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Pandemic Olympics endured heat, and now a typhoon’s en route
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Pandemic Olympics endured heat, and now a typhoon’s en route

TOKYO (AP) — First, the sun. Now: the wind and the rain. The Tokyo Olympics, delayed by the pandemic and…
At surreal Olympics, a careful dance to push Tokyo tourism
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At surreal Olympics, a careful dance to push Tokyo tourism

TOKYO (AP) — The tour bus arrived after nightfall at the closed museum’s back door. Its passengers climbed out with…
As Tokyo Games open, can Olympic flame burn away the funk?
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As Tokyo Games open, can Olympic flame burn away the funk?

TOKYO (AP) — Disputed, locked down and running a year late, the Tokyo Games begin at last on Friday night,…
Tokyo 2020 chiefs fire opening ceremony director over Holocaust joke
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Tokyo 2020 chiefs fire opening ceremony director over Holocaust joke

Olympic organizers on Thursday dismissed the opening ceremony director, Kentaro Kobayashi, following reports of his past remarks about the Holocaust. Kobayashi, a former comedian, had…
Japanese PM Suga says world should see safe Olympics staged
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Japanese PM Suga says world should see safe Olympics staged

TOKYO (AP) — The world needs to see that Japan can stage a safe Olympics, the country’s prime minister told…
Olympic athlete tests positive in Tokyo days before 1st game
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Olympic athlete tests positive in Tokyo days before 1st game

TOKYO (AP) — A third athlete at the Olympic Village in Tokyo has tested positive for COVID-19 with the Czech…
Japan expands curbs on Olympic spectators as COVID cases rise
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Japan expands curbs on Olympic spectators as COVID cases rise

The Japanese prefecture of Fukushima announced a ban on Olympic spectators on Saturday, joining a growing list of areas implementing curbs…
Japan to declare virus emergency lasting through Olympics
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Japan to declare virus emergency lasting through Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is set to place Tokyo under a state of emergency that would last through the Olympics,…
Tokyo goes to the polls as pandemic-shadowed Olympics loom
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Tokyo goes to the polls as pandemic-shadowed Olympics loom

TOKYO, July 4 (Reuters) – Tokyo residents went to the polls on Sunday to pick members of its metropolitan assembly…
At least 19 missing as mudslide west of Tokyo hits houses
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At least 19 missing as mudslide west of Tokyo hits houses

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful mudslide carrying a deluge of black water and debris crashed into rows of houses in…
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