Japanese Baseball Team Offers Fans Antibody Tests

Japanese baseball team offers fans antibody tests

The Saitama Seibu Lions baseball team offered fans free coronavirus antibody tests before a game on Sunday.

A medical IT venture firm, Allm, provided the tests for the game against the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks at Seibu's home ground, the MetLife Dome.

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Olympic Water Polo Test Event To Be Canceled

Olympic water polo test event to be canceled

NHK has learned that a water polo test event for the Olympics scheduled to open on Saturday in Tokyo will be canceled.

Officials say relevant personnel are unable to travel to Japan for the event due to anti-coronavirus measures.

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Foreign Athletes To Join Some Olympic Test Events

Foreign athletes to join some Olympic test events

Preparations are underway to hold test events for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games starting next month, and five of the events are likely to include international athletes.

The purpose of the test events is to identify any problems by putting on events in the same venues where the Olympic Games will be held.

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Ski Jumper Takanashi Sets Podium Record

Ski jumper Takanashi sets podium record

Takanashi Sara has set the all-time record for podium finishes in World Cup ski jumping.

The Japanese star finished second in an event in Russia on Friday. She landed a pair of solid jumps, both 94.5 meters. Austria's Marita Kramer came first.

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Japan's Pro Baseball Season Kicks Off

Japan's pro baseball season kicks off

Japan's professional baseball teams started their regular season on Friday, with some anti-coronavirus measures in place and many foreign players absent.

The 12 teams of two leagues will return to a normal 143-game schedule this season, including 18 interleague games. Last season the number of games for each team was limited to 120 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Olympic Torch Relay Kicks Off In Fukushima

Olympic torch relay kicks off in Fukushima

The Olympic flame has begun its journey across Japan, after a year-long delay caused by the global pandemic.

This relay will be unlike any before it, traveling through all 47 prefectures, but under tight anti-coronavirus measures.

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Olympic Torch Relay Begins In Fukushima

Olympic torch relay begins in Fukushima

The Olympic torch started its journey across Japan on Thursday morning after a yearlong delay. That's because the Tokyo 2020 Games were postponed due to the global pandemic.

The torch relay will travel through all 47 prefectures and be carried out under tight anti-coronavirus measures.

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Tokyo Olympic Torch Relay Kicks Off

Tokyo Olympic torch relay kicks off

The Olympic torch started its journey across Japan on Thursday, one year after the Tokyo 2020 Games were postponed due to the coronavirus.

The torch relay will travel through all 47 prefectures and be carried out under tight anti-coronavirus measures.

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Olympic Torch Relay Kicking Off

Olympic torch relay kicking off

After a yearlong delay, the Olympic flame is starting its journey across Japan on Thursday. The torch relay will be carried out under tight anti-coronavirus measures through all 47 prefectures.

The relay is scheduled to start from the national training center, called J-Village, in Fukushima Prefecture. It was the base for dealing with the decontamination work of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

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Olympic Torch Relay To Start On Thursday

Olympic torch relay to start on Thursday

A symbol of the Olympics is about to start its journey across Japan on Thursday with the goal of traveling from Fukushima Prefecture, around the country, and finally to Tokyo. The torch relay will pass through all 47 prefectures in the country.

The relay is scheduled to start from the national training center, J-Village, in Fukushima Prefecture. The site served as the base for dealing with the decontamination work of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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Japan Seeks Limits On Olympic Delegations

Japan seeks limits on Olympic delegations

As overseas spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan for this summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games amid public concern over the coronavirus, Tokyo is also asking foreign governments to limit the number of staff accompanying dignitaries viewing the Games.

Heads of state and government are expected to travel to Japan for the opening and closing ceremonies. Among them are President Emmanuel Macron of France, which will host the 2024 Games in Paris.

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Overseas Fans Not Allowed To Attend Tokyo Olympics

Overseas fans not allowed to attend Tokyo Olympics

Top officials responsible for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics say overseas spectators won't be allowed to attend the Games due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tokyo 2020 President Hashimoto Seiko said, "Countries around the world, including Japan, are strictly restricting cross-border travel. The current situation makes it difficult to guarantee free entry into Japan from abroad this summer."

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Olympic Decision Sparks Disappointment

Olympic decision sparks disappointment

News that overseas spectators are not allowed to attend the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will leave many people disappointed.

Kyla Gardner and her partner live in Australia. They spent 3,000 dollars on tickets, with plans to see 13 different events.

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