Japan lockdown

Japan to speed up booster shots amid fear of Omicron spread; PM dials Pfizer CEO

Japan has confirmed a handful of omicron variant cases, while revealing a cluster of infections of about 100 U.S. troops on Japan's southern island of Okinawa since earlier this month.

published on : 18th December 2021

'We won': Simply having the Olympics is a victory say some Tokyo residents amid COVID onslaught

Shigehito Kaga, 55 year-old-amateure bicyclist, said he would like to enjoy the Olympics held in his city as this could be his once in his lifetime experience.

published on : 25th July 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Now, Fukushima joins Tokyo, Hokkaido to put ban on fans amid protests

Tokyo organizers and the IOC earlier in the week barred all fans from venues in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.

published on : 10th July 2021

After Tokyo, now Japan's Hokkaido region bans fans at Olympic football matches

Local governor Naomichi Suzuki announced the move late Friday night, reversing a decision a day earlier by Olympic organisers allowed some fans at competitions held elsewhere.

published on : 10th July 2021

Olympic flame arrives in Tokyo amid resignations, anger over 'heartbreaking' fan ban

The public was kept away from the arrival of the flame and a welcoming ceremony was attended only by the media and officials.

published on : 9th July 2021

No alcohol at bars, curtailed timings for concerts and conferences: Japan announces virus emergency throughout Olympics

With just two weeks until the July 23 opening ceremony, coronavirus infections are rising in the capital, and the spread of the more infectious Delta variant has spooked officials.

published on : 8th July 2021

Japan to impose COVID emergency in Tokyo during Olympics, to bar spectators from entering venues

The emergency measures -- less strict than a blanket lockdown -- will be in force until August 22, several Japanese media outlets reported, following a rise in cases.

published on : 7th July 2021