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The threat of Japan's hospital system collapsing amid surging coronavirus cases forces Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to expand a state of emergency so it covers about 55 per cent of the country.The threat of Japan's hospital system collapsing amid surging coronavirus cases forces Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to expand a state of emergency so it covers about 55 per cent of the country.

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Olympic officials are confident the rescheduled Games will go ahead this year but, less than six months out, questions remain as to how they will pull it off.Olympic officials are confident the rescheduled Games will go ahead this year but, less than six months out, questions remain as to how they will pull it off.

The president of the Tokyo Olympic organising committee has had to reassure the public.The president of the Tokyo Olympic organising committee has had to reassure the public.

Tokyo Olympics: Poll finds alarming number of Japanese people want Olympics called off - NZ Herald

Emergency measures expanded to cover more than half of Japan’s populationEmergency measures expanded to cover more than half of Japan’s population

Tokyo's Covid outbreak adds to doubts over hosting Olympic Games | Japan | The Guardian

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."Yoshihide SuCollapse in support for Japan's Prime Minister has been as abrupt as it is deserved

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An expansion of Japan's latest state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic into three western prefectures is likely to decrease the country's economy by 2.1 trillion yen ($20.1 billion), or 0.4 percent of annual gross domestic product, according to an economist.An expansion of Japan's latest state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic into three western prefectures is likely to decrease the country's economy by 2.1 trillion yen ($20.1 billion), or 0.4 percent of annual gross domestic product, according to an economist.

Expanded emergency to shrink Japan's GDP by 2.1 tril. yen: estimate

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on Tuesday agreed on the need to distribute coronavirus vaccines to developing countries in order to ensure the safety of this summer's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, according to a person who sat in on their phone talks. Gates called on Suga…

Suga, Bill Gates agree vaccines key for Tokyo Olympics - Japan Today

Japan is expanding a coronavirus state of emergency to seven more prefectures, affecting more than half the population as infections spread across the countryJapan is expanding a coronavirus state of emergency to seven more prefectures, affecting more than half the population as infections spread across the country

TOKYO: Japan’s government is continuing with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer as planned, following a postponement because of the coronavirus pandemic, chief cabinet secretary Katsunobu Kato said on Wednesday. Japan has repeatedly insisted it will hold the Games despite opinion polls showing a majority of respondents want them postponed again or canceled.TOKYO: Japan’s government is continuing with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer as planned, following a postponement because of the coronavirus pandemic, chief cabinet secretary

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The move comes after the governors of Osaka, Kyoto and other hard-hit prefectures requested the government issue the emergency state, which gives local authorities the legal basis to place restrictions on residents movements and businesses.The move comes after the governors of Osaka, Kyoto and other hard-hit prefectures requested the government issue the emergency state, which gives local authorities the legal basis to place restrictions on residents' movements and businesses.

Japan set to expand state of emergency, public cools to Olympics - World - The Jakarta Post

The world’s largest sporting event is scheduled amid a pandemic that will be far from over on July 23. Is Japan's capital really ready?It is Tokyo’s fate to stage the world’s largest sporting event a year later than planned, at a time of global economic uncertainty and amid a pandemic that will be far from over on July 23. Is it really ready?

Can Tokyo Safely Host the 2021 Olympics in the Age of COVID? | Time

‘All I can say is that we will go ahead with our preparations,’ says head of Tokyo Olympic organizing committee - Anadolu Agency‘All I can say is that we will go ahead with our preparations,’ says head of Tokyo Olympic organizing committee - Anadolu Agency

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Japan will suspend the entry of all non-resident foreign nationals into the country as part of its efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.Japan will suspend the entry of all non-resident foreign nationals into the country as part of its efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Wednesday.

Japan to halt entry of all non-resident foreign nationals

Yoshiro Mori says his Tokyo Olympic organising committee will ‘go ahead with preparations’ but face ‘very difficult decision’ regarding overseas fans.Yoshiro Mori says his Tokyo Olympic organising committee will ‘go ahead with preparations’ but face ‘very difficult decision’ regarding overseas fans.

The head of Japanese beverage group Suntory Holdings, who is also a government adviser, said he was uncertain whether Japan can host the Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic, and that the decision would likely be made by end-March.The head of Japanese beverage group Suntory Holdings, who is also a government adviser, said he was uncertain whether Japan can host the Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic, and that the decision would likely be made by end-March.

Suntory CEO not certain Japan can hold Olympics, should know by end-March | Reuters

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To cancel or not?: IOC, Japan press ahead with Tokyo Games | 2021/01/13To cancel or not?: IOC, Japan press ahead with Tokyo Games

To cancel or not?: IOC, Japan press ahead with Tokyo Games | Taiwan News | 2021/01/13

Four-time Olympic champion Sir Matthew Pinsent has suggested moving the Tokyo Olympics to 2024 after claiming it would be "ludicrous" to stage the Games in 2021 against the backdrop of a global health crisis.Four-time Olympic champion Sir Matthew Pinsent has suggested moving the Tokyo Olympics to 2024 after claiming it would be "ludicrous" to stage the Games in 2021 against the backdrop of a global health crisis.

Pinsent calls for Tokyo Olympics to be delayed until 2024 in Games reshuffle

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The head of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori, may be the captain of a sinking ship. If we've learned anything in the past year, it'sThe head of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori, may be the captain of a sinking ship. If we've learned anything in the past year, it's

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Japan Adds 7 Prefectures to COVID-19 State of Emergency - News - Anime News Network

Economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura made the request after the three-day weekend saw no change in the number of people venturing out.Economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura made the request after the three-day weekend saw no change in the number of people venturing out.

Avoid nonessential outings in daytime, Japan virus response chief says | The Japan Times

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Tokyo Olympics chief declares, ‘Final decision on fans entry in February'

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan will suspend the entry of all nonresident foreign nationals into the country as part of its efforts to curb the spread of the nTOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan will suspend the entry of all nonresident foreign nationals into the country as part of its efforts to curb the spread of the n

Japan to restrict entry of all nonresident foreign nationals - The Mainichi

Government has issued cheques totalling $100,000 to four of the territory’s top senior athletes to assist with their journey to the Olympic Games whichGovernment has issued cheques totalling $100,000 to four of the territory’s top senior athletes to assist with their journey to the Olympic Games which is set to commence in Tokyo, Japan, in July 2…

Gov’t gives BVI’s 4 Olympic athletes $25K each for Tokyo 2021

Japan has repeatedly insisted it will hold the Games despite opinion polls showing a majority of respondents want them postponed againJapan has repeatedly insisted it will hold the Games despite opinion polls showing a majority of respondents want them postponed again

Japan presses on with Olympics preparations despite surging Covid-19 cases - News | Khaleej Times

Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has declared a state of emergency for seven more prefectures, to curb the spread of the coronavirus.Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has declared a state of emergency for seven more prefectures, to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Suga declares state of emergency for 7 more prefs. | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Rest of World News: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he is considering extending a state of emergency further beyond Tokyo to include Aichi prefecture, home toRest of World News: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he is considering extending a state of emergency further beyond Tokyo to include Aichi prefecture, home to

Japan PM says may widen state of emergency beyond Tokyo as virus surges - Times of India

The People Have Spoken, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Should Not Take Place: Two polls found 80 percent of people in Japan have concerns or doubts about the games, but the IOC has appeared keen to push forward.Two polls found 80 percent of people in Japan have concerns or doubts about the games, but the IOC has appeared keen to push forward.

Tokyo Olympics Should Not or Will Not Happen According to New Poll | HYPEBEAST

The People Have Spoken, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Should Not Take Place: Two polls found 80 percent of people in Japan have concerns or doubts about the games, but the IOC has appeared keen to push forward.Two polls found 80 percent of people in Japan have concerns or doubts about the games, but the IOC has appeared keen to push forward.

Tokyo Olympics Should Not or Will Not Happen According to New Poll | HYPEBEAST

As Japan grapples with a third wave of the coronavirus, a government adviser says a decision would likely be made by March if it can host the OlympicsAs Japan grapples with a third wave of the coronavirus, a government adviser says a decision would likely be made by March if it can host the Olympics

Japan's government is continuing with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer as planned, following a postponement because of the ...Japan's government is continuing with preparations to hold the Tokyo Olympics this summer as planned, following a postponement because of the ...

Japan keeps up preparations for Olympics this summer - CNA

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in seven additional prefectures, including Osaka and Aichi, TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in seven additional prefectures, including Osaka and Aichi,

Japan expands virus emergency beyond Tokyo as cases top 300,000 - The Mainichi

TOKYO — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organising committee has tried to reassure the public that the postponed games will open in six months. Two polls in the last few days show just over 80% of Japanese people surveyed think the...TOKYO — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organising committee has tried to reassure the public that the postponed games will open in six months. Two polls in the last few days show just over 80% of Japanese people surveyed think the...

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The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee tried on Tuesday to reassure the Japanese public that the postponed Games will open in just over six months.The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee tried on Tuesday to reassure the Japanese public that the postponed Games will open in just over six months.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The head of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Tuesday it is TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The head of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Tuesday it is

Tokyo Olympic head says another postponement 'absolutely impossible' - The Mainichi

TOKYO, Jan 13:- The Japanese government said on Wednesday it wants to expand a state of emergency it declared for the Tokyo area last week to seven mo...TOKYO, Jan 13:- The Japanese government said on Wednesday it wants to expand a state of emergency it declared for the Tokyo area last week to seven mo...

Japan set to expand state of emergency

By STEPHEN WADE AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — More than 80% of people in Japan who were surveyed in two polls in the last few days say the Tokyo

80% say Tokyo Olympics should be called off or won’t happen – Examiner Online

On the heels of Tokyo's state of emergency, recent surveys reveal that overall popular support for hosting the Games is waning within the nation of Japan.On the heels of Tokyo's state of emergency, recent surveys reveal that overall popular support for hosting the Games is waning within the nation of Japan.

80% Of Japanese Surveyed Say Olympics Should Be Canceled

The head of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said holding the delayed Games this summer as scThe head of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said holding the delayed Games this summer as sc

Mori sticks to Olympics this summer, saying it’s ‘only option’ : The Asahi Shimbun

Prime Minister Yoshide Suga’s announcement comes less than a week after he declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and three nearby prefectures.Prime Minister Yoshide Suga’s announcement comes less than a week after he declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and three nearby prefectures.

Japan widens Covid-19 emergency for 7 more areas as cases surge | Hindustan Times

As a 3rd wave of COVID-19 infections drives a widening state of emergency, the government is forging ahead with the Summer Games against the will of its people.As a 3rd wave of COVID-19 infections drives a widening state of emergency, the government is forging ahead with the Summer Games against the will of its people.