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- Japan eyes quasi-state of emergency for Tokyo during Olympicson 14 June 2021 at 12:05
The central government is weighing the move after a number of health experts expressed concerns over a potential spike in COVID-19 cases.
- Buffaloes rise to occasion to claim interleague crownby Jason Coskrey on 14 June 2021 at 10:50
The Orix Buffaloes made the most of interleague play.The Kansai club limped into the interleague slate three games under .500 and in fifth place in ...
- Lionel Messi admits to worrying about contracting COVID-19on 14 June 2021 at 10:07
Argentina striker Lionel Messi confessed on Sunday that he worries about contracting COVID-19. Messi admitted his fears a day before he kicks off another Copa ...
- Team USA manager Mike Scioscia ready for Olympic challengeby Jason Coskrey on 14 June 2021 at 10:01
"We have to pitch," Scioscia said. "Any team that wants to reach their goal has to have a good starting rotation and definitely a bullpen ...
- Japan’s players brace for final push to make Olympic basketball teamby Kaz Nagatsuka on 14 June 2021 at 09:51
The battle to make Japan’s 12-man roster will begin in earnest from Wednesday during the final window of FIBA Asian Cup qualifying.
- China’s censorship widens to Hong Kong’s vaunted film industry, with global implicationsby Raymond Zhong on 14 June 2021 at 09:44
The new guidelines, which apply to both domestically produced and foreign films, come as a sharp slap to the artistic spirit of Hong Kong.
- G7 action on climate gets cautious welcome, but activists say more neededby Eric Johnston on 14 June 2021 at 09:17
Leaders of the G7 nations have pledged to stop financing new coal plants beyond their borders by the end of this year, but domestic use ...
- Tokyo denies report that Japan broke agreement to hold Suga-Moon talks at G7on 14 June 2021 at 08:51
The report said Japan had called off the planned "pull-aside" meeting due to a regular military exercise South Korea is due to hold near the ...
- Uniting G7 nations on China proves daunting task for Bidenby Jesse Johnson on 14 June 2021 at 08:23
G7 leaders agreed to a joint communique that singled out China by name a handful of times, but did not overtly condemn Beijing.
- Rugby World Cup star Ayumu Goromaru has no regrets about retirementon 14 June 2021 at 08:10
Former international fullback Ayumu Goromaru, one of the stars of Japan's 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign, said Monday he had "no regrets" and "felt refreshed" ...
- Toshiba apologizes to shareholders after probe showed firm influenced voteon 14 June 2021 at 08:00
An independent investigation found that Toshiba had sought government help when seeking to install its slate of directors.
- Do free markets still beat central planning?by Andrew Sheng on 14 June 2021 at 08:00
Is China’s system really diametrically opposed to that of, say, the United States? In a word: no.
- Alzheimer’s drug furor highlights U.S. health system’s failureson 14 June 2021 at 08:00
The FDA didn’t deny that the clinical-trial evidence was poor. It simply ignored that problem and used different reasoning to grant the drug "accelerated approval.”
- Budapest citizens rise up against a Chinese university and influenceby Kuni Miyake on 14 June 2021 at 08:00
Not everyone in Budapest is buying Orban's attempt at justifying the deal to build a Chinese university campus in the city.
- After the pandemic, a wave of spending by older consumersby Ishika Mookerjee on 14 June 2021 at 07:31
Money managers see huge pent-up demand from wealthy older people for medical services and luxury goods.
- Carlos Ghosn escape accomplices plead guilty in Tokyo courtby River Davis on 14 June 2021 at 07:24
The Taylors’ case in Tokyo is the latest addition to multiple legal proceedings around the world left in Ghosn’s wake.
- Rainy season starts in Tokyo area seven days later than averageon 14 June 2021 at 06:52
The rainy season in Tokyo and neighboring areas in the Kanto-Koshin region of eastern and central Japan appears to have started, seven days later than ...
- JAL joins ANA in starting workplace vaccinations of employeeson 14 June 2021 at 06:37
Initially targeting crew on international flights, JAL aims to inoculate about 36,000 group employees.
- Key takeaways from the G7 summitby Michael MacArthur Bosack on 14 June 2021 at 06:08
While the world's response to COVID-19 dominated discussions, leaders appeared to have rediscovered the joy of diplomacy
- British medical journal calls for ‘global conversation’ about Olympicson 14 June 2021 at 04:57
The Lancet has said silence by the WHO and other major health bodies such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a ...