Tokyo 2020: Olympics and Paralympics will go ahead, says Japan’s PM

The delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will go ahead this summer despite concern over rising coronavirus cases, says Japan’s prime minister. The Olympics are due to begin on 23 July with the Paralympics following a month later from 24…

South Africa’s World Cup success still inspiring Springboks Women one year on

When Siya Kolisi lifted the Webb Ellis trophy a year ago in Japan, Nolusindiso Booi was among those celebrating the country’s third Rugby World Cup success. Also known as Cindy Booi, the 35-year-old – who remembers being transfixed throughout the…

Kei Nishikori tests positive for coronavirus two weeks before US Open

Japan’s Kei Nishikori has tested positive for coronavirus and will not play in the Cincinnati Masters, with the US Open two weeks away. The 2014 US Open runner-up, 30, says he is “feeling well” but will now isolate and get…

Japan child athletes ‘punched in the face, kicked, beaten’

Child athletes in Japan have suffered physical, verbal and sexual abuse while participating in sport activities, according to a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report. Released on Monday, the 67-page report (PDF) documented the experiences of more than 800 athletes…

‘Kim Jong-un dead’ – multiple sources claim North Korean dictator died Saturday night

Kim Jong-Un, North Korea’s Supreme Leader is dead – according to multiple sources coming out of North Korea and the Far East, though due to the hyper-secretive nature of the pariah state the exact picture remains unclear tonight. It was…

*Sanwo-olu condoles with Buhari over Abba Kyari’s death (Guardian) *Air Peace donates food items to indigent families in Lagos (Nation)

Sanwo-olu condoles with Buhari over Abba Kyari’s death (Guardian) Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari on the death of his former Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, who passed on in the early hours…

Japan rushes to house thousands of homeless people

Japanese authorities are rushing to house thousands of homeless people following the closure of internet cafes in several major cities. The cafes have become a common destination for those without secure housing. They’re often open around the clock and many…

Olympics: Japan says Tokyo Games on track

Japan is on track to hold the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as planned, top government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said on Friday (March 13), after United States President Donald Trump suggested a possible delay of a year. He did not confirm…

Coronavirus: Americans from quarantined cruise ship leave Japan

Two planes carrying Americans from the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess have left Japan. The aircraft chartered by the US government departed Tokyo’s Haneda Airport in the early hours of Monday, Kyodo news agency reported. There were some 400 Americans…

US to evacuate Americans as virus cases rise on quarantined ship

Americans will be removed from a cruise ship quarantined off Japan and flown home, the US embassy said Saturday as dozens more cases of the new coronavirus were diagnosed on board. At least 285 people on the Diamond Princess have…

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