Most in Japan 'interested in Olympics' but don't want them to happen: Yomiuri poll
March 3, 2021
TOKYO (Reuters) - An overwhelming majority of Japanese said they were “interested in the Olympics”, although 58% said they did not want them to be held this year because of fears over COVID-19, a Yomiuri daily poll showed on Wednesday.
March 1, 2021
South Korean tech firms shake up Japan's storied manga industry
TOKYO (Reuters) - Two South Korean technology companies are borrowing from mobile gaming to shake up - and dominate - Japan’s storied manga industry, a plot twist that has expanded the comics’ fanbase to a new generation of readers.
February 28, 2021
Japan's Mizuho suffers problems at ATMs, preventing use of some services
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Mizuho Bank is suffering problems at its ATMs, preventing customers from accessing some services, the lender said on its website on Sunday.
February 24, 2021
Japan regions push to end state of emergency as COVID-19 cases fall
TOKYO (Reuters) - Regional Japanese governments have requested emergency pandemic measures be lifted ahead of the March 7 scheduled end as new COVID-19 cases trend lower, the country’s economy minister said, adding the government will seek expert views before agreeing.
February 18, 2021
Japan Olympics Minister Hashimoto to accept role as head of Tokyo 2020: Kyodo
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto intends to accept the job of head of Tokyo 2020, the organising committee for the games in Japan, Kyodo news agency said on Thursday, replacing Yoshiro Mori, who resigned after making sexist remarks.
February 14, 2021
Japan quake brings back memories of deadly 2011 tsunami
IWAKI, Japan (Reuters) – The stench of alcohol filled the small bar on Sunday as Aoi Hoshino swept up glass from whiskey bottles smashed in a strong earthquake the night before, one appearing to be an aftershock from a devastating quake that hit the Fukushima area in 2011.
February 2, 2021
Olympics: Undaunted by pandemic, South Sudan athletes in Japan fix eyes on the prize
MAEBASHI, Japan (Reuters) - After the coronavirus forced a delay in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, athletes from South Sudan who are training in Japan seized the opportunity for more practice, which they have vowed to keep up, despite mounting uncertainty over this year’s event.