'Tokyo will turn into a Petri dish by having so many people coming from around the world,' Yamamoto said. 'We should notify the International Olympic Committee that Tokyo cannot hold the event safely.'
Tokyo Olympics organisers to skip one-year countdown event because of COVID-19 pandemic, says report
Organisers of the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics have decided not to hold a large scale event marking the one year countdown to the Games because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 still on track, reassures Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as coronavirus pandemic casts shadow
Japan is still preparing to host the Olympics, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday, despite rising global concern about the viability of the Summer Games due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Governor Yuriko Koike vows thorough measures to combat coronavirus during torch relay through Japan
Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike’s comments came after Greece’s Olympic Committee on Friday cancelled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay through the country to avoid attracting crowds that could raise the risk of virus contagion.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan must have plans in case Games are cancelled or postponed, says ruling party leader Shigeru Ishiba
Japan must brainstorm plans for dealing with cancelled or postponed Tokyo Olympic Games, even if that is unlikely, said Shigeru Ishiba, a ruling party heavyweight seen as a leading candidate to be the next prime minister.
Tokyo organisers have repeatedly said there are no plans to cancel the Olympics. That position has been repeated by the Switzerland-based International Olympic Committee
Tokyo Olympics 2020 CEO Toshiro Mutoh says cost for hosting Games will not exceed budgeted estimates
Tokyo Olympics organisers sought to reassure Japan’s public that the cost for hosting the Games will not exceed budgeted estimates, amid worries over possible overruns caused partly by late venue switches for the marathon and walking events.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Audit reports suggests showpiece event to cost more than organisers claim of $12.6 billion
The audit lists an added $9.7 billion (1.06 trillion yen) it says are Olympic-related costs that have not been included. Organisers argue that many of these costs are not tied directly to the Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Marathon courses finalised after extended delay, set to consist of three loops in Sapporo
The International Olympic Committee unilaterally moved the marathons and race walks out of Tokyo because of the summer heat, which angered Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike
Tokyo Olympics 2020: IOC defends plan to move marathon, race walks events to Sapporo to avoid summer heat of Japanese capital
The 1964 Tokyo Olympics were held in October to avoid the heat of the summer and the issue has quickly become the major headache for organisers
IPC chief Andrew Parsons hopes Tokyo Paralympics 2020 will change perception towards disability in Japanese society
Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), hopes Tokyo 2020 will spark a change in perceptions of people with disabilities in Japan.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Estimated costs increase four-fold to hit $25 billion mark, expected to rise steadily after 2018
The Tokyo Olympics are following a long known trend by going way above their estimated budget, with costs currently projected at $25 billion and expected to rise steadily after 2018.
Tokyo Olympics organisers sweat over ways to combat possible heatwave in 2020 after scorching summer
As Tokyo melts in a record-breaking heatwave, Olympic organisers are looking at ways to combat the heat when the 2020 Games rolls into town in two years.
The Tokyo Olympics has set a number of environmental goals for itself as it aims to inspire environmental stability in the rest of Japan by becoming an example.
Japan election: Shinzo Abe may have won majority but has failed to win hearts of voters, say political analysts
Shinzo Abe may have seized a majority in Japan's parliament but he has failed to win the hearts and minds of voters suspicious of his nationalist instincts
Media polls indicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition will handily win a general election on Sunday.
Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe's coalition set to win by two-thirds majority in general election next week, says report
Shinzo Abe’s coalition is set for a roughly two-thirds majority in Sunday’s general election, a survey showed, as its rival led by Yuriko Koike appeared to lose momentum
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on track for a landslide win in Japan's upcoming election, the latest survey suggested on Monday, as a new party founded by Tokyo's popular governor loses momentum
Japan snap election: Shinzo Abe, Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike draw battle lines on North Korea, tax reform and nuclear power
Election campaigning began in earnest in Japan on Tuesday with conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aiming to shake off suspected cronyism scandals and repulse the challenge f
Shinzo Abe dissolves Parliament: Japan PM will run against Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike in 22 October polls
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament Thursday, effectively kicking off a national election campaign where he faces an unexpected and formidable challenge from the popular governor of Tokyo.