Since their unprecedented postponement in March last year, as the coronavirus began its surge around the world, the Olympics Games have been stripped of almost every vestige of what makes them the most anticipated event in the sporting calendar. File photograph: EPA

The least divisive statement in the saga surrounding Tokyo 2020 – assuming, as many people now do, that it will happen in just over 40 days’ time – is(...)

 Protesters during a demonstration against the 2020 Olympic Games at Shinjuku in Tokyo. Photograph: EPA

A major Japanese newspaper has called for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics, warning that the Games pose a threat to public health and will place(...)

Governor of the Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda

Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday the central bank will take necessary steps to stabilise markets jolted by the coronavirus outbre(...)