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Ami Miyazaki

Olympics must go ahead next year as symbol of overcoming COVID-19, Tokyo governor says

13 Jul 2020

TOKYO Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, often floated as a future Japanese premier, said on Monday the Olympics must go ahead next year as a symbol of world unity in overcoming the novel coronavirus, even as her city grapples with stubborn spikes in cases.

As Japan re-opens, a hospital grapples with coronavirus aftermath

01 Jul 2020

YOKOHAMA Doctors in white coats and blue scrubs sat around a conference room table in June, looking up at a colourful slide projected on the wall.  | Video

EXCLUSIVE-Japan businessman paid $8.2 mln by Tokyo Olympics bid lobbied figure at center of French corruption probe

31 Mar 2020

By Antoni Slodkowski, Nathan Layne, Mari Saito and Ami Miyazaki

As Games face coronavirus risk, Tokyo flags chief hoists standard for perfection

19 Mar 2020

TOKYO At 79, Tadamasa Fukiura has never lost his boyhood love of flags. But now the man in charge of supplying more than 10,000 of them for Tokyo's 2020 Olympics has a flag obsession of a different stripe - whether the Games will go ahead.

Tokyo Olympics chief attended meeting with official who now has coronavirus

19 Mar 2020

TOKYO Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori attended a meeting on March 10 that included the deputy head of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) who tested positive for the new coronavirus this week, officials said.

Tokyo Olympics chief attended meeting with official who now has coronavirus

19 Mar 2020

TOKYO Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori attended a meeting on March 10 that included the deputy head of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) who tested positive for the new coronavirus this week, officials said.

Exclusive: Tokyo has no 'Plan B' for Games despite coronavirus

29 Feb 2020

TOKYO Tokyo has no Plan B for this year's Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under five months before the event, a senior official said on Friday. | Video

REFILE-OLYMPICS-EXCLUSIVE - Tokyo has no 'Plan B' for Games despite coronavirus

28 Feb 2020

TOKYO, Feb 28 Tokyo has no Plan B for this year's Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under five months before the event, a senior official said on Friday.

Casino operators woo wary Japanese public after bribery scandal

29 Jan 2020

YOKOHAMA, Japan Global casino operators sought to win over a wary Japanese public at an exhibition on Wednesday in the city of Yokohama, after the arrest of a ruling party lawmaker on suspicion of taking bribes has stirred up opposition to the industry.

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