UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 09:50 AM IST
Japan's Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Aichi, Gifu and Fukuoka prefectures will all see their emergency coronavirus measures lifted as infections have declined significantly across the country since peaking in early January after a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic had swept the nation
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 04:33 PM IST
Only a dozen people took part in the annual event at Teppou-zu Inari Shrine, scaled down this year due to the health crisis, compared to over a hundred in early 2020.
By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | TOKYO
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:26 PM IST
Head cheerleader Kumi Asazuma said the group had been performing for more than 10 years to help energise morning commuters.
By Agencies | Tokyo/Sao Paolo
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:57 AM IST
With just a tenth of the world’s population, Europe remains the worst-affected region, with nearly 30% of global cases and deaths.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 01:10 PM IST
Japan is set to declare an emergency as early as Thursday in Tokyo and three surrounding areas, with relatively narrow restrictions focused on reducing infections at bars and restaurants.
By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Tokyo
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:14 PM IST
New cases in Tokyo surged to 1,278 on Tuesday, the second highest daily total since the pandemic began, with the national daily tally reaching a record 4,670, public broadcaster NHK reported.
By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 10:49 AM IST
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will make the request in a meeting with Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who coordinates government measures to fight the pandemic, the Nikkei newspaper said, citing multiple sources.
By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:16 PM IST
After a break of 11 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, federations are anxious to hold competitions to help athletes prepare for the Tokyo Olympics.
By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 03:59 PM IST
The Olympics were due to be held this year in Tokyo but were postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:18 PM IST
The four members of the Quad have stepped up their efforts to ensure security across the Indo-Pacific and to build alternative and resilient supply chains against the backdrop of China’s increasingly assertive actions across the region.
By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Tokyo
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 10:44 AM IST
The number of positive cases in Tokyo hit a daily record of 678 cases on Wednesday, and the city a month ago raised its coronavirus alert for new infections.
By Reuters | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:04 PM IST
The Japanese Prime Minister said that the travel campaign will be suspended nationwide around New Year to contain Covid-19.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 08:35 PM IST
Taihei Kobayashi has gone from sleeping on the streets of Tokyo to heading a technology startup whose market value topped $1 billion.
By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Started in 1999, the Christmas show has taken place almost every year at the Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo, Japan.
By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 11:17 PM IST
The male calf was shown to the public on Tuesday for the first time since his birth at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoological Gardens.
By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Tokyo
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 04:21 PM IST
Japan aims to allow “large-scale” numbers of overseas visitors to attend next year’s Tokyo Olympics without mandatory vaccinations or quarantine provided they submit negative Covid-19 test results and download tracking apps.
By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 08:36 PM IST
Tokyo Mask Land, which opened Tuesday for a month in an office building in Yokohama, also has a mask bar and is offering mask-making workshops to draw visitors.
By Associated Press | Tokyo
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 01:06 PM IST
The reported cost of the delay because of the pandemic is in line with repeated estimates of between $2 billion and $3 billion in Japan over the last several months.
By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hong Kong
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 03:09 PM IST
With at least three inoculations in the pipeline and possibly rolled out within weeks, the general mood on trading floors is upbeat for 2021, but a fresh batch of data out of the US underlined the immediate impact of the disease and the long road ahead for economies.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Luxury stores are still putting forth their best socially-distanced effort. They’re filling windows with Christmas displays in a bid to salvage a crucial holiday season after Covid-19 wreaked havoc .
By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Tokyo [Japan]
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 12:37 PM IST
As per a new study, nature around one’s home may help mitigate some of the negative mental health effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 03:14 PM IST
The visit comes amid growing concerns stemming from China’s increasing influence in the region.
By Agencies | Tokyo/Washington
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 02:41 AM IST
New York City to shut schools as NY state sees most US deaths, at 34,000; Japan’s capital alarmed over 500 single-day cases.
By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 08:47 PM IST
Japan has controlled the virus reasonably well with about 1,900 deaths attributed to COVID-19. But almost 500 new cases were reported Wednesday in Tokyo, and more than 2,000 around the country.
By Associated Press | TOKYO
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 03:53 PM IST
“We want to convince as many foreign participants as possible to accept a vaccine,” he said repeatedly on Monday, his first of two days in Tokyo lining up support for the Games and holding news conferences
By Associated Press | TOKYO
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 12:14 PM IST
Bach has two days of non-stop meetings and photo opportunities with politicians and organizers in Tokyo, aimed at persuading the Japanese public that it’s safe to hold the Olympics during a pandemic.
By Reuters | TOKYO
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 04:36 PM IST
The one-off friendly event was seen as a crucial trial run for having international athletes travel to and compete in Japan during the Olympics, which will bring more than 11,000 athletes to Tokyo next July. A few international matches have been held recently, but remain rare.
By Nishad Neelambaran | HT Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 01:53 PM IST
The 24-year-old boxer refuses any such rumours and clears the air by stating that she respects the senior boxer and wishes that she wins a gold medal at the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics
By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Beijing
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 03:09 PM IST
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said, the world’s second-largest economy grew 0.7% in the first nine months from a year earlier.
By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Tokyo
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 02:36 PM IST
Sexual minority groups and human rights activists launched a petition on Thursday calling for an LGBT equality law in Japan in hopes that it can be enacted next year.