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Covid-19 staff cluster in Olympic hotel hosting Brazilian delegation

Covid-19 staff cluster in Olympic hotel hosting Brazilian delegation

A coronavirus cluster has been detected at a Japanese hotel where dozens of Brazilian Olympic team members are staying, officials said on Wednesday, raising concerns of Covid-19 infections spreading between locals and Olympic staff and athletes.

Tokyo Olympics chief quits, apologises again over remarks

Tokyo Olympics chief quits, apologises again over remarks

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori resigned on Friday and apologised again for remarks that sparked a global outcry, leaving the troubled Olympics searching for a chief five months from the opening ceremony.

Tokyo Olympics organisers say cancellation report 'fake news'

Tokyo Olympics organisers say cancellation report 'fake news'

Tokyo Olympics organisers played down a poll showing plunging support for the Games on Tuesday and said a report claiming cancellation could be discussed next month was ‘fake news’.

Tokyo reports record daily virus cases, outbreak locks down Australia

Tokyo reports record daily virus cases, outbreak locks down Australia

Daily coronavirus cases in Tokyo and South Korea hit fresh highs on Wednesday, as pollution-cloaked New Delhi struggled with rising cases and Australia reported a highly contagious virus strain ...

Tokyo lowers alert level as coronavirus fears ease

Tokyo lowers alert level as coronavirus fears ease

Tokyo's government today dropped its coronavirus alert by one notch from the highest level as cases continue to trend down, opening the path for a loosening of restrictions on night-time activity.

Japan lifts Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes fresh stimulus

Japan lifts Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes fresh stimulus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency for Tokyo and four remaining areas on Monday after the number of infections fell across the country ...

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-August 8, 2021

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-August 8, 2021

The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been rescheduled for July 23-August 8, 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Japanese organisers said on Monday.

Tokyo confirms 68 new coronavirus cases, record daily rise

Tokyo confirms 68 new coronavirus cases, record daily rise

Tokyo has confirmed 68 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday, as the Japanese capital scrambles to prevent a jump in infections.

Tokyo says Games deal allows postponement within 2020 as IOC stalls

Tokyo says Games deal allows postponement within 2020 as IOC stalls

Japan's Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday that the contract allows for the Tokyo Games to be postponed within 2020 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

Tokyo 2020 organisers are putting the final touches to preparations less than six months out from the start of the Olympics but the area they are most concerned about remains readiness ...

Japan imperial couple rides through Tokyo in grand enthronement parade

Japan imperial couple rides through Tokyo in grand enthronement parade

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako rode through central Tokyo on Sunday in a motorcade to mark this year's imperial succession as well-wishers waved national flags...

Woman killed as strong typhoon lashes Tokyo area, cutting power and transport

Woman killed as strong typhoon lashes Tokyo area, cutting power and transport

One of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in recent years hit just east of Tokyo on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain ...