Tag Archives: Japan

  • Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021 over coronavirus pandemic

    Olympic chiefs on Tuesday postponed the 2020 Tokyo Games until next year, a historic move to push back the world's biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic that is upending global society. ...

  • IOC admits postponing Olympics an option, but cancellation ‘not on agenda’

    The International Olympic Committee said Sunday that postponing the 2020 Olympics is one of its options as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but that cancellation of the Tokyo showpiece was "not on the agenda". ...

  • Pope Francis calls for world without nuclear weapons

    Pope Francis Sunday described the use of nuclear bombs as "a crime", as he took his appeal for an end to atomic weapons to Hiroshima in an emotional meeting with survivors. ...

  • Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

    Japan's new Emperor Naruhito pledged Wednesday to stand by the Japanese people as he formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, the day after his father's historic abdication. ...

  • In Tokyo, Tibetan leader urges pressure on China to free his homeland

    Japan and the international community should pressure China to find a peaceful solution to its conflict with Tibet, the president of the Tibetan government-in-exile said in Tokyo. ...

  • With China in mind, Japan, India agree to deepen defence

    The leaders of India and Japan agreed on to deepen defence ties and push for more cooperation with Australia and the United States, as they seek to counter growing Chinese influence. ...

  • India and Japan sign deals on military, train sales, nukes

    Japan and India signed agreements Saturday that could pave the way for Tokyo to supply New Delhi with military aircraft and high-speed trains. ...

  • Japan and China agree on moves to mend ties further

    Japan and China agreed on Sunday to restart mutual visits of their foreign ministers and hold bilateral high-level economic dialogue early next year, a Japanese senior government spokesman said. ...

  • Japan ruling lawmaker invites China’s Xi to Tokyo

    Japan Friday said it wished to improve its soured ties with Beijing, a day after a senior ruling lawmaker invited Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Tokyo next year. ...

  • Why China is far from ready to meet the US on a global battlefront

    The trick for the United States is to avoid going to war with China on China’s terms without also surrendering the western Pacific to Chinese control. ...