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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony gets underway

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics began in a nearly empty stadium after a year-long pandemic postponement and a build-up marred by scandal and controversy.  The opening ceremony was scheduled to begin Friday at 8 …

Two more Olympic athletes test positive for COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic continues to dog the Tokyo Olympics with only a day to go before the opening ceremony. Two more athletes have tested positive for the virus in the Olympic village, according to Reuters citing the …

First Tokyo Olympics competitions begin in Japan

After being postponed one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo finally began - two days ahead of its opening ceremony on Friday.  On Wednesday, the first pitch was thrown in a softball game …

IOC amends Tokyo Olympic motto

The International Olympic Committee has amended its 'Faster, Higher, Stronger' motto to include the word 'Together', its President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday, highlighting the need for solidarity during difficult times such as …

Pets replacing children in Japan

As Japan's population crisis continues to worsen, more households are opting for dogs, cats and even exotic pets. Loneliness and boredom during the coronavirus pandemic have helped fuel the trend, Deutsche Welle writes. The coronavirus pandemic has worsened Japan's already worrying population decline

Biden's North Korea strategy kept in secret for now

The Biden administration contacted North Korea last week to explain the results of its review of U.S. North Korea policy, according to local news reports. After Joe Biden took office in January, the U.S. began a review of its North Korea policy, but Pyongyang ignored suggestions to return to the negotiating table

Student from Uzbekistan rescues Japanese boy

According to Japanese media, an Uzbek student Eldor Urinboev saved a local teenager in Ginowan (Okinawa Prefecture). A Japanese teenager swam with friends in the sea sector where it is prohibited to swim, and when the waves became too …