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Tokyo Olympics: local fans may need to show vaccination proof or negative Covid test

Sports fans in Japan could be allowed to attend Olympic events in Tokyo this summer if they have proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19

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Japan expected to extend emergency Covid measures less than two months ahead of Olympics

Japan is expected to extend emergency coronavirus measures in Tokyo and several other regions by about three weeks, according to officials, as the country struggles

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Earwig and the Witch review – a disappointing CGI debut for Studio Ghibli

Eighty-year-old animation legend Hayao Miyazaki once described computer-generated imagery as “thin, shallow, fake”. Now Studio Ghibli has made its first ever fully CG feature, and

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Japan’s ruling party accused of violating Olympic charter over LGBT rights

Japan’s ruling party has been accused of violating the Olympic charter after it failed to approve a bill to protect the rights of the LGBT

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Tokyo Olympics: anger in Japan at IOC call to make ‘sacrifices’

The International Olympic Committee’s insistence that “sacrifices” must be made to ensure the Games go ahead in Tokyo regardless of the coronavirus situation in Japan

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Japan bullet train driver disciplined for leaving controls to go to toilet

A driver on one of Japan’s shinkansen bullet trains is facing disciplinary measures after he abandoned his cab to go to the toilet while the

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79,000 people flying in for Tokyo Olympics, Japanese media reports

Almost 80,000 Olympic officials, journalists and support staff will descend on Tokyo in July, according to media reports in Japan, as organisers press ahead with

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Kentaro Miura, creator of bestselling manga Berserk, dies aged 54

Kentaro Miura, creator of the long-running dark fantasy manga Berserk – one of the bestselling manga series ever written – has died at the age

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South Korea’s balancing act will test Biden’s plan to get tough with China

When the South Korean president goes to Washington DC on Friday, his discussions with Joe Biden about China will test the limits of the US