Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said he will invite United States President Joe Biden to attend the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Less than 24 hours before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay is due to begin at the J-Village national football training centre in Fukushima, Japan’s 2011 FIFA World Cup-winning captain Homare Sawa has been forced to withdraw through illness.
A week is a long time in a pandemic.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has vowed to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control "as soon as possible", while reiterating his determination to host the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games this year.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has spoken of his desire to hold talks with senior North Korean officials at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as he seeks a diplomatic settlement over the abduction of his country’s citizens.
Tokyo has reported a record daily number of coronavirus cases as Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga appears set to announce a state of emergency in several areas of the country tomorrow.
And so Summer Olympic and Paralympic year has dawned. For the second year running.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is poised to make a decision on whether or not to implement a new state of emergency in Tokyo on Thursday (January 7), as calls for him to take action against rising coronavirus infection rates grow.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said the Government is considering a new state of emergency as daily COVID-19 cases remain high with just 200 days to go until the opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has again promised the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this year will be "safe and secure" as he considers initiating a state of emergency in the country to combat rising COVID-19 infection rates.
The Japanese Minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Seiko Hashimoto, has faced criticism for breaking COVID-19 guidelines after attending a group dinner with over five people.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has denied the need for another state of emergency in the Olympic host country despite the rising levels of COVID-19 cases.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga claimed he would "spare no effort" in organising a "safe and secure" Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo next year.
World Karate Federation (WKF) general secretary Toshihisa Nagura has met with the new Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihide Suga, to discuss the situation of sport globally and the WKF's plans for the future.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is set to embark on a trip to Tokyo which will see him meet officials including Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike.