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‘We must avoid a situation in which the Olympics was held but the medical system collapsed,’ Hironori Sagara, director of Showa University Hospital says. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Japan has carried out a threat to publicly shame people not complying with coronavirus border control measures, releasing the names of three people wh(...)

The Tokyo Olympics were rescheduled from 2020 to 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The event is set to start on July 23rd. File photograph: EPA

Japan has declared a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three western prefectures amid scepticism it will be enough to curb a rapid coronavirus re(...)

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(...)

 A Taiwanese soldier on a tank during a military exercise. Senior US officials fear that China is flirting with the idea of seizing control of Taiwan. Photograph: Getty Images

China has stepped up its military posturing around Taiwan over the past week, a trend that is set to fuel growing concerns that Beijing might move clo(...)

Some habits learned during the pandemic may be worth holding on to. Photograph: iStock

Looking back on the past year, lockdowns and pandemic restrictions forced many people to start new routines. Work commutes disappeared for many. Fitne(...)

Women walk in heavy rain as Typhoon Haishen hits Kagoshima, Kagoshima prefecture on Sunday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Typhoon Haishen drew closer to Japan’s southern mainland on Sunday, cutting power and prompting authorities to recommend evacuation and warn of potent(...)

Keeping hens is so much more than the luxury of breakfasting on homegrown eggs. Photograph: Getty

Few things in life are more satisfying than taking a stroll to a hen house and scooping up warm, freshly laid eggs. When I was pregnant with our first(...)

File image of Dr Anthony Fauci with US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Samuel Corum/The New York Times

US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci on Wednesday called the White House effort to discredit him “bizarre” and urged an end to the divisivene(...)

People take pictures on rocks next to the docked Westerdam cruise ship in Sihanoukville, Cambodia on Tuesday as authorities checked if any passengers that remained could have the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photograph: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP  via Getty Images)

Two Irish-German passengers who were on board the Princess Diamond cruise ship, currently docked off Yokahama, Japan, have tested positive for the cor(...)

Citizens demonstrate against new US military base construction in Henoko. Over 70% of voters refused such base building in the February, 2019 referendum. Photograph: Jinhee Lee/Sopa Images/LightRocket via Getty

Would Northern Ireland’s civil rights movement ever have secured equal rights for nationalists if it wasn’t for the IRA’s armed campaign? Come to that(...)

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