(NEW YORK) -- Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka will not compete in this year's Wimbledon, the second consecutive Grand Slam tournament she has missed due to what she has said are her mental health struggles. Osaka, who lives in the U.S. but plays for Japan, will... Read More.
(TOKYO) — With the postponed Tokyo Olympics set to kick off next month, it's still unclear if any fans will be in attendance to cheer on the elite athletes. The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has already ruled that spectators from abroad won't be allowed "due... Read More.
(TOKYO) — One of Japan's largest newspapers, which also happens to be a sponsor of the Tokyo Olympics, has now added its voice to the growing chorus of opposition for holding the summer games this year. The Asahi Shimbun newspaper, which is listed as an... Read More.
(TOKYO) -- The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers unveiled Wednesday a new set of "playbooks" for how they plan to hold a safe and successful Games in Tokyo this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. The latest version provided more details than the first edition... Read More.
(TOKYO) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has declared a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three other urban prefectures in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 ahead of the already-delayed Summer Olympics. During a national address Friday night, Suga announced that... Read More.
(TOKYO) -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to declare a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three other urban prefectures in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 ahead of the already-delayed Summer Olympics. The proposed measures were endorsed by a... Read More.
(TOKYO) -- With only a few months left to go before the Tokyo Olympics are set to begin, one of Japan’s top officials suggested that the games could be canceled or carried out without fans. “If it seems impossible to go on with the games,... Read More.
By LUKE BARR, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The ranking member on the Homeland Security Committee on Monday urged President Joe Biden to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.In a letter sent to Biden and obtained by ABC News, Republican New... Read More.
By MORGAN WINSOR and ANTHONY TROTTER, ABC News (TOKYO) -- The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee announced Thursday that Seiko Hashimoto has been appointed president, a week after the previous leader was forced to resign over sexist comments he made suggesting women talk too... Read More.
BY: ANTHONY TROTTER AND MORGAN WINSOR, ABC NEWS (TOKYO) — Japan launched its mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Wednesday, months after other major economies did so and amid concerns over whether the drive would inoculate enough people in time for the already-delayed Tokyo... Read More.
By ROSA SANCHEZ, ANTHONY TROTTER and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (TOKYO) -- Yoshiro Mori, the embattled president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, resigned Friday following backlash over sexist comments he made suggesting women talk too much in meetings."As of today,... Read More.