Olympic swim venue ready and now comes hard part: COVID-19

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo opened its new Olympic swimming venue on Saturday, and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike pointed out that it was finished eight months ago, just weeks before the Tokyo Olympics were postp...

Coe supports athletes' right to take knee on Olympic podium

TOKYO (AP) — Sebastian Coe stood at the edge of the track at Tokyo's new National Stadium on Thursday. Dressed in a blue suit and speaking in a light drizzle, he repeated his support for the right of ...

Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection

TOKYO (AP) — News of the infection of the most powerful man in the world with the most notorious disease in the world drew instant reactions of shock, sympathy, undisguised glee and, of course, the ev...

Storm heads to Tokyo area, residents urged to prepare early

TOKYO (AP) — A tropical storm in the Pacific Ocean is slowly approaching the Tokyo region Wednesday, and officials are urging residents to take precautions early from expected heavy rain and gusts. ...

Japan PM Shinzo Abe says he's resigning for health reasons

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, said Friday he intends to step down because a chronic health problem has resurfaced. He told reporters that it was “gut...

Tokyo governor tearful when paying respects to late Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike was overwhelmed on Wednesday (Aug. 5) when she paid tribute to former Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) at a Taiwan Economic and Cultural Rep...

World leaders send condolences after passing of former Taiwan president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leaders in countries friendly to Taiwan have expressed their condolences on the passing of former President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝), who died on Thursday (July 30) at the age o...

Heat! What heat? Tokyo Olympics would have been on cool side

TOKYO (AP) — Friday would have been Day 7 of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics — almost the halfway point. The focus has shifted to how — or if — the Olympics will happen next year. ...

Asia Today: Rules return in Hong Kong, India, ease in China

HONG KONG (AP) — Renewed restrictions took effect in Hong Kong on Wednesday, with restaurants limited to takeout after 6 p.m., as the Asian financial center battles a resurgence of the coronavir...

Rules once lifted are reimposed to try to curb new outbreaks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Virus restrictions once lifted are being reimposed, shutting businesses and curbing people's social lives as communities try to curb a disease resurgence before it spins out...

Japan: Will Tokyo governor's reelection spur ambitions?

Yuriko Koike remains the most powerful female politician in Japan. Though she ran as an independent candidate without any party backing in Sunday's gubernatorial election, she won more than 60% of...

Tokyo Olympics seek COVID-19 defenses, but what exactly?

TOKYO (AP) — As the president of the Tokyo Olympics, Yoshiro Mori knows that experts will have to come up with defenses against COVID-19 for the the postponed games to open a year from now. ...

Tokyo governor, Abe say they'll cooperate on virus, Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s governor and her political rival, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, agreed Monday to cooperate on handling the coronavirus outbreak to safely hold the Olympics next year. ...

Japan's 'most powerful' woman wins second term as Tokyo governor

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Sunday was re-elected for a second term to lead the Japanese capital, despite a recent surge of coronavirus infections that has sparked concerns of a second wave. In he...

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says she has secured her second term as head of the Japanese capital

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike says she has secured her second term as head of the Japanese capital.