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TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo has asked Japan's central government for permission to implement emergency measures to curb a surge in a rapidly spreading and more contagious coronavirus variant, just over three months before the start of the Olympics.
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will not run through the streets of Osaka prefecture next week because of rising COVID-19 cases.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea became the first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus fears, a decision that underscores the challenges facing Japan as it struggles to stage a global sporting event amid a raging pandemic.
Cherry blossom season in Japan has come and gone, one of the earliest blooms on record. Scientists warn it's a symptom of the larger climate crisis.
Virus updates: Are the Tokyo Games in jeopardy again? Plus, AstraZeneca faces more scrutiny and world leaders call for pandemic treaty. Get the latest virus news.
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics open in under four months, and the torch relay has begun to crisscross Japan with 10,000 runners. Organizers say they are mitigating the risks, but some medical experts aren't convinced.
Jenny and Narumi wept happy tears when a Japanese court ruled that barring same-sex marriages was unconstitutional – a decision that moves the…
Many cultures around the world celebrate spring with beautiful festivals, welcoming the warmth and the new life that it brings. The United States has its own springtime festival, too.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged Sunday to do his utmost to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus ahead of the Olympic torch relay and his upcoming visit to Washington.
"Klara and the Sun" by Kazuo Ishiguro; Knopf (320 pages, $28) ——— Klara, the narrator of the new novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, isn’t human, but understanding humans is her mission. In "Klara and the Sun," the reader follows her in that mission, in a world that seems like our own in a none too distant future. It’s a dazzling and deeply moving journey. Ishiguro, who was born in Japan but has lived ...
TOKYO (AP) — Shared worry about China's growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region will take center stage when President Joe Biden's defense chief and secretary of state visit Japan for their first in-person talks with their Japanese counterparts.
Ten years after a massive wall of water leveled part of Japan's northeastern coast, AP journalists returned to document the communities that were ripped apart by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Toshiharu Onoda, a thirteenth-generation potter living in a town close to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, had just finished loading his k…