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Japan lifts Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes fresh stimulus

Japan lifts Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes fresh stimulus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a state of emergency for Tokyo and four remaining areas on Monday after the number of infections fell across the country ...

Tokyo says Games deal allows postponement within 2020 as IOC stalls

Tokyo says Games deal allows postponement within 2020 as IOC stalls

Japan's Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday that the contract allows for the Tokyo Games to be postponed within 2020 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

Tokyo 2020 organisers are putting the final touches to preparations less than six months out from the start of the Olympics but the area they are most concerned about remains readiness ...

Japan imperial couple rides through Tokyo in grand enthronement parade

Japan imperial couple rides through Tokyo in grand enthronement parade

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako rode through central Tokyo on Sunday in a motorcade to mark this year's imperial succession as well-wishers waved national flags...

Woman killed as strong typhoon lashes Tokyo area, cutting power and transport

Woman killed as strong typhoon lashes Tokyo area, cutting power and transport

One of the strongest typhoons to hit the Japanese capital in recent years hit just east of Tokyo on Monday, killing one woman, with record-breaking winds and stinging rain ...

Tokyo braces for direct hit from typhoon Faxai

Tokyo braces for direct hit from typhoon Faxai

A strong typhoon that could bring record winds and rain was poised to make a direct hit on Tokyo later Sunday, as authorities warned of high waves, landslides and flooding.

Japan court blocks ex-Nissan boss Ghosn from attending board meeting

Japan court blocks ex-Nissan boss Ghosn from attending board meeting

A Tokyo court rejected ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's request to attend a board meeting this week, broadcaster NHK reported, denying him a seat at the table even as the car maker looks set to bolster an alliance he built over two decades.

2020 Games can be springboard to transform Tokyo: Governor

2020 Games can be springboard to transform Tokyo: Governor

The 2020 Olympics can ‘usher in a new Tokyo’ and, along with this year's Rugby World Cup, leave behind a legacy similar to that of the 1964 Summer Games, the city's Governor Yuriko Koike said on Monday.

Qatar Airways to fly ‘Qsuite’ fitted A350-1000 on Singapore, Tokyo routes

Qatar Airways to fly ‘Qsuite’ fitted A350-1000 on Singapore, Tokyo routes

Qatar Airways will operate the world’s most technologically advanced passenger aircraft – the A350-1000 equipped with the airline’s award-winning 'Qsuite' on its Singapore and Tokyo routes from November 1 and January 1, 2019 respectively.

Typhoon barrels towards flood-hit western Japan

Typhoon barrels towards flood-hit western Japan

Typhoon Jongdari is currently packing winds of nearly 200 kilometres an hour and is forecast to hit the country's main island on Saturday night.

'Unprecedented' Japan heatwave kills 65 in one week

'Unprecedented' Japan heatwave kills 65 in one week

In the week to Sunday at least 65 people died of heat stroke while 22,647 people were hospitalised, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said.

Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings

Record heat broils Japan, prompting warnings

Officials said last week that the heatwave in Japan had killed at least 15 people and forced the hospitalisation of over 12,000 others in the first two weeks of July.