Japan starts COVID-19 vaccinations with eye on Olympics

Japan launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign Wednesday, months after other major economies started giving shots and amid questions about whether the drive would reach enough people quickly enough to save…

Powerful Japan earthquake sets off landslide, minor injuries

TOKYO — Residents in northeastern Japan on Sunday cleaned up clutter and debris in stores and homes after a strong earthquake set off a landslide on a highway, damaged buildings and…

Japan submarine collides with commercial ship while surfacing: report

A 275-foot Japanese submarine collided with a commercial ship on Monday about 31 miles off the coast of the southwestern part of the country, reports said. Japan’s Defense Ministry said…

Japan prime minister says he’s determined to hold Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, despite growing uncertainty as coronavirus cases rise at home, renewed his determination Friday to host the postponed Tokyo Olympics this summer as a symbol of…

Tanaka leaves Yankees, rejoins former team to pitch in Japan

Masahiro Tanaka is returning to pitch for his former team in Japan after seven seasons with the New York Yankees. The Rakuten Eagles of the Pacific League said Thursday the…

Honda to use Cruise autonomous vehicles in Japan taxi service

Cruise CEO Dan Ammann discusses building trust in his company’s shared driverless vehicles and says driverless cars will improve transportation. Honda will begin testing Cruise autonomous vehicles in Japan this…

Chinese economy grew while US, Japan, Europe struggled with Covid-19

Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. BEIJING — China’s economy grew 2.3% in 2020 as a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic accelerated while the…

Japan minister says ‘anything can happen’ with Tokyo Games

Japanese cabinet minister Taro Kono has said “anything can happen” in regard to the postponed Tokyo Olympics, raising more doubts about the games scheduled to begin in just over six…

Japan declares state of emergency for Tokyo amid COVID-19 surge

Japan declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and three nearby areas on Thursday as coronavirus cases continue to surge, hitting a daily record of 2,447 in the capital. Prime…

Spreading virus pulls Olympic torches off display in Japan

Japan is halting a public display of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic torches as new virus cases jump in the country and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga orders a state of…