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Japan to declare emergency for Tokyo area amid winter wave of COVID-19

Japan will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures on Thursday (Jan. 7) as record numbers of new cases of COVID-19 strain the country’s healthcare system. The me...

NHK WORLD-JAPAN to explore Mega-Tsunami

10 years after: First-hand footage, insights, eyewitness reports TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 5 January 2021 - NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the 24-hour international English-language TV channel from Japan's pu...

Tick-Tock: The Tokyo Olympics hit the 200-days-to-go mark

TOKYO (AP) — Tick-Tock-Tick. The countdown clock for the postponed Tokyo Olympics hit 200 days to go on Monday. Tick-Tock-Tick. Also on Monday, Ja...

Chinese vessels sailed near Diaoyutai Islands on 333 days in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Government vessels from China reportedly came within 24 nautical miles (44.4 kilometers) of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands on 333 days last year, including one eight-day s...

Official costs of Tokyo Olympics up by 22% to $15.4 billion

TOKYO (AP) — The official cost of the postponed Tokyo Olympics has increased by 22%, the local organizing committee said Tuesday in unveiling its new budget. In an on-line news confe...

Tokyo Olympics Q&A: Costs, IOC, COVID-19, and vaccinations

TOKYO (AP) — Much of the focus on the Tokyo Olympics has been on the unprecedented postponement because of the pandemic, and how the Olympics can be held in seven months. The focus l...

Japan: Heavy snowfall leaves thousands stranded

Around 1,000 cars have been stranded in a snowstorm in Japan, according to local media. The vehicles were stuck on the Kan-Etsu Expressway between Tsukiyono town and Yuzawa town, north of Tokyo, Kyodo...

Japan 'Twitter killer' sentenced to death for serial murders

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death for killing and dismembering nine people, most of whom had posted suicidal thoughts on social media, in a case that shocked the countr...

Japan: 'Twitter killer' sentenced to death for murdering 9 people

Judges in Toyko sentenced a Japanese man, dubbed the "Twitter killer," to death on Tuesday for murdering and dismembering nine people after meeting them on the social media network. Police ...

Taiwan’s heavy fine for migrant worker who broke quarantine sparks controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The heavy fine of NT$100,000 (US$3,500) imposed on a Filipino worker in Taiwan who stepped out of his room in a quarantine hotel for only eight seconds has attracted signi...

Brightly burning meteor seen across wide areas of Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A brightly burning meteor was seen plunging from the sky in wide areas of Japan, capturing attention on television and social media. The meteor glowed strongly as it ra...

Tokyo Games won't confirm added costs reported at $3 billion

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the delayed Tokyo Olympics have declined to confirm widely circulated reports in Japan that the costs of the one-year postponement will be about $3 billion. ...

Japan's Kaori Sakamoto wins NHK Trophy in near-perfect skate

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Kaori Sakamoto produced a near-flawless free skate on Saturday to win the women's NHK Trophy, the final event of the figure skating Grand Prix series. Skating to ...

Sakamoto dominates women's short program at NHK Trophy

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Kaori Sakamoto dominated the women’s short program Friday at the NHK Trophy, the final event of a figure skating Grand Prix series that has been shortened because of the coronaviru...

List 3/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

GYMNASTICS Artistic World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, from Feb. 20-23: China team withdrew. All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee on March 7: Russia team withdrew. ...