Holding Tokyo Olympics in 2021 ‘difficult’, Japan medical association chief warns

Yoshitake Yokokura is the latest expert to cast doubt on plans to hold the Games in Tokyo next year The head of the Japan Medical Association( JMA) has added his enunciate to speculation that the Tokyo Olympics , now due…

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Coronavirus: two deaths in Wuhan thought to be first of foreign nationals

US citizen, 60, died of virus, while Japan says citizen who died had evidences of virus A US national in China has become the first native confirmed to have died from the new coronavirus, while a Japanese man too died…

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Carlos Ghosn prepares to speak as Japan comes to terms with saviour who fled

Wife rejects reports husband escaped inside an instrument case as world awaits detailed explanation from fugitive The world will have to wait until next week for what could be the only definitive accounting of how Japan months away he was…

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‘It’s fine not to do it their way’: Bret McKenzie on home, Hollywood and the oddness of fame

The Flight of the Conchords star, who is guest curating the New Zealand festival, is an indication of his busines and the cost of compromise Although he’s one of Wellington’s best-known pop ethnic exports- as a musician, songwriter, performer and…

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BTS K-pop band members must do military service, South Korea says

Countrys football aces ought to have exempted but culture department says first member of group must enroll next year They may be South Korea’s most successful racial export and the first top the US album auctions plots, but BTS must…

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Thai king fires royal guards for ‘adultery’ as purges continue

Purges, which come after royal consort was deprived of her entitlements, offer rare glimpse into the palace Thailand’s king has sacked four sovereign wards, two of them for “adultery”, in a fresh waving of palace purgings a week after his…

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‘Mommy don’t go to work’: sexist children’s song prompts outcry in China

Lyrics by little-known musician and comedian Yan Lifei drive viral for all the incorrect reasons A father-daughter duo who performed a song designation:” Mommy, don’t go to work” in China has caused outburst online from parents and feminists. The song,…

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Captured by North Korea: former abductee puts faith in Trumps nuclear talks

Kaoru Hasuike devote 24 times in the northern part before he was secreted. He hopes diplomacy can shed light on the fate of eight Japanese citizens still missing It was supposed to have been a quiet date on the beach…

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Capital in waiting: trepidation in corner of Borneo earmarked as the new Jakarta

Plan formally announced in August will see 1.5 million people move to brand-new asset, but both residents and conservationists have conveyed deep concerns Sugio’s orchard is his life’s work and a great source of pride for the 79 -year-old resident…

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Hong Kong protests: demonstrators build fire near police headquarters

Police use water cannon and teargas to disperse protesters Protesters in Hong Kong have piled hindrances and other debris across a business street and named small-minded volleys after a retreat from outside government headquarters. Demonstrators dragged bleachers, chainlink fencings, traffic…

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