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The Universal Studios Theme Park in Osaka, Japan. Photograph: iStock

Universal Studios Japan postponed the opening of its much-anticipated Super Nintendo World theme park after a worsening spread of the coronavirus prom(...)

A cameraman films a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan Japan Exchange Group  announced it stopped tradings for the entire day due to a system failure. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

The Tokyo Stock Exchange suspended share trading for the full day on Thursday as glitch in its electronic trading system caused the worst outage ever (...)

Naomi Osaka returns a shot during her match against Marta Kostyuk. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Former champion Naomi Osaka survived a third-round scare before grinding out a 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 victory over Ukrainian teenager Marta Kostyuk to reach th(...)

 Naomi Osaka  waits for a serve  during a second round match at the Western and Southern Open at the USTA National Tennis Centre in Flushing Meadows, New York, US. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Naomi Osaka has spoken about her experiences of being black and Japanese, as well as her memories of her mentor Kobe Bryant, in an interview with WSJ (...)

The then US national security adviser John Bolton stands alongside Donald Trump as he speaks during a meeting  in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington DC in May  2018. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump was willing to halt criminal investigations to “give personal favors to dictators he liked”, according to a new book written(...)

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, right, and Shigeru Omi, president of the the country’s community healthcare organisation, during a news conference in Tokyo on Monday. Photograph: Eugene Hoshiko/AP/Bloomberg

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe on Monday extended a nationwide state of emergency to May 31st, saying the new coronavirus infection rate had yet to(...)

A street  in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Japan: People have been urged to stay at home, although there are no penalties for non-compliance. Photograph: Soichiro Koriyama/Bloomberg

As Japan nears three weeks under a state of emergency to tackle the spread of the coronavirus, reports indicate that the government is weighing the ne(...)

Japan’s prime minister,  Shinzo Abe, prepares to speak to reporters in Tokyo on Monday ahead of a meeting about the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is set to declare a month-long state of emergency to deal with the coronavirus, effectively acknowledging that his (...)

Italy is experiencing a continued slowdown in the rate of its new confirmed coronavirus cases. Photograph: Reuters

Spain has become the third country to surpass China in coronavirus infections after the United States and Italy. With a population of only 47 million(...)

Firefighters disinfect a shopping centre to help prevent the spread of the  coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

“We are now on the verge of reaching 100,000 confirmed cases” of coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on(...)

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