Shigeru Omi

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Australia and Japan’s softball players listen to their national anthems prior to the start the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium. Photograph: Yuma Suguro/Getty Images

Japan’s women’s softball team got the Tokyo 2020 Olympics off to a winning start for the hosts on Wednesday, a boost for the pandemic-postponed Games(...)

 Demonstrators protest against hosting the   Olympic Games   in Tokyo on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Japanese medical experts said on Friday that banning spectators at the Olympics was the least risky option for holding the Games, even as they appeare(...)

Tokyo 2020 chief executive  Toshiro Muto and president Seiko Hashimoto  chat before the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games’ executive board meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP via Getty Images

Japan’s 2020 Olympics committee may seek further vaccine donations to make the rescheduled Games as safe as possible, Tokyo 2020’s chief executive sai(...)

 A giant Olympic rings monument  at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo. About 90,000 athletes, officials, journalists, sponsors and support staff are expected to descend  on the city in  July. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

A senior Japanese Olympic official has criticised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for ignoring public concerns over holding the Tokyo 2020 G(...)

Already postponed from last year because of the pandemic, a scaled-down version of the Games with no foreign spectators is set to start on July 23rd. Photograph: EPA

A Japanese Olympic committee board member on Friday blasted organisers of the Tokyo Games for ignoring public concerns about holding the global sport(...)

Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto has said she is “100 per cent” convinced that the Olympics will go ahead, despite ongoing coronavirus issues in Japan. Photograph: Nicolas Datiche/EPA

The president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, Seiko Hashimoto, has said the Games will go ahead as planned, soon after the Japan’s mo(...)

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 runner holds the Olympic torch during a rehearsal for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch relay. Photograph: Getty Images

Tokyo marathon organisers have cancelled next month’s mass participation race, in which 38,000 people were due to take part, because of the coronaviru(...)