitan Tokyo asked some businesses to close and the ancient capital of Kyoto warned tourists to stay away as Japan battles a fast-spreading outbreak of the new coronavirus, amid fears the..
Japan's modern, ancient capitals to tighten coronavirus curbsTokyo will ask a range of businesses to close during a month-long emergency to fight the new coronavirus, the governor of the Japanese capital said on Friday, as the ancient capital Kyoto warned of..
Tokyo, Japan central government reach agreement over coronavirus shutdownsTokyo and Japan's central government have resolved a high-profile feud over what businesses should shut down during a month-long emergency to fight the new coronavirus, the city's governor said,..
Japan set to announce coronavirus emergency, finalise near $1 trillion stimulusJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to announce a state of emergency on Tuesday for the capital Tokyo and six other prefectures to stem a worrying rise in coronavirus infections in major..
Running out of beds and gear, Tokyo medical staff say Japan's 'state of emergency' already hereAs Japan faces a fresh wave of coronavirus infections and the government prepares for a state of emergency, medical staff say a shortage of beds and a rise in cases linked to hospitals are pushing..
U.S. sounds alarm on coronavirus in Japan, Tokyo pushes for state of emergencyThe U.S. government on Friday sounded alarm about the surge in coronavirus cases in Japan, adding to a chorus of prominent domestic voices - including the governor of Tokyo - who have called for..
As Japan coronavirus cases rise, Tokyo nudges PM Abe to declare state of emergencyTokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Friday that Japan declaring a national state of coronavirus emergency would send a "strong message" that could help dodge an explosive outbreak, her most explicit..
Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown buildsTokyo recorded more than 70 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday for its highest tally in a single day, as pressure built on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to order a lockdown with a minister saying..
Smoking diners to take it outside as Tokyo ban kicks inPatrons of Tokyo restaurants and bars will be able to light up indoors for the last time on Tuesday as one of the world's most cigarette-friendly cities starts enforcing anti-smoking laws from April 1.
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Tokyo governor calls for fewer outings, says state of coronavirus emergency up to PMTokyo's governor on Monday called on residents to avoid outings in the evenings and at weekends as the coronavirus crisis deepened, but said it was up to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a state of..
Tokyo governor asks residents to stay away from bars to slow coronavirus spreadTokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Monday asked residents to stay away from bars and music venues, stepping up her call for people to cut back on unnecessary travel as Japan's capital braces for a rise in..
Japan is 'not planning' a coronavirus emergency but entry bans loomJapan has no plan to declare a state of emergency from April, its top government spokesman said on Monday, seeking to dispel mounting fears a recent spike in coronavirus cases could lead to a..
Japan to ban U.S., China, Europe travelers as coronavirus spread stokes Tokyo lockdown fearsJapan will step up its efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus by banning the entry of foreign citizens traveling from the United States, China, South Korea and most of Europe, the Asahi newspaper..
Cherry blossoms must wait, Tokyo governor says, amid supply queues in coronavirus battleResidents of the Japanese capital formed long queues at supermarkets and stores on Friday, in preparation for a weekend at home, after Tokyo's governor urged them to stay indoors in a bid to keep a..
Japan PM says lockdown of Tokyo would have severe impact on economyJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday a lockdown of Tokyo would have a severe impact on the economy given its huge population and the key role it plays as the center of the country.
Japan's Abe calls coronavirus a 'national crisis' after surge in TokyoJapan banned entry from Europe on Thursday and warned of a high risk the coronavirus would become rampant after a surge in Tokyo, setting up a task force - a step toward a possible state of emergency -..
Rickshaws, kimonos, but no tourists - Tokyo's Asakusa hit by coronavirus, Olympics delayJapanese and foreign tourists flock in their hundreds of thousands every spring to this old district of Tokyo to see the cherry trees in full bloom and the bright red gate to the Sensō-ji temple, and..
Tokyo governor urges residents to stay at home at weekendTokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Wednesday warned of an "overshoot" of coronavirus infections at the weekend and urged residents to stay indoors as much as possible.
Foreign ministers of South Korea, China, Japan support Tokyo holding 'complete' Olympics - SeoulThe foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan expressed their support for Tokyo to host "complete" Tokyo Olympics at a video conference held on Friday, South Korea's foreign ministry said.
Tokyo to postpone opening ceremony of Olympic aquatics center over coronavirusThe Tokyo metropolitan government said on Friday that it would postpone the opening ceremony of the Olympic aquatics center due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Japan's 7-Eleven worker infected with coronavirus, another case likely caused meningitisA worker at Japan's 7-Eleven convenience store chain in Yamanashi prefecture, west of Tokyo, has contracted the new coronavirus, the company said on Sunday.
South Korea suspends visas for Japanese in tit-for-tat coronavirus curbsSouth Korea said on Friday it would suspend visas and visa waivers for Japan in response to Tokyo's own travel restrictions on Koreans, as fears over the spreading coronavirus rekindled a feud between..