New York officials have begged for health care reinforcements, saying up to a million more workers are needed to fight coronavirus, while the World Health Organisation warned that the pandemic is far from over in Asia as the worldwide toll passed 800,000.
A spike in Tokyo’s coronavirus cases following the postponement of the Olympics has raised questions as to whether Japan purposely understated the extent of the outbreak in the hope the Games would run as scheduled.
Japan’s state visit to the UK in May has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Buckingham Palace has announced.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the country is hopeful of hosting the Olympics this summer “without a hitch”.
The flame for the Tokyo Olympics has been lit at the birthplace of the ancient games in a pared-down ceremony because of the coronavirus.
Work to deal with contaminated water at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant continues as the Olympic Games approach.
Phil Neville called for striker Ellen White to be given the respect she deserves after she came off the bench to fire England to SheBelieves Cup victory over Japan.
Ellen White came off the bench to fire England to SheBelieves Cup victory over Japan in New Jersey.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Japan has been postponed so both countries can fight the coronavirus outbreak, Japan’s chief government spokesman has said.
South Korea’s viral outbreak has surged and millions of children in Japan have stayed home from school as officials wrestled with the coronavirus epidemic in more than 60 countries.
Popstar Anne-Marie has apologised for the “hurt” caused by her appearance on ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway after presenters Ant and Dec wore headbands emblazoned with the Japanese Rising Sun flag during a martial arts performance.
A Japanese vice minister for justice is heading to Lebanon for talks on the case of former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn.
Japan will close schools nationwide to help control the spread of the coronavirus.
A British couple diagnosed with coronavirus on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship have said they are being well looked after in a Japanese hospital.
The fictional captain of hit TV show The Love Boat was among those sending a video encouraging passengers on the quarantined Princess Diamond cruise liner to “hang in there”.
About 500 passengers have left the Diamond Princess cruise ship at the end of a two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread of coronavirus among passengers and crew.
New coronavirus cases in China continued to fall on Wednesday, with 1,749 more infections and 136 additional deaths as the top official in the outbreak’s epicentre vowed to find and isolate every infected patient in the city by day’s end.
Hundreds of passengers began leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday after the end of a much-criticised two-week quarantine that failed to stop the spread the coronavirus among passengers and crew.
Two charter flights carrying American cruise ship passengers from Japan have landed at military bases in California and Texas.
A group of Americans have cut short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo, to be flown back to the US.
Japan has announced its first death from a new coronavirus from China, hours after confirming 44 more cases on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo.
Nissan, reeling from a scandal over its former superstar executive Carlos Ghosn, sank into the red in the latest quarter as its vehicle sales fell around the world, and the Japanese carmaker slashed its profit forecast for the year.
Passengers and crew on board a quarantined cruise ship have told how their days are filled with a mixture of fear, surprising moments of levity and boredom.
Nissan has filed a civil suit seeking 10 billion yen (91 million US dollars) in damages from the Japanese carmaker’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn.
Scientists have discovered life in tiny bubbles in so-called flammable ice, providing a “tantalising clue” about the existence of life on other planets.
Tokyo Olympics organisers have said they are increasingly concerned about the disruption the fast-spreading virus in China is causing ahead of the Games, which open in just under six months.
Two Britons are among thousands who have been quarantined on board a cruise ship in Japan after 10 passengers tested positive for coronavirus.
A Briton quarantined onboard a cruise ship in Japan amid coronavirus fears, said the ship resembles a “ghost town”, with most of the 3,000-strong passengers choosing to remain holed up in their staterooms.
Experts will meet again on Thursday to decide whether to declare an international public health emergency over China’s coronavirus, which has killed more than a dozen people in the country and closed down the city where it is thought to have originated.
Japan’s environment minister became father to a boy and is going ahead with his planned paternity leave, still a rarity in Japan where men are under pressure to put work before family.