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MOMO-5, a rocket by private Japanese firm fails to reach space, faces malfunction
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MOMO-5, a rocket by private Japanese firm fails to reach space, faces malfunction

Due to some malfunction when it reached the point of maximum aerodynamic pressure, the rocket could not launch and crashed into the Pacific Ocean.

Formula 1: Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan races cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Formula 1: Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan races cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

This year’s Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japanese Formula One Grands Prix have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said on Friday.

FIFA to choose from three bids for hosting 2023 women's World Cup
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FIFA to choose from three bids for hosting 2023 women's World Cup

World soccer’s governing body FIFA will decide on which of three bids will host the next women’s World Cup, to be held in 2023, during an online meeting of its ruling council on 25 June.

Coronavirus Outbreak: IOC in talks with insurers over compensation for postponed Tokyo Olympics
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Coronavirus Outbreak: IOC in talks with insurers over compensation for postponed Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is in talks with insurers over being compensated for the postponed Tokyo Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan to explore 'simplified' Games to avoid outright cancellation, says report
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan to explore 'simplified' Games to avoid outright cancellation, says report

Japan will consider various options such as having fewer spectators and mandatory coronavirus testing for next year's Olympics

Coronavirus Outbreak: Nagoya Grampus forward Mu Kanazaki tests positive for COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Nagoya Grampus forward Mu Kanazaki tests positive for COVID-19

Nagoya Grampus forward Mu Kanazaki has tested positive for the coronavirus.

George Floyd death: Tennis star Naomi Osaka adds voice to US protests
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George Floyd death: Tennis star Naomi Osaka adds voice to US protests

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has added her voice to protests over the death of an African-American man in US police custody, criticising people for tweeting more about lootings than his death.

Expanding G7: India should see Donald Trump's suggestion as an opportunity, not a geopolitical curveball that might upset China
World

Expanding G7: India should see Donald Trump's suggestion as an opportunity, not a geopolitical curveball that might upset China

The India-US security cooperation and strategic collaboration are all set to tighten, and we may see a more explicit reflection of this geopolitical reality driven by the hostile behaviour of an expansionist and revisionist power in China.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Japan to cancel first MotoGP round since 1986; October race called off
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Japan to cancel first MotoGP round since 1986; October race called off

MotoGP is hoping to begin racing in Spain, which usually hosts four rounds of the championship, at the southern Jerez circuit in July

Japan's J-League to restart on 4 July after four-month delay; matches to be played in empty stadiums
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Japan's J-League to restart on 4 July after four-month delay; matches to be played in empty stadiums

Executives from Japan’s top football clubs voted to resume the season after restrictions were lifted across the country this week

Coronavirus Outbreak: Japan's J-League set to resume without fans after PM Shinzo Abe lifts state of emergency, says report
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Japan's J-League set to resume without fans after PM Shinzo Abe lifts state of emergency, says report

Japan's J-League started its season on 21 February but was forced to stop play a few days later due to coronavirus pandemic

Japanese government gives up on gaining approval for Avigan after study show no evidence of efficacy in COVID-19
World

Japanese government gives up on gaining approval for Avigan after study show no evidence of efficacy in COVID-19

Concerns remain about Avigan, known generically as favipiravir, as it has been shown to cause birth defects in animal studies.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Japanese baseball season to commence from 19 June with matches to be played behind closed doors
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Japanese baseball season to commence from 19 June with matches to be played behind closed doors

Japan’s professional baseball season will open on 19 June under a plan that excludes fans.

Coronavirus Outbreak: IOC member John Coates says Tokyo Games face 'real problems' due to COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: IOC member John Coates says Tokyo Games face 'real problems' due to COVID-19

Tokyo Games organisers face real problems staging the Olympics next year as coronavirus infections continue to soar, senior international Olympic official John Coates said.

Donald Trump says 'considering' hosting G7 at Camp David; world leaders remain diplomatic, but experts call proposal fanciful
World

Donald Trump says 'considering' hosting G7 at Camp David; world leaders remain diplomatic, but experts call proposal fanciful

The United States currently holds the presidency of the group of industrialized nations, which also include Germany, Japan, France, Britain, Canada and Italy.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Japan film theatres screen Hollywood classics Ben Hur, Bonnie and Clyde as cinemas reopen
Entertainment

Coronavirus Outbreak: Japan film theatres screen Hollywood classics Ben Hur, Bonnie and Clyde as cinemas reopen

East of Eden (1955), Bonnie and Clyde (1969) and The Towering Inferno (1974) are among the titles playing, after Japan chain Toho Cinemas reopened 10 of its 66 theatres in areas deemed relatively safe from the coronavirus.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari claims coronavirus not natural and came 'from a laboratory': Report
India

Union minister Nitin Gadkari claims coronavirus not natural and came 'from a laboratory': Report

Nitin Gadkari was speaking in the aftermath of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman's announcements for small businesses.

Mike Pompeo holds video conference with counterparts from India, Brazil, four other nations, discusses international cooperation, accountability over COVID-19
World

Mike Pompeo holds video conference with counterparts from India, Brazil, four other nations, discusses international cooperation, accountability over COVID-19

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has discussed with his counterparts from India, Australia, Brazil, Israel, Japan and South Korea the importance of international cooperation, transparency, and accountability in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and in addressing its causes

Toyota Motor Corp sees 80% profit drop as coronavirus pandemic wipes $14 billion off car sales
Business

Toyota Motor Corp sees 80% profit drop as coronavirus pandemic wipes $14 billion off car sales

Toyota Motor Corp said on Tuesday it expects profit to drop by 80 percent to its lowest in nine years, as Japan’s biggest automaker grapples with the impact of the novel coronavirus which has sapped global demand for vehicles

Honda Motor Co posts $276 mn loss in March quarter due to coronavirus, lockdown; sales decline 15%
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Honda Motor Co posts $276 mn loss in March quarter due to coronavirus, lockdown; sales decline 15%

Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. sank deeper into losses for the fiscal quarter that ended in March, as the damage to the industry from the coronavirus outbreak hurt sales and crimped production