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People walk past a banner with the logo of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games hanging from the wall of the Tokyo Metropolitan City Hall. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Japan is poised to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and two other regions amid a surge in coronavirus cases just three months before the start of(...)

 Shane Ryan: is now selected for the 100m backstroke for Tokyo, a place in the final certainly within reach of the 27-year-old. Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The world is very different now. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to the Tokyo Olympics will light our country and all who serve it.(...)

Local residents release lanterns for earthquake and tsunami victims in Koriyama, Fukushima prefecture on Thursday, the 10th anniversary of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake which triggered a tsunami and nuclear disaster. Photograph: STR/Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

Ten years after the March 2011 meltdowns and explosions at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear power plant, only one third of the 160,000 who fled their homes(...)

The main street of Namie in Fukushima prefecture. Just 1,200 of its 21,000 residents have so far returned. Photograph:   Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images

Ten years ago, Katsunobu Sakurai began another working day as mayor of Minamisoma, a small coastal city with roughly the same population as Galway. By(...)

The Japanese government has concluded that welcoming fans from abroad would not be possible, according to reports in Japan. Photograph: Getty Images

Japan has decided to stage this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics without overseas spectators due to concern among the Japanese public about Co(...)

Located on the east coast of England, Sizewell C is to contain two reactor units generating 3,340MW of power, enough for about six million homes. Stock image: iStock

The Government has said it is satisfied a proposed €22.5 billion nuclear power plant in the UK does not pose a threat to Ireland. The Irish public h(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe arrives at his office in Tokyo on Monday. Abe announced on Saturday that he will resign, ending his record-breaking tenure in a bombshell development that kicks off a leadership race in the world’s third-largest economy. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/ AFP via Getty Images

When Shinzo Abe retook office as prime minister in 2012, Japan’s economy was in the doldrums after decades of stagnation and the twin crises of the 20(...)

The Olympic flame is displayed outside Fukushima railway station. Tokyo 2020 is postponed until 2021, but will still be called Tokyo 2020. Photograph: Philip Fong/AFP

Image of the week: Tokyo Story The Olympic flame, displayed here in Fukushima ahead of the since-abandoned torch relay, will stay in Japan until the (...)

A man carries damaged goods by the floods in Nagano, Japan on Tuesday. Photograph:  EPA/Jiji Press Japan

The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly gr(...)

The vessel is a floating nuclear reactor, a portable power plant designed to supply electricity to areas disconnected from the grid, with an eye on export opportunities in developing countries

On Friday, three tugs will tow the Akademik Lomonosov barge out of Murmansk to begin a 5,000km voyage to a remote port on the other side of Russia’s A(...)

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