Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe is set to declare a month-long state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, two weeks after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were postponed until 2021 because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The opening day of Japan’s elite baseball league will not take place on April 24, as previously hoped, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Japanese Government is reportedly set to expand its domestic esports industry in collaboration with the country's private sector.
Tokyo recorded 63 new coronavirus cases today - its biggest daily increase yet - as the situation worsened in the Japanese capital.
Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has returned to the pool for the first time since she was diagnosed with leukaemia in February of last year.
Japan held the second of three national archery Olympic selection events in Kakegawa City as five men and five women progressed to the next stage amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan could slip into its worst economic period since the 2008 global financial crisis due to the impact of COVID-19, according to a chief economist.
Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Tarō Asō has claimed this year’s Olympics in Tokyo are "cursed" amid speculation and suggestions the Games will be postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe has claimed members of the G7 agreed to back a "complete" Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo on a video conference to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, but appeared to scale back his insistence that the event would go ahead as planned.
Leading Government spokesperson says no change to Tokyo 2020 plans despite WHO coronavirus pandemic declaration
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has said Japan will continue as planned to make preparations for this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, despite the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.
Mao Ichiyama and Suguru Osako have been named as the final members of Japan's marathon team for their home Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Ecuador stunned Japan in their Davis Cup qualifying tie, with the 18-nation line up for the Final now confirmed.
Cancelling the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games due to the coronavirus outbreak would reduce Japan’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth by 1.4 per cent, it is claimed in a new report.
Tokyo 2020 organisers have revealed that the special aircraft which will carry the Olympic flame to Japan is expected to fly from Tokyo International Airport to Athens on the morning of March 18.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld Hiromasa Fujimori's two-year doping ban, meaning the Japanese swimmer will miss his home Olympic Games.