TOKYO (Reuters) -Tokyo Olympics organisers have fired the opening ceremony director on the eve of the event after reports emerged of a past joke he had made about the Holocaust, while media said former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a strong advocate of the Games, would also not attend. | Video
, ISUMI, Japan Whenever Teruo Adegawa arrives at Taito Beach, other surfers recognize him right away. Dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and shorts, the 78-year-old steps out of his car, leaving his walking stick by the passenger seat. | Video
TOKYO The debut of skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics will be yet another sign that an activity once embraced as a symbol of counter-culture has firmly joined the mainstream.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Taiwan is in talks with COVID-19 vaccine makers like Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson for more supplies, its foreign minister said on Thursday while expressing appreciation to Japan for considering donating much needed shots.
RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan Migaku-san, I've left your dirty gloves and your holey shoes by the door. I'm worried you'll kick up a fuss when you return and ask where I put your shoes, so I've left them by the door without polishing them. | Video
OTSUCHI, Japan In a garden on a hill, under the wide boughs of a cherry tree, a white phone booth glistens in the early spring light. | Video
TOKYO When the head of Tokyo's Olympic organising committee said women talked too much at board meetings, a storm of criticism erupted in Japan, with top athletes and cabinet ministers condemning his remarks as sexist and archaic.
TOKYO, Feb 9 When the head of Tokyo's Olympic organising committee said women talked too much at board meetings, a storm of criticism erupted in Japan, with top athletes and cabinet ministers condemning his remarks as sexist and archaic.
TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga faced renewed pressure on Monday over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with a new opinion poll showing many believed the government was too slow to respond to the latest wave of infections.
By Ju-min Park, Sakura Murakami, Mari Saito and Antoni Slodkowski