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Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon 2021, 'excited' to play at Tokyo Olympics
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Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon 2021, 'excited' to play at Tokyo Olympics

Women's world No. 2 Naomi Osaka has pulled out of this year's Wimbledon and has shifted her focus on the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

India to favour discussions on 'vaccine passports' with greater focus on vaccine equity
International

India to favour discussions on 'vaccine passports' with greater focus on vaccine equity

While countries like Japan deciding to issue "vaccine passports" as proof of immunisation for its citizens travelling abroad, India on Thursday said that it will favour discussion with a greater focus on vaccine equity, since many developing nations are yet to inoculate a large per cent of their population.

With eye on China, Japan calls for peace, stability across Taiwan Strait
International

With eye on China, Japan calls for peace, stability across Taiwan Strait

Japan on Wednesday underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, one of the most heavily policed strips of water in the world.

China gets veiled rebuke from Japan, Australia over 'economic coercion'
International

China gets veiled rebuke from Japan, Australia over 'economic coercion'

In a veiled rebuke against China's assertive behaviour in connection with trade with Australia, Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on Sunday expressed strong opposition to "economic coercion".

Japan, Canada 'gravely concerned' over attempts to shift East China Sea's status quo
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Japan, Canada 'gravely concerned' over attempts to shift East China Sea's status quo

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Sunday expressed grave concerns over any attempts to force a shift in the status quo in the East China Sea.

Japan's lower house adopts resolution condemning military coup in Myanmar
International

Japan's lower house adopts resolution condemning military coup in Myanmar

Japan's lower house has adopted a resolution condemning the February 1 military coup in Myanmar and urged the country to return to democratic rule.

Tokyo Olympics: Political boycotts of sporting events disrespectful, says IOC Chief
Other Sports

Tokyo Olympics: Political boycotts of sporting events disrespectful, says IOC Chief

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach believes that political boycotts of sporting events are both disrespectful and run against the Games' mission.

Tokyo Olympics: Organisers say around 10,000 volunteers have quit
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Tokyo Olympics: Organisers say around 10,000 volunteers have quit

With just 50 days to go for the games, around 10,000 of 80,000 volunteers slated to help organisers during the Tokyo Olympics have quit amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Myanmar: Schools reopen with low attendance as teachers, students continue protest against military
International

Myanmar: Schools reopen with low attendance as teachers, students continue protest against military

Primary schools in Myanmar, which reopened on Tuesday, have reported low attendance as teachers and students continue to protest against the military coup on February 1.

Son of detained Japan-based Chinese historian calls for release of his father
International

Son of detained Japan-based Chinese historian calls for release of his father

The eldest son of a prominent Chinese historian who taught at a university in Japan's Hokkaido and is currently detained by Chinese authorities on suspicion of espionage is calling for his father to be released, Kyodo News reported.

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