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Toyota expects operating profit to tumble 80 percent in FY 2020 amid pandemic uncertainties

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Toyota Motor Corp. announced Tuesday its group operating profit is expected to nosedive in fiscal 2020 owing to the automaker being hard hit by...
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Japan’s Abe warns of “protracted battle against virus” ahead of likely extension of emergency...

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Japan will likely extend the nationwide state of emergency until the end of May at the earliest as the nation continues to grapple with...
Toshiro Muto, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee Chief Executive Officer, attends a news conference after a telephone meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach (not in picture), while the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. In Tokyo, Japan, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Tokyo 2020 CEO denies further postponement of Olympics

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Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto said here on Thursday that they do not have a back-up plan for further postponement or cancellation if the...
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Japan’s Abe sends ritual offering to notorious Yasukuni Shrine

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Tuesday. The "masakaki" tree offering...
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Meet Rida Haisam, Ghanaian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Phenom

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Rida Haisam is a Ghanaian Born resident of Tokyo, Japan. He spent his formative years in Accra, Ghana before moving to Japan in...
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Japan to declare nationwide state of emergency amid continued COVID-19 spread

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Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe has decided to declare a nationwide state of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic to combat the further spread of...
An electronic board showing the closing numbers of Nikkei Stock Average in Tokyo, Japan, on March 6, 2020. Tokyo stocks closed sharply lower Friday as investor sentiment was risk-averse from the outset following a global equities rout triggered by an escalation in concern over the spread of the coronavirus. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)

Tokyo stocks close lower as plummeting U.S. economic data sparks concerns

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Tokyo stocks closed lower Thursday on concerns for the outlook of the U.S. economy after retail sales and industrial output data plummeted in March...
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COVID-19 infections rise to 8,910 cases as Japan prepares to declare nationwide state of...

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COVID-19 cases in Japan increased by 188 nationwide, including 149 new infections in Tokyo, health ministry and local authorities said Thursday afternoon, bringing the...
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Sony to join forces in manufacturing much-needed ventilators in Japan for COVID-19 patients

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Sony Corp. plans to join forces with other companies in Japan to manufacture much-needed ventilators to be used in intensive care facilities amid a...
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Japan government mulls US$930 “across-the board” cash handout to all

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In a further bid to try and help cushion the economic impact on society amid the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese government...
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Japanese government to begin cash handouts to households in May due to COVID-19

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The Japanese government said Tuesday its plan to provide cash handouts to households whose income has suffered as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak...
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Japan’s COVID-19 infections reaches 7,292 cases with over 2,000 from Tokyo

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Japan's health ministry and local governments said the number of COVID-19 cases in Japan stands at 7,292 with more than 700 new confirmed cases...
An open China contributes greater momentum to world economy: experts

China’s economy resilient despite short-term COVID-19 impact

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Japanese media and experts have noted that people and logistics in China have begun to regain vitality, as the economy is showing signs of...
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2020 Tokyo Olympic Games rescheduled to July 23

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will take place on July 23 and August 8, 2021. The...
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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Postponed

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The Games of the XXXII Olympiad, originally scheduled to be held from 24 July-9 August 2020 in Tokyo, will "be rescheduled to a date...
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Japan’s Abe hints at possibility of postponing Tokyo Olympics

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday hinted at the possibility that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games could be postponed this summer if...
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Communique From IOC Regarding The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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PREAMBLE Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued its consultations with all the stakeholders of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The first took place with...
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Infected man who tried to “spread virus” in Japan dies in hospital

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A man infected with COVID-19 who went to a pub earlier this month and declared his intention to "spread the virus" died Wednesday at...
The Olympic rings are seen in front of Tokyo’s iconic Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower at Odaiba Marine Park on January 20, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

“no need for any drastic decisions” regarding Tokyo 2020 at this stage – IOC

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Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued its consultations with all the stakeholders of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The first took place with...
The landmark venue for the 2022 Winter Olympics - the National Speed Skating Oval, also known as the "Ice Ribbon", is capped, Dec. 31, 2019. Photo by He Yong/People’s Daily

Tokyo 2020 stresses Olympic Games to be held as scheduled

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Tokyo 2020 organizers stressed on Wednesday that the Olympic Games will be held as scheduled despite the spread of COVID-19. Yoshiro Mori,...
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Japan to implement special legislation as COVID-19 infections climb past 1,000

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The Japanese government is planning to implement a special law to enable it to make better provisions to combat the COVID-19 outbreak and declare...
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2 Ghanaian boxers seal Tokyo 2020 qualification

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Two Ghanaian boxers have picked slots for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Suleman Tetteh, a flyweight boxer and Samuel Takyi, a featherweight boxer,...
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Table Tennis Top Seeds In Tunisia For Olympic Qualifier

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Derek Abrefa and Emmanuel Commey, Ghana’s best Table Tennis players are in Tunisia to compete for slots to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic...
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Japan’s Abe orders government to draft policy to fight COVID-19

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday ordered his government to promptly draw up a basic policy to contain the spread of the novel...
Photo taken on Feb. 6, 2020 shows the "Diamond Princess", a cruise ship which has been kept in quarantine at the port of Yokohama in Japan. Test results show that nine passengers and a crew member on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast in Japan are infected with the novel coronavirus, the Japanese health ministry said Wednesday. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)

2 passengers from virus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship die in Japan

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Two Japanese passengers from the novel coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama have died after being infected with the virus, government officials...
Photo taken on Feb. 6, 2020 shows the "Diamond Princess", a cruise ship which has been kept in quarantine at the port of Yokohama in Japan. Test results show that nine passengers and a crew member on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast in Japan are infected with the novel coronavirus, the Japanese health ministry said Wednesday. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)

Passengers start disembarking from virus-hit Diamond Princess in Japan

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Passengers on the novel coronavirus-inflicted Diamond Princess cruise ship started disembarking on Wednesday in Japan's Yokohama Port after a two-week quarantine period. ...

GOC wishes Black Bombers well

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Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah - the President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), has called on the...
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Japan’s economy shrinks annualized 6.3 percent in October-December quarter

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Japan's economy shrank an annualized 6.3 percent in the October-December quarter, the government said in a report on Monday. The Cabinet Office...

“United by Emotion” announced as Tokyo 2020 Games Motto

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"United by Emotion" will be the official Motto of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, organizers announced here on Friday. The Motto...
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Black Bombers Assure Nation Of Qualification To Tokyo 2020

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Members of the national boxing team, the Black Bombers have assured Ghanaians of Olympic qualification to put Ghana’s name on the list of countries...