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Yes. Tokyo Olympics are ‘a go’ despite opposition, pandemic
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Yes. Tokyo Olympics are ‘a go’ despite opposition, pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Will the postponed Tokyo Olympics open despite rising opposition and the pandemic? The answer is almost certainly…
Japan’s vaccine push ahead of Olympics looks to be too late
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Japan’s vaccine push ahead of Olympics looks to be too late

TOKYO (AP) — It may be too little, too late. That’s the realization sinking in as Japan scrambles to catch…
As Japan loses training camps, Olympics buzz fades
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As Japan loses training camps, Olympics buzz fades

Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Japanese city of Kamo spent 70 million yen ($640,000) on horizontal bars, gymnastic…
Tokyo Olympics looking more and more like fan-free event
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Tokyo Olympics looking more and more like fan-free event

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee hinted Friday that even local fans may be barred…
Major Japan newspaper Asahi calls for Olympic cancellation
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Major Japan newspaper Asahi calls for Olympic cancellation

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper on Wednesday called for the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled with the games…
Japan says US travel warning for virus won’t hurt Olympians
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Japan says US travel warning for virus won’t hurt Olympians

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government Tuesday was quick to deny a US warning for Americans to avoid traveling to…
Japan opens mass vaccination centers 2 months before Games
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Japan opens mass vaccination centers 2 months before Games

TOKYO (AP) — Japan mobilized military doctors and nurses to give shots to elderly people in Tokyo and Osaka on…
IOC offers Tokyo medical help amid call for cancellation
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IOC offers Tokyo medical help amid call for cancellation

TOKYO (AP) — Confronted in Japan with some of the strongest medical-community opposition yet to the Tokyo Olympics, IOC President…
Coronavirus digest: Japan extends state of emergency amid Olympic pressure
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Coronavirus digest: Japan extends state of emergency amid Olympic pressure

Japan on Friday extended a state of emergency to three additional prefectures, Hokkaido, Okayama and Hiroshima, due to rising COVID cases. Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japan’s economy minister,…
Japan ruling party renews charter change drive amid pandemic
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Japan ruling party renews charter change drive amid pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s governing party is renewing its push for its long-cherished goal of revising the country’s pacifist constitution,…
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