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By sportswriters Luo Xin, Ji Ye and Wang Meng
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Wednesday kicked off a national travel campaign aimed at reviving its battered tourism industry, but the effort has drawn heavy criticism amid a jump in new coronavirus cases.
BADMINTON legend Lin Dan (pic) doesn’t want his son to follow in his footsteps, reported Nanyang Siang Pau.In a talk show hosted by China’s table tennis legend Deng Yaping, Lin said the reason was that life as a badminton player was too demanding.Deng said it would be a pity if Lin did not want to let his son Xiao Yu (Little Feather) pick up the sport.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - To protest censorship during the COVID-19 outbreak, a Chinese artist known as Brother Nut kept his mouth shut for 30 days, using metal clasps, gloves, duct tape and other items.
THE woman who accused Olympic silver medallist Goh Liu Ying (pic) of being a homewrecker has retracted her claims and apologised, reported Sin Chew Daily.
TOKYO (Reuters) - - Ikuko, the "big sister" of Tokyo's Akasaka geisha district, came to the capital to seek her fortune in 1964, the year Tokyo first hosted the Olympics. But the novel coronavirus pandemic has made her fear for her centuries-old profession as never before.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo health officials appealed on Tuesday for more than 800 theatregoers to get tested for the novel coronavirus after a production starring Japanese boy-band members was found to be the source of at least 20 cases.
TOKYO (Reuters) - With just over a year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, medical experts say the event could pose a grave health risk to the Japanese public, predicting that few people will have coronavirus antibodies and that vaccines will not be widely available.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Voters in Tokyo re-elected incumbent Yuriko Koike as their next governor, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday, citing its exit poll, as the Japanese capital grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and prepares for next year's Olympics.