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Japan set to end Tokyo’s state of emergency

Japan is set to remove a coronavirus state of emergency from Tokyo and four other prefectures on Monday, allowing businesses to gradually resume. Economy Minister...

Postponement of Tokyo Games will cost the IOC at least $800m

The International Olympic Committee is braced for a financial hit of 800 million US dollars as a consequence of the decision to delay the...

Tokyo Olympics postponement will cost IOC ‘several hundred million dollars’

The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games means the International Olympic Committee will have to shoulder “several hundred million dollars” of costs, its president...

Tokyo’s Olympic village could be used as coronavirus hospital

The Athletes Village being built for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for cornoavirus patients. Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike has been...

Sumo fans excluded as Japanese sport hit by coronavirus spread

Japanese sumo wrestling is the latest sport to be affected by fears over the new coronavirus outbreak. On Sunday, national broadcaster NHK reported that officials...

Tokyo Olympic organisers playing down cancellation rumours

Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics are trying to shoot down rumours that this year’s Games might be cancelled or postponed because of the spread...

Heavy rain and winds lash Tokyo as strong typhoon approaches

Heavy rain and strong winds have pounded Tokyo as a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades approached landfall. Typhoon Hagibis, closing in...

South Korea asks IOC to ban Japan’s ‘rising sun’ flag at Tokyo Olympics

South Korea has formally asked the International Olympic Committee to ban the Japanese “rising sun” flag at next year’s Tokyo Games, calling it a...

One person killed and almost one million power failures after Typhoon Faxai hits Tokyo

A typhoon blew across the Tokyo metropolitan area on Monday morning, killing one person and causing dozens of injuries, while disrupting rush-hour travel and...

Donald Trump arrives in Tokyo for state visit

US President Donald Trump sought to tackle the US-Japan trade imbalance as he kicked off a state visit to the country. Speaking at a reception...

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Belarus opposition to make list of police officers accused of abuse

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Two killed as car ploughs into pedestrian zone in German city

Two people were killed and several injured in the southwestern German city of Trier when a car drove into a pedestrian zone, police said. Trier...

Unemployment falls in Germany despite partial coronavirus shutdown

Germany’s unemployment rate dipped in November despite a partial shutdown introduced to halt a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, official data showed. However, estimates suggest...
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