Japan to expand quasi-emergency measures, casting fresh doubts on Olympics
April 16, 2021
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is set to expand quasi-emergency measures to 10 regions on Friday as a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases spreads, casting doubt on whether the Summer Olympics can be held in Tokyo.
April 15, 2021
Are the Olympics cancelled? Japan official's comments sow doubts
TOKYO (Reuters) – A senior Japanese ruling party official said on Thursday that cancelling this year’s Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire, dropping a bomb on a hot-button issue and sending social media into a frenzy.
April 11, 2021
Japan's Matsuyama in control of Masters, leads by four shots
AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) – Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama stormed home in style to put himself in position to become the first Asian golfer to win the Masters as he held a four-shot lead after the rain-interrupted third round at Augusta National on Saturday.
April 9, 2021
Olympics: Diving, artistic swimming qualifiers to go ahead in Japan - Kyodo
TOKYO (Reuters) - Diving and artistic swimming qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will go ahead in Japan, Kyodo news reported on Friday, just days after both test events looked to have been cancelled by the sport’s world governing body (FINA).
April 8, 2021
Japan looking into prioritising vaccine for Olympic athletes: report
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government is thinking of prioritising COVID-19 vaccines for athletes taking part in the Olympics and Paralympics, which start at the end of July, Kyodo news agency said.
March 25, 2021
North Korea missile launch tests Biden administration, Japan Olympics
SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the sea near Japan on Thursday, Japan’s prime minister said, fueling tension ahead of the Tokyo Olympics and ramping up pressure on the Biden administration as it finalises its North Korea policy.
March 24, 2021
Japan state-funded hotel deal pays rent to Myanmar defence ministry
TOKYO (Reuters) - A consortium of private Japanese firms and a Japanese state entity paid rent on a multi-million dollar hotel and office development that ultimately went to Myanmar’s defence ministry, six company and government officials told Reuters.