Japan has gone its own way on the coronavirus pandemic from its beginning, with a delayed response, limited testing and a gentler lockdown. But with cases of COVID-19 nearing 20,000 in the country, public health experts are asking whether Japan’s…
By Grace Lee
Organizers have spoken for weeks about “simplifying” next year's Olympics to save money because of the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
By Stephen Wade, Associated Press
The International Olympic Committee and local organizers say the games are on, but the clock is ticking.
By Stephen Wade, Graham Dunbar, Associated Press
The coronavirus has infected almost 64,000 people globally with almost 1,400 deaths in China, but only one in Japan where fear is rising with so much attention focused on the outbreak.
By Stephen Wade, Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
By Joshua Barajas
It will be months before the world’s best runners, swimmers and gymnasts take their marks at the 2020 Tokyo Games, but you can get a preview of Japan’s artistic approach to promoting the global event now.
By Graham Dunbar, Associated Press
No taking a knee at the Olympics. No hand gestures with political meaning. No disrespect at medal ceremonies.
By Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press
Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she…
By Yuri Kageyama, Jae C. Hong, Associated Press
A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were…
Japan and South Korea, the two most important U.S. allies in northeast Asia, are engaged in an increasingly grave feud. Relations between the two countries took a confrontational turn earlier this summer when Japan announced it would limit exports to…
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