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Tokyo Games: Officials say cancelation, no fans still option

Two top officials of Japan's ruling LDP party on Thursday (April 15) said radical changes could be coming to the Tokyo Olympics. One went as far to suggest they still could be canceled, and the ot...

Asian shares mixed as investors await progress on stimulus

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Monday, with Japan's benchmark rising but others slipping, amid some hopes for a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic with the global rollout of vaccines. ...

Asian shares mixed as investors await progress on stimulus

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed on Monday as hopes for a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic with the global rollout of vaccines were countered by worries about inflation and continuing econom...

Japan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive amid Olympic worries

TOKYO (AP) — Months after other major economies, Japan began giving the first coronavirus vaccines to front-line health workers Wednesday. Many are wondering if the campaign will reach enough people, ...

EXPLAINER: Japan begins vaccination drive, but why so late?

TOKYO (AP) — Japan rolls out its COVID-19 vaccination campaign Wednesday after the government gave belated first approval to a shot co-developed by Pfizer Inc. that the U.S. and many other countries s...

Japan starts COVID vaccination program

The rollout of a cautious vaccination program began in Japan on Wednesday, just over five months before the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. While the country has started its vaccination program relatively late ...

Japan minister says supply will determine vaccine progress

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will inoculate a group of health workers on Wednesday as it belatedly begins a massive coronavirus vaccination drive, with progress depending on the availability of vaccine supplies...

Japan concerned over EU COVID-19 vaccine supply uncertainty

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is concerned about delays in the distribution of European-made coronavirus vaccines, an official said Tuesday, as it struggles to obtain enough doses to allow it to host the Olympic...

Japan extends emergency amid vaccine, Olympic uncertainty

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Tuesday that it is extending a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and nine other areas through March 7. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s announcement...

The Latest: Europe regulator: No new vaccine side effects

AMSTERDAM — The European Medicines Agency says no new side effects linked to the coronavirus vaccine made by BioNTech and Pfizer were identified in the regulator’s first safety update on COVID-19 vacc...

Asia Today: Sri Lanka vaccinates 1st health workers, troops

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Friday began inoculating frontline health workers, military troops and police officers against COVID-19 amid warnings about infections among medical workers. ...

Tokyo Olympics Q&A: 6 months out and murmurs of cancellation

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are to open in six months on July 23. Interestingly, Tokyo organizers have no public program planned to mark the milestone. There is too much uncertainty for that right...

Japan minister says "anything can happen" with Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese cabinet minister Taro Kono has said “anything can happen” in regard to the postponed Tokyo Olympics, raising more doubts about the games scheduled to begin in just over six month...

Japan to produce new fighter jet suited for incidents in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government recently carried out an administrative review during which it revealed its plan to design and produce a new fighter jet capable of responding to th...

Japan orders military pilots to report UFO sightings

Japan's Self-Defense Forces have been issued with new protocols for what they should do when encountering an unidentified flying object (UFO) that could potentially pose a threat to national secu...