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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.
PUTRAJAYA: The National Unity Ministry will meet with leaders of major religions to discuss counter suggestions for them to resume activities, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
TOKYO: The Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases in Japan increased by 247 to 13,860, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities on Tuesday evening (April 28), leading to the concerns that the government may extend the state of emergency period beyond the deadline May 6.
TOKYO: The Tokyo Olympics were postponed a month ago. But there are still more questions than answers about the new opening on July 23, 2021, and what form those games will take. IOC President Thomas Bach has already said there is "no blueprint" in assembling what he called this "huge jigsaw puzzle.”
TOKYO: Holding the delayed Olympic Games and Paralympics in Tokyo next year is "very unrealistic" unless a vaccine against the coronavirus has been found by then, a leading global health scientist has warned, according to a BBC report on a Saturday (Apr 18).
TOKYO: Tokyo organisers said Tuesday (April 14) they have no "B Plan” in the event the Olympics need to be postponed again because of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Masa Takaya, the spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics, said organisers are proceeding under the assumption the Olympics will open on July 23, 2021. The Paralympics follow on Aug 24.
TOKYO (AP): As the coronavirus spreads in Japan, the chief executive of the Tokyo Games said Friday (April 10) he can’t guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year - even with a 16-month delay.
BEIJING (AFP): Beijing 2022 organisers said they face "a special situation" after the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics means less than six months between the Summer and Winter Games.
TOKYO: Olympic officials regularly lauded Tokyo as the best prepared host city they had seen. But no one could have planned for the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic that has forced an unprecedented postponement of the 2020 Games. And while organisers won praise, a plagiarism scandal, corruption charges and budget woes all clouded the horizon even before the virus outbreak threatened the Games.
BUSAN: The table tennis world team championships have been postponed again after the sport's governing body suspended all planned events involving international travel until June 30 amid the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.