Naomi Osaka opens up on mental health issues

The highest-paid female athlete in the world, tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, decided to leave the French Open at the end of May citing her battle with depression and anxiety. Her withdrawal from the tournament created a media frenzy, and divided journalists and fans. But it has also started a conversation about athletes and mental health that … Continue reading Naomi Osaka opens up on mental health issues

Tokyo Olympics: Media coverage of games will be closely monitored

Media covering the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be closely monitored to ensure they do not leave pre-registered areas such as hotels and sports venues, Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday. Dimitri Isler of Switzerland trains for the men's aerials during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. REUTERS/Mike Blake She spoke of … Continue reading Tokyo Olympics: Media coverage of games will be closely monitored

Japan to improve speed of vaccination, reduce number of Olympic staff and visitors

Japan plans to finish vaccinating all citizens who have applied for shots by October-November, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said during a debate between party leaders on Wednesday. Respect is a language everyone understands in Japan The debate was the first since June 2019, with Suga facing off against Yukio Edano, leader of the main opposition … Continue reading Japan to improve speed of vaccination, reduce number of Olympic staff and visitors

USA baseball team ready for Tokyo Olympics

Team USA clinched a berth in the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-2 win Saturday night against Venezuela in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The team, a mix of major league free agents and notable prospects managed by Mike Scioscia, finished 4-0 to win the Americas qualifying tournament. The U.S. will compete against host Japan, Israel, Mexico … Continue reading USA baseball team ready for Tokyo Olympics

Most Japanese firms want the Tokyo Olympics delayed

Nearly 70 percent of Japanese firms polled in a new survey have said they are in favor of cancelling or delaying the Tokyo Olympics over concerns they could cause coronavirus cases to spike and further strain the country's already burdened medical system. "There's no way that the Olympics can go ahead under the current circumstances," … Continue reading Most Japanese firms want the Tokyo Olympics delayed

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Tokyo 2020 chief says coronavirus won’t stop the Olympics

The pandemic-postponed Olympics will go ahead this summer "however the coronavirus evolves", Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said Tuesday, brushing aside doubts about the event. "We'll certainly go ahead however the coronavirus (pandemic) evolves," he told a meeting of Olympic organisers and members of Japan's ruling party in Tokyo. "We must go beyond discussion about … Continue reading Tokyo 2020 chief says coronavirus won’t stop the Olympics

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Tokyo residents advised to stay home as coronavirus toll rises

Tokyo's governor on Wednesday urged residents of the Japanese capital to stay at home during an upcoming four-day holiday weekend, as the number of new local COVID-19 cases surged. The city is on its highest coronavirus alert level, with experts warning infections appear to be spreading rapidly and widely. "The infections are spreading not only … Continue reading Tokyo residents advised to stay home as coronavirus toll rises

COVID-19 Update: Shinzo Abe to declare state of emergency in Japan

Japan is to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the coronavirus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday, with the government preparing a stimulus package to soften the economic blow. "We hope to declare a state of emergency as early as … Continue reading COVID-19 Update: Shinzo Abe to declare state of emergency in Japan

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Japan considering use of HIV Treatment for Coronavirus

Japan is aiming to start trials soon using an HIV treatment for the coronavirus, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Tuesday. “We’re currently preparing to start clinical trials using HIV medication on the novel coronavirus,” Suga, the government’s top spokesman, said at a daily press briefing. He added that he could not comment on … Continue reading Japan considering use of HIV Treatment for Coronavirus

Deadly typhoon kills dozens in Japan

Japan sent tens of thousands of troops and rescue workers on Sunday to save stranded residents and fight floods caused by one of the worst typhoons to hit the country in recent history, which killed 23 people and briefly paralyzed Tokyo. There were also 16 people missing, public broadcaster NHK said, as Typhoon Hagibis left … Continue reading Deadly typhoon kills dozens in Japan