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The International Olympic Committee has accepted an offer from Pfizer to supply jabs to athletes and support staff at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, asking everyone at the showpiece to "accept the vaccine where and when possible."
Japanese lower-tier sumo wrestler Hibikiryu has tragically passed away aged 28, one month after injuring his head during the sport's last grand tournament.
A Japanese man who pretended to be in a serious relationship with 35 women, and lied to them about his birthday to get gifts, has been arrested in Japan. It was the women who united and exposed him, local media reports.
Golf pin-up Paige Spiranac has lashed out after being met with faux outrage online over a harmless comment she made in relation to Japanese golfer Hideki Matsuyama, who stormed to victory at the Masters on Sunday.
Japanese authorities have rushed to deny the accuracy of reports which claimed that Olympic athletes will jump the queue for the coronavirus vaccine, causing a social media storm.
Japan's Seiko Hashimoto has been named the new head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after former chief Yoshiro Mori was forced to resign amid a sexism row, but Hashimoto herself has had to contend with past allegations of harassment.
They were supposed to be ‘the Games that conquered Covid’ but this year’s Tokyo Olympics look increasingly like being a pale imitation of a great sporting event which will play out in the shadow of the virus.
A defense white paper published on Tuesday by South Korea has downgraded its official description of neighboring Japan, dropping the word ‘partner’ in a sign of deteriorating relations between the two nations.
Japan’s PM has cited a “strong sense of crisis” while placing the Tokyo metropolitan area in a state of emergency over a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, even as the Japanese capital gears up to host the Olympics this summer.