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No Cheers: Tokyo Olympic Village Considering Ban on Alcohol
June 10, 2021

No Cheers: Tokyo Olympic Village Considering Ban on Alcohol

By Stephen Wade
These are going to be the "no cheers" Olympics, with testing and vaccinations taking priority over fun and games.

Japan’s Pre-Olympics Vaccine Push Looks To Be Too Late
June 05, 2021

Japan’s Pre-Olympics Vaccine Push Looks To Be Too Late

By Mari Yamaguchi
Even optimistic estimates suggest at least 70 percent of Japan’s population will remain unvaccinated as of the Olympics’ opening day.
Will the Tokyo Olympics Go Ahead?
June 03, 2021

Will the Tokyo Olympics Go Ahead?

By Thisanka Siripala
Public opinion has hardened against the Tokyo Olympics as Japan struggles to curb the latest outbreak of COVID-19 in time for the tournament.

Japan Set to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Program For Elderly
May 13, 2021

Japan Set to Accelerate COVID-19 Vaccine Program For Elderly

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan will step up efforts to complete the vaccination of its elderly population by the end of July.

IOC, Tokyo Olympics to Unveil Rule Book for Beating Pandemic
January 27, 2021

IOC, Tokyo Olympics to Unveil Rule Book for Beating Pandemic

By Associated Press
Japanese opinion polls that show 80 percent of those surveyed think the Olympics should be canceled or postponed.

Official Costs of Tokyo Olympics Up by 22% to $15.4 billion
December 23, 2020

Official Costs of Tokyo Olympics Up by 22% to $15.4 billion

By Associated Press
The Olympics are to open on July 23, 2021.

After the Virus: Japan’s Painful Economic Recovery
July 01, 2020

After the Virus: Japan’s Painful Economic Recovery

By Anthony Fensom
Anticipation of an economic windfall in 2020 has fallen flat, but there’s still hope for the post-COVID future.
Japan Medical Association: Tokyo Olympics Difficult Without Vaccine
April 28, 2020

Japan Medical Association: Tokyo Olympics Difficult Without Vaccine

By Associated Press
Japan and the International Olympic Committee had agreed to postpone the Tokyo Games until July 23, 2021, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo Has No ‘Plan B’ for Another Olympic Postponement
April 14, 2020

Tokyo Has No ‘Plan B’ for Another Olympic Postponement

By Associated Press
Organizers are proceeding under the assumption the Olympics will open on July 23, 2021.

With Olympics Pushed Back, Tokyo Braces for Coronavirus Spread
March 25, 2020

With Olympics Pushed Back, Tokyo Braces for Coronavirus Spread

By Mina Pollmann
Japan's capital is preparing hospital beds and mulling the possibility of a lockdown.

Olympic Flame Lands in Japan as Doubts Grow Over Tokyo Games
March 20, 2020

Olympic Flame Lands in Japan as Doubts Grow Over Tokyo Games

By Associated Press
Even if the Olympics and Paralympics don't start as scheduled, the burning flame could be used as a symbol and a rallying point for the Japanese public.
Downtown Tokyo’s Homeless Fear Removal Ahead of Olympics
January 23, 2020

Downtown Tokyo’s Homeless Fear Removal Ahead of Olympics

By Associated Press
Like the United States, Japan has a relatively high poverty rate for a wealthy nation. 

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