Flame arrival faces rising tension Tokyo Olympics be delayed

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame from Greece is set to arrive in Japan even as the opening of the the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices suggesting the event should to be postponed ...

Olympic torch relay began in 1936 at Hitler's Berlin Games

TOKYO (AP) — The torch relay was not always a fixture of the modern Olympics, which began in 1896. The relay tradition started at Adolph Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics — the Games of ...

Tokyo Olympic gymnastic test canceled; torch arrives Friday

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers on Wednesday said a test event in gymnastics set for April 4-5 has been canceled. Organizers say the Japan Gymnastics Association called off th...

Olympic torch relay goes on; Tokyo seeks crowd 'restraint'

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are pushing ahead with the Japanese leg of the torch relay despite the threat of the spreading coronavirus. The Olympic flame, which is due to a...

Abe could be big loser if Tokyo Olympics canceled, postponed

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might be the biggest loser if the Tokyo Olympics don't go off as planned in just over four months. Abe has attached himself to the suc...

Japan nuke reactor taken offline due to delayed safety steps

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of a nuclear power plant in southern Japan was forced to shut down one of its reactors Monday because of a failure to meet the deadline for adding anti-terror safety facility...

Q&A: Will WHOs 'pandemic' ruling impact the Tokyo Olympics?

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike spoke Thursday after the World Health Organization labeled the spreading virus a “pandemic," a decision almost certain to affect the Tokyo Olympics. ...

Japan-Australia softball game to open Olympics

The softball team of host Japan is scheduled to play the first game of the Olympics when it meets Australia on July 22 at Fukushima, about 180 miles northeast of Tokyo. The top-ranke...

Japan-Australia softball game to open Olympics

The softball team of host Japan is scheduled to play the first game of the Olympics when it meets Australia on July 22 at Fukushima, about 180 miles northeast of Tokyo. The top-ranke...

Tsai offers condolences to victims of Great East Japan Earthquake on anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the ninth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, which killed thousands of people and destroyed millions of houses in the East Asian nation in 2011, Taiwanese...

Taiwanese students fight Wuhan virus with robotic Lego alcohol sprayer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese students at an elementary school in southern Taiwan have gained worldwide media attention after they created a Lego robot that dispenses disinfectant to fight of...

Japan marks tsunami anniversary, no govt memorial amid virus

TOKYO (AP) — Some residents along the Japanese northern coast stood on roadsides overlooking the sea, offering silent prayers for their loved ones lost in a massive earthquake and tsunami nine years a...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 11, the 71st day of 2020. There are 295 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 1...

Safety of Fukushima waste water focus of sea release debate

OKUMA, Japan (AP) — Inside a giant decontamination facility at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant, workers in hazmat suits monitor radioactive water pumped from three damaged reactors, making...

Virus postpones opening of Japanese pro baseball season

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials postponed the start of the 12-team professional baseball league season on Monday because of the spread of the coronavirus. The season was to open on M...