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Olympics-Japan may keep some virus curbs until Games start -paper

Jun 11 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -The Japanese government is considering ending a state of emergency in Tokyo and several other prefectures as scheduled on June 20, but keeping some curbs such as on restaurant hours until the Olympics start in July, the Mainichi daily reported.

Japan 'cornered' into holding Games, says local Olympian

Jun 04 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -One of Japan's sporting heroes and a member of the local Olympic committee said on Friday her nation had been "cornered" into pressing ahead with the 2020 Games despite public opposition during the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan Olympic Committee board member blasts Tokyo Games organisers

Jun 04 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -A Japanese Olympic Committee board member on Friday blasted organisers of the Tokyo Games for ignoring public concerns about holding the global sporting showpiece amid a pandemic, as Japan's top medical adviser urged new steps to reduce the risk.

UPDATE 2-Japan Olympic Committee board member blasts Tokyo Games organisers

Jun 04 2021

* Medical adviser says new COVID-19 steps needed (Adds comment by medical adviser Omi, background)

Olympics-Japan extends COVID-19 state of emergency ahead of Games

May 28 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan on Friday extended a state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas by about three weeks to June 20 as the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of easing less than two months before the Summer Olympics open.

Japan to consider sharing COVID-19 vaccines amid calls to help Taiwan

May 28 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan said on Friday it would consider sharing COVID-19 vaccines with other countries as a ruling party panel urged that part of its stock of AstraZeneca Plc doses be provided to Taiwan, which hailed the move and urged a swift decision.

Asahi daily, an official Tokyo Olympics partner, urges Games cancellation

May 26 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japanese newspaper publisher Asahi Shimbun, an official partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, called for the Summer Games to be cancelled in an editorial on Wednesday, citing risks to public safety and strains on the medical system from the COVID-19 pandemic. | Video

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