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    ‘Virus could force Olympics cancellation’

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 09:06pm on April 15, 2021

    A senior Japanese politician said cancelling the Tokyo Olympics over the coronavirus remains a possibility on Thursday, as a surge in cases renews concerns about...

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    Japan to release treated Fukushima water into the sea

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:23am on April 14, 2021

    Japan will release more than a million tonnes of treated water from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, the government said Tuesday, triggering...

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    Japan business confidence rebounds to pre-pandemic levels

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:38pm on April 01, 2021

    Major Japanese manufacturers are feeling optimistic for the first time since the pandemic began, a key survey showed on Thursday, marking a further improvement after...

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    Japan man charged over insults after Netflix star’s suicide

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 06:17pm on March 30, 2021

    A man has been charged over online abuse directed at a Japanese star of Netflix reality show ‘Terrace House’ who took her own life last...

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    Overseas fans barred from Tokyo Olympics over virus fears

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 06:20pm on March 20, 2021

    Overseas fans will be banned from this summer's pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics, organisers said Saturday, in a bid to reduce virus risks and convince a sceptical...

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    Bank of Japan holds negative rates

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:56pm on March 19, 2021

    The Bank of Japan on Friday maintained its negative interest rate and tweaked its monetary easing programme as it battles to boost inflation and shore...

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    New embryo models offer hope for research on miscarriages

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:31am on March 18, 2021

    Scientists have generated early-stage human embryo models that could help shed light on the ‘black box’ of initial human development stages and improve research on...

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    World Cup-winning Japan footballer turns down Olympic torch relay

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 06:33pm on March 16, 2021

    World Cup-winning Japanese footballer Nahomi Kawasumi confirmed she will not take part in the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics torch relay, after originally pulling out last year...

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    Fans barred from Tokyo Olympics torch relay start

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 04:56pm on March 15, 2021

    Spectators will be barred from the start of the Tokyo Olympics torch relay, organisers said Monday, announcing a pared-back launch as the countdown to the...

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    Japan extends virus state of emergency in Tokyo area

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:41am on March 06, 2021

    Japan extended a virus state of emergency in the Tokyo area by two weeks on Friday, less than five months before the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics....

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