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Upsets in Olympic pool as Japan, Tunisia strike gold

Japan and Tunisia celebrated shock gold medals on a day of upsets in the Olympic swimming pool on Sunday while Tokyo youngster Yuto Horigome...

‘Purified’ : Japan’s hikers return to Mount Fuji

For a year, the peak of Japan's iconic Mount Fuji has been off-limits because of coronavirus, but now hikers are flocking back to catch the spectacular...

Macron in Tokyo for Olympic opening ceremony

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Tokyo on Friday to attend the opening ceremony of the pandemic-postponed Olympics, which is taking...

Japan ups 2030 renewables goal in draft energy policy

Japan aims to hike its 2030 renewable energy target as part of efforts to slash emissions, according to draft documents released Wednesday, but...

Japan PM denies IOC pressure to hold Olympics : report

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has denied he was pressured by the International Olympic Committee into holding a Games that remains deeply...

Olympics chief admits ‘sleepless nights’ over troubled Tokyo Games

Olympics chief Thomas Bach revealed "doubts" and "sleepless nights" over the postponed Tokyo Games on Tuesday as the opening ceremony nears after...

Tokyo’s real life Paw Patrol keeps crime on short leash

It's a neighbourhood watch with a difference. A clean-nosed crew, sniffing out trouble and keeping the streets safe for school kids: meet the...

Fourth Covid case in Olympic Village as Toyota rules out Games ads

Tokyo's Olympic Village was hit by a fourth coronavirus case on Monday and major sponsor Toyota said it would not run any Games-related TV ads...

Japan court jails US duo over Carlos Ghosn escape

An American father-son duo who helped former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flee Japan were sentenced to jail by a Tokyo court on Monday, one for...

Tokyo organisers insist Olympic Village ‘safe place to stay’

Tokyo Games organisers insisted Monday that the Olympic Village is "a safe place to stay", as fears of a coronavirus cluster emerged just days...

Key dates in the Carlos Ghosn saga

From his shock detention to an audacious escape from Japan, the rollercoaster saga of former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn made headlines around the...

S. Korea summons Japan envoy over Moon ‘masturbating’ comment

South Korea summoned the Japanese ambassador on Saturday over "undiplomatic" remarks about President Moon Jae-in and the possibility of a summit...

First coronavirus case hits Tokyo Olympics Village

Tokyo Olympics organisers revealed the first Covid-19 case in the Games Village on Saturday as they sought to reassure competitors that the pandemic-delayed...

Little fanfare as Tokyo enters Olympic countdown

Tokyo entered the final Olympic countdown on Friday, but there was little fanfare with just one week until the opening ceremony, as virus infections...

Bach says virus rules ‘working’ ahead of Tokyo Games

Olympics chief Thomas Bach said Thursday that Tokyo Games anti-virus rules "are working", as the Japanese capital recorded its highest number...

Athlete tests positive as Tokyo Olympics opening nears

An athlete in Japan and five Olympic workers, mostly contractors, have tested positive for coronavirus, Tokyo 2020 organisers said Thursday,...

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