Olympic Flame To Travel Japan Without Torch Relay

Olympic flame to travel Japan without torch relay

NHK has learned that the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee has decided not to hold a torch relay, but will instead use a lantern to carry the Olympic flame across Japan.

Officials close to the matter say the committee decided that the torch relay won't come until it reaches a final conclusion with the International Olympic Committee on whether or not to postpone the Games.

Grand Sumo Tournament Opens Without Spectators

Grand Sumo Tournament opens without spectators

The Spring Grand Sumo Tournament opened on Sunday in Osaka, western Japan, without spectators as part of measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Wrestlers and stable masters arrived at the gymnasium by car or taxi. They were told to refrain from using trains, buses and other public transportation to avoid catching the virus.

Sumo Tourney To Be Held Without Spectators

Sumo tourney to be held without spectators

Officials from the Japan Sumo Association have decided that the spring tournament in Osaka starting on March 8 will be held without any spectators. They took the decision as part of efforts to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

The members of the association's board meeting have been discussing two options, holding it without any spectators or completely canceling it.

23 Passengers Released Without Being Tested

23 passengers released without being tested

Japan's health ministry says it has to retest 23 passengers who were allowed to leave a new coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Yokohama port, as the initial testing procedure was incomplete.

All the passengers and crew onboard the Diamond Princess were tested at the start of a 14-day quarantine period around February 5.

Japan Confirms Infections Without Symptoms

Japan confirms infections without symptoms

Japan's health ministry officials have confirmed the first two cases of coronavirus infection without any symptoms in the country. They say the cases without signs of infection are the first to be made public outside of China.

The ministry confirmed that three evacuees from the Chinese city of Wuhan have the new type of coronavirus.

Tens Of Thousands Still Without Power In Japan

Tens of thousands still without power in Japan

Tens of thousands of people are still enduring a situation without power after the typhoon. Some areas are yet to have electricity or water supplies. But most rail services are back to normal.

About 48,000 homes were still without electricity on Monday night.

Tens Of Thousands Still Without Power

Tens of thousands still without power

Tens of thousands of people are enduring another day without power after Typhoon Hagibis. Some areas still have no electricity or water supplies. But most rail and air services are back to normal.

More than forty-thousand homes were still without electricity Monday afternoon in the Greater Tokyo area and parts of central Japan.

Around 100,000 Homes Without Power In Japan

Around 100,000 homes without power in Japan

More than 100,000 households in the greater Tokyo area and regions close by are without electricity because of Typhoon Hagibis.

As of 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, some 72,400 households are out of power in Chiba Prefecture, which was hit hard by Typhoon Faxai in early September.

Around 140,000 Homes Without Power In Japan

Around 140,000 homes without power in Japan

More than 140,000 households in the greater Tokyo area and regions close by are without electricity because of Typhoon Hagibis.

As of 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, some 90,100 households are out of power in Chiba Prefecture, which was hit hard by Typhoon Faxai in early September.

Around 180,000 Homes Without Power In Japan

Around 180,000 homes without power in Japan

More than 180,000 households in the greater Tokyo area and regions close by are without electricity because of Typhoon Hagibis.

As of noon on Sunday, some 100,300 households are out of power in Chiba Prefecture, which was hit hard by Typhoon Faxai in early September.

Around 200,000 Homes Without Power In Japan

Around 200,000 homes without power in Japan

More than 200,000 households in the greater Tokyo area and regions close by are without electricity because of Typhoon Hagibis.

As of 11 a.m. on Sunday, some 103,200 households are out of power in Chiba Prefecture, which was hit hard by Typhoon Faxai in early September.