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Tokyo: Capital of Japan
Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis , is the capital and most populous prefecture of Japan. Located at the head of Tokyo Bay, the prefecture forms part of the Kantō region on the central Pacific coast of Japan's main island, Honshu. Tokyo is the political and economic center of the country, as well as the seat of the Emperor and the national government. The Greater Tokyo Area is the largest urban economy and the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents as of 2018.

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Japan seeks to end Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes $930 bln stimulus [Video]

Japan seeks to end Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes $930 bln stimulus

Japan is expected to lift its state of emergency over Tokyo, as it eyes a fresh stimulus relief package worth nearly $930 billion. Gloria Tso reports.

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Tackling, sparring allowed in next stage for Britain's elite athletes [Video]

Tackling, sparring allowed in next stage for Britain's elite athletes

Soccer players will be able to tackle in close-contact training, and boxers spar with partners, as Britain's elite athletes take next step in returning to live sport

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Japan sinks into recession, worst yet to come [Video]

Japan sinks into recession, worst yet to come

Japan has slipped into recession for the first time in four and a half years, putting the nation on course for its deepest postwar slump as the global health crisis continues taking a heavy toll on..

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"We don't know how Olympics money will be spent" - Tokyo 2020 CEO [Video]

"We don't know how Olympics money will be spent" - Tokyo 2020 CEO

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says it's not clear how Olympics money will be spent.

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Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000m title defense [Video]

Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000m title defense

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 could work to his advantage. The Briton has switched from the road back to the track and is fully focused on..

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Shanghai Disneyland reopens after three months closure due to conoravirus [Video]

Shanghai Disneyland reopens after three months closure due to conoravirus

While Mickey Mouse joined familiar Disney characters welcoming the crowds, the Shanghai experience will not be as it was: Instead of parades and fireworks, there are mandatory masks, temperature..

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Tokyo Games could be 'greatest ever', says IOC's Coates [Video]

Tokyo Games could be 'greatest ever', says IOC's Coates

Senior IOC official John Coates says that next year's delayed Tokyo Olympics could be "amongst the greatest Games ever".

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Booze bonanza for shops masks drinking downturn [Video]

Booze bonanza for shops masks drinking downturn

Store sales of alcohol have boomed during lockdowns, but with bars and restaurants shut the drinks industry isn't celebrating. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Beaumont re-elected as World Rugby chairman [Video]

Beaumont re-elected as World Rugby chairman

Bill Beaumont retains his position as the chairman of World Rugby after defeating Agustin Pichot in the first round of voting.

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Tokyo opens robot hotels for COVID-19 patients [Video]

Tokyo opens robot hotels for COVID-19 patients

Tokyo Metropolitan Government opened a hotel with robots for coronavirus patients with lighter symptoms that do not need hospital treatment on Friday (May 1).

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Japan's Abe says impossible to hold Olympics unless pandemic contained [Video]

Japan's Abe says impossible to hold Olympics unless pandemic contained

Abe says Olympics can not take place unless coronavirus is containes

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IOC's Coates says Tokyo Games not contingent on COVID-19 vaccine [Video]

IOC's Coates says Tokyo Games not contingent on COVID-19 vaccine

Coates says that the Tokyo Olympics are not contingent on the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus

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Children in lockdown draw what they miss most [Video]

Children in lockdown draw what they miss most

Children confined to their homes under lockdown are drawing what they miss most - friends at school, grandparents, football and green open spaces.

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Japan hasn't agreed on additional costs for Olympics delay-Suga [Video]

Japan hasn't agreed on additional costs for Olympics delay-Suga

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Japan has not agreed to shoulder the additional costs for the postponement of the 2020 Olympics.

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Carter announces he is leaving Japan's Kobe Steelers [Video]

Carter announces he is leaving Japan's Kobe Steelers

Three-times world player of the year Dan Carter announced he is leaving Japanese top league side Kobe Steelers in an Instagram post on Friday.

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Tokyo Games must focus on 'must haves' to cut costs - Coates [Video]

Tokyo Games must focus on 'must haves' to cut costs - Coates

IOC Coordination Commission chief John Coates says Olympics organisers must reduce costs related to the postponed Tokyo Games by focusing on the "must-haves".

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Argentine Pichot announces bid for top job in World Rugby [Video]

Argentine Pichot announces bid for top job in World Rugby

Former Argentina captain Agustin Pichot announces he will stand against World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont in this month's election.

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Olympic organisers aiming for July 23 2021 start, but aware it is dependent on controlling the coronavirus first [Video]

Olympic organisers aiming for July 23 2021 start, but aware it is dependent on controlling the coronavirus first

Tokyo Olympic organisers are focusing on a July 23 2021 start for the Games, but realise that it is possible the coronavirus may not be under control in time.

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Coronavirus Rates Jump In Tokyo [Video]

Coronavirus Rates Jump In Tokyo

Reuters says that Tokyo reported 144 coronavirus infections on Wednesday. According to the City's Governor, Yuriko Koike, it is the city's biggest daily jump since the start of the pandemic. 98 people..

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Stocks slide as hopes for virus crisis exit fade [Video]

Stocks slide as hopes for virus crisis exit fade

Global stocks turned negative again Wednesday as hopes waned for an early end to the global crisis in key markets. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Priority is health - British Paralympic Association on postponed Games [Video]

Priority is health - British Paralympic Association on postponed Games

Dr Tom Paulson, head of performance for the British Paralympic Association and the English Institute of Sport, says that health must be the priority, despite the postponement of the 2020 Paralympic..

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Leitch fears Japan failing to build on World Cup heroics [Video]

Leitch fears Japan failing to build on World Cup heroics

Japan's fairytale run to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals was a highlight of last year's tournament but with the afterglow all but gone and a coronavirus pandemic forcing the world of sports to a..

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Japan "on the brink" of emergency as it tries to contain virus [Video]

Japan "on the brink" of emergency as it tries to contain virus

Japan will ban entry to foreigners from 73 countries and ask everyone arriving from abroad to quarantine themselves for two weeks as it struggles to contain the coronavirus. Edward Baran reports.

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Tokyo May Keep Schools Closed Through May [Video]

Tokyo May Keep Schools Closed Through May

Public broadcaster NHK said Tokyo may keep city-operated schools closed through early May. According to Reuters, the news comes after Japan’s capital hit a daily record of 78 coronavirus cases. The..

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