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US president Joe Biden  and Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga  take part in an expanded bilateral meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

US president Joe Biden welcomed his first official foreign visitor since his inauguration yesterday, as he hosted Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Su(...)

A body is taken from a   FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, where a  gunman on Thursday killed eight people and injured at least seven in a mass shooting. Photograph: A J Mast/The New York Times

Eight people lost their lives and several more were injured when a shooter opened fire at a FedEx centre in Indiana, the latest mass shooting to occur(...)

 Hideki Matsuyama of Japan celebrates during the Green Jacket  ceremony after winning the Masters at Augusta National. Photograph: Getty Images

Hideki Matsuyama has recorded one of Japan’s greatest international sporting successes after winning the US Masters golf , months before Tokyo is sche(...)

 Hideki Matsuyama of Japan poses with the Masters trophy during the Green Jacket ceremony. Photograph: Getty Images

Hideki Matsuyama overcame a potentially ruinous moment to become the first Japanese man to win a major championship with a one-shot Masters victory ov(...)

Television screens show file footage of North Korea’s missile test. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP via Getty

North Korea has conducted its second significant weapons test in the past week, raising one of the first big foreign policy challenges for President J(...)

Seiko Hashimoto, the new president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee. Photograph: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty/AFP

Seiko Hashimoto, the new head of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, has said she understands there is “great public concern” over hosting t(...)

People take part in a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccination drill at the Kawasaki City College of Nursing on January 27th. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images

Japan’s biggest cities are under a state of emergency as coronavirus deaths rise, even while the country tries to convince the world it can safely hol(...)

The future of the Tokyo Olympics remains in the balance. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/Getty/AFP

A telephone poll conducted in Japan has found around 80 per cent of Japanese people want this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo to be cance(...)

A senior IOC official has said he can’t be certain the postponed Tokyo Olympics will go ahead this summer. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/Getty/AFP

Dick Pound, a senior member of the International Olympic Committee, has said he “can’t be certain” that the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games will go ahead thi(...)

People walk around the Shinjuku neighborhood of Tokyo  after Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga announced a state of emergency. Photograph: AP Photo/Hiro Komae

Japan has declared a “soft” state of emergency in Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures after a steady rise in coronavirus cases raised fears of bre(...)

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