The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday that postponing the 2020 Olympics is one its options as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but that cancelation of the Tokyo showpiece was "not on the agenda".
Iran, Japan and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) signed a trilateral agreement to cooperate on the third phase of a project for developing advanced fishery in the port city of Chabahar in southeastern Iran.
Japanese government officials insisted on Friday they have no plans to alter the Olympics, including holding it without spectators, after US President Donald Trump proposed a delay over the coronavirus.
Japan's exports likely fell for a 15th straight month and machinery orders were seen down again, a Reuters poll found on Friday, amid mounting fears the coronavirus outbreak is tipping the economy into recession.
Japan's economy contracted at a dismal 7.1 percent annual rate during the October-December period, worse than the initial estimate, raising fears the world's third largest economy could be headed to a recession.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on the nation to cooperate in a “tough battle” to curb the coronavirus outbreak in the weeks ahead as the country prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo as planned.
Japan's factory output rose more than expected in January, providing some relief for policymakers amid heightened risks of a recession as the coronavirus outbreak in China disrupts supply chains and business activity.
One of the stars of ‘Parasite’ said he hoped the film would help improve cultural ties between Japan and Korea, which have been strained by disputes including a trade row that ignited between the Asian neighbors last year.
Japan’s economy shrank at the fastest pace in almost six years in the December quarter as last year’s sales tax hike hit consumer and business spending, highlighting a fragile outlook made worse by growing coronavirus risks.