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 2021-07-24 08:50 

China Post

Japan surges to gymnastics lead; Reigning champ Uchimura out...

TOKYO (AP) — Kohei Uchimura's gymnastics career is over. The Japanese star can take solace knowing that the sport the two-time Olympic champion redefined appears to be in good hands in his home country. Daiki Hashimoto topped Olympic qualifying ...

 2021-07-24 08:50 

China Post

EXPLAINER: Stalefish, nollie and other skateboarding lingo...

TOKYO (AP) — At the Tokyo Olympics, it's best to distinguish salad grinds from stalefish. Not tasty Japanese delicacies, but choice morsels from the rich lexicon of skateboarding. The new Olympic sport — competition starts Sunday — c...

 2021-07-24 08:50 

China Post

Olympics Latest: South Korea wins gold in mixed team archery...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT An San and teenager Kim Je Deok have paired up to lead South Korea to a gold...

 2021-07-24 08:50 

Central News Agency

TSMC's high growth expected to support large spending: ratings agency - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Although Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) plans to spend US$100 billion in investment over the next three years as it seeks to expand, the world's largest contract chipmaker is expected to absorb the large spending o...

 2021-07-24 08:49 

China Post

Carapaz wins men's road race for Ecuador's 1st cycling medal...

OYAMA, Japan (AP) — Richard Carapaz rode away from the biggest names in cycling to win the Olympic road race Saturday, giving Ecuador its first medal in the sport in one of its marquee events on the first full day of the Tokyo Games. Embracing his n...

 2021-07-24 08:48 

NHK

Emperor opts for 'commemorate' for Olympic opening...

Japan's Emperor Naruhito declared the opening of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics using a slightly different Japanese word from what his grandfather used 57 years ago at the start of the first Olympics to be hosted in Tokyo....

 2021-07-24 08:34 

NHK

First gold awarded at Tokyo Games...

The first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics has been awarded on an action-packed day featuring swimming and tennis among other sports....

 2021-07-24 08:28 

Yonhap News

(Olympics) Paired with reticent teammate, brash teen archer backs up medal talk with dominant performance...

By Yoo Jee-ho TOKYO, July 24 (Yonhap) -- Kim Je-deok talked the talk and walked the walk......

 2021-07-24 08:26 

Central News Agency

Taiwanese mixed doubles pair advance to table tennis quarterfinals - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwanese table tennis players Lin Yun-ju () and Cheng I-ching () secured a quick victory Saturday to advance to the mixed doubles quarterfinals at the Tokyo Olympics....

 2021-07-24 08:23 

Japan Times

Russia considers 'unprecedented' joint activity proposals with Japan...

The future of the northwestern Pacific islands is at the center of a long-standing territorial dispute....

 2021-07-24 08:16 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) (Olympics) S. Korea captures inaugural gold in archery mixed team event...

(ATTN: ADDS details from para 4; CHANGES photos)By Yoo Jee-ho TOKYO, July 24 (Yonhap) --......

 2021-07-24 08:13 

Japan Times

Tennis players struggle under Tokyo's scorching summer sun...

The "mild and sunny weather" Tokyo's bid for the Summer Olympics promised in 2013 was nowhere to be seen on the first day of the ......

 2021-07-24 08:06 

Central News Agency

Taiwan reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, most infection sources known - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwan on Saturday reported 25 new COVID-19 infections -- 24 transmitted domestically and one contracted overseas -- and two deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)....

 2021-07-24 08:02 

Yonhap News

(Olympics) S. Korea captures inaugural gold in archery mixed team event...

By Yoo Jee-ho TOKYO, July 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korea claimed the very first Olympic gold......

 2021-07-24 08:02 

Japan Times

Past Olympics failed to boost sports participation, study says...

Governments, municipalities and sponsors must work together to provide better opportunities to participate in sports and other physical activities....

 2021-07-24 08:00 

Yonhap News

(URGENT) (Olympics) S. Korea wins gold in archery mixed team event...
 2021-07-24 08:00 

South China Morning Post

China is building a new type of unmanned research ship...

A Chinese shipbuilder has begun work on an unmanned scientific ship that could be a "game changer" for the country's marine research, according to a trade publication.The vessel said to be the first of its type will carry drones and be equippe...

 2021-07-24 07:56 

Yonhap News

(LEAD) Despite heat wave, beaches nationwide quiet amid tough anti-COVID-19 restrictions...

(ATTN: UPDATES with Yangyang shifting to Level 4 restrictions in paras 11-12) SEOUL, Jul......

 2021-07-24 07:55 

South China Morning Post

Coronavirus: Australians protest lockdowns; Vietnam tightens curbs in cities...

Thousands of people on Saturday took to the streets of Sydney and other cities in Australia to protest Covid-19 lockdown restrictions amid another surge in cases, and police made several arrests after crowds broke through barriers and threw plastic bottle...

 2021-07-24 07:51 

China Post

Olympics Latest: Youngest athlete in Tokyo out of Games...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The youngest table tennis player in Olympics history is out of the Tokyo Games. Hend Zaz...

 2021-07-24 07:49 

Japan Times

Tokyo confirms 1,128 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday...

The figure, which came amid a four-day holiday, fell from the 1,410 a week earlier and ended a streak of 34 straight days of week-on-week ......

 2021-07-24 07:45 

Yonhap News

(Olympics) No gold for S. Korea on Day 1 of taekwondo...

CHIBA, Japan, July 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korea was shut out of gold medals on the first day......

 2021-07-24 07:43 

Yonhap News

Despite heat wave, beaches nationwide quiet amid tough anti-COVID-19 restrictions...

SEOUL, July 24 (Yonhap) -- Despite an extended heat wave scorching South Korea for nearly ......

 2021-07-24 07:37 

Central News Agency

Taiwan's Tai Tzu-ying wins first badminton match at Tokyo Olympics - Focus Taiwan...

Tokyo, July 24 (CNA) World No. 1 female badminton player Tai Tzu-ying () began her campaign at the Tokyo Olympic Games with a straight sets victory in her first match in the group stage of the women's singles Saturday....

 2021-07-24 07:31 

The Mainichi

17 more Olympic-linked people infected with coronavirus, total reaches 123 2021/7/24...
 2021-07-24 07:31 

The Mainichi

Olympics: 'King Kohei' Uchimura bows out in Tokyo after fall...
 2021-07-24 07:31 

The Mainichi

'Only Godzilla can pull this off': Tokyo Games opening ceremony elicits criticism, support 2021/7/24...
 2021-07-24 07:31 

The Mainichi

Olympics: Kento Momota out to add highlight chapter to drama-filled career...
 2021-07-24 07:31 

Japan Times

IOC's Bach draws ire in Japan over long opening ceremony speech...

Olympic boss Thomas Bach spoke for 13 minutes, about twice as long as his Japanese female host, Seiko Hashimoto, prompting a flood of criticism on ......

 2021-07-24 07:22 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan's political parties lose sway under stronger prime ministers...

TOKYO -- Although the prime minister's leadership has grown stronger, Japan's party politics are adrift. The Liberal Democratic Party's Policy Researc...

 2021-07-24 07:22 

Nikkei Asian Review

Coronavirus: Week of July 18 to July 24, Australia's New South Wales logs biggest rise in daily cases...

Nikkei Asia is tracking the spread of the coronavirus that was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.Cumulative global cases have reache...

 2021-07-24 07:11 

NHK

Myanmar soccer player to train with Japanese club...

A Myanmar soccer player awaiting a decision on his asylum application in Japan will join a professional football club in Yokohama as a trainee....

 2021-07-24 07:00 

South China Morning Post

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Tokyo Olympics: events rescheduled as Tropical Storm Nepartak heads towards Japan...

The Tokyo Olympics, already struggling with an outbreak of Covid-19 among athletes, may face another kind of disaster a tropical storm.Tropical Storm Nepartak, with gusts up to 90 kilometres per hour, was still about 1,800km south of Tokyo on Saturday, ac...

 2021-07-24 07:00 

South China Morning Post

[ Hong Kong ]

Boy, 11, scores highly in Hong Kong's university entrance exam but eyes perfect score next year...

Eleven-year-old Nathan Chang Lok-hang ranked among the top 15 per cent of students sitting maths in Hong Kong's university entrance exams this year, despite being one of the youngest candidates in the qualification's history.But the Primary Six pu...

 2021-07-24 06:59 

Japan Times

Top U.S. diplomat to visit India with vaccines and China in focus...

On the agenda will be COVID-19, Indo-Pacific engagement and Afghanistan's future after the U.S. troop pullout....

 2021-07-24 06:58 

Japan Times

Japan's Kohei Uchimura out of Olympics after horizontal bars flop...

The all-around 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion, who has said he will retire after these Games, lost his grip during his horizontal bars routine and ......

 2021-07-24 06:57 

RTHK News

HK reports two new imported cases...

Health authorities reported two new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, both of which were imported. The patients involved a 36-year-old man who came from the United Arab Emirates and a 26-year-old woman from the United States. Both were asymptomatic and were sta...

 2021-07-24 06:53 

China Post

Canceled party: Scrubbed match silences Olympic beach venue...

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic beach volleyball tournament got off to the quintessential coronavirus-era start. The event's very first scheduled match at the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games was canceled on Saturday morning because a Czech player tested p...

 2021-07-24 06:53 

China Post

Dalaloyan grapples with injury; China tops early qualifying...

TOKYO (AP) — Artur Dalaloyan put his hands over his eyes, made his way off the podium, sat down in a chair and wept. The Russian gymnast had just spent over a minute putting his heavily taped surgically repaired left leg through the rigors of a worl...

 2021-07-24 06:52 

China Post

Coaching tree: Hughes' impact includes Olympic staff, others...

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — U.S. assistant Dan Hughes is not the face of the Olympic women's basketball team and he couldn't be happier in his supporting role. The 66-year-old has had more than his share of success but believes his biggest reward ...

 2021-07-24 06:52 

China Post

M Go Big: Led by Power, Michigan goes 1-2 in NHL draft...

The NHL draft turned into a Michigan maize and blue affair Friday night. And there's a Hughes sibling reunion set to happen in New Jersey. Whatever challenges the coronavirus pandemic presented scouts in grading prospects, many of whom played shortene...

 2021-07-24 06:52 

China Post

Residents of flood-hit German towns tell of short lead time...

AHRWEILER, Germany (AP) — Like other residents of his town in Germany, Wolfgang Huste knew a flood was coming. What nobody told him, he says, was how bad it would be. The 66-year-old antiquarian bookseller in Ahrweiler said the first serious warning...

 2021-07-24 06:52 

Central News Agency

Taiwan's industrial production hits new high in Q2 - Focus Taiwan...

Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Taiwan's industrial production for the second quarter of this year hit a new high on rising global demand for both tech and old economy items at a time when the world's economy was on a recovery as businesses reopen, accordin...

 2021-07-24 06:51 

China Post

'Don't look old': At 41, ageless Scola set for 5th Olympics...

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Luis Scola starts each day with the same wish. Argentina's captain is about to play in the Olympics for a fifth time, those appearances spanning three different decades. There are athletes at the Tokyo Games who were not ev...

 2021-07-24 06:51 

China Post

China moves residents out of flooded areas, drains tunnels...

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers used bulldozers and rubber boats to move residents out of flooded neighborhoods in central China on Saturday after torrential rains killed at least 56 people. In Zhengzhou, a city of 12 million people, government crews armed ...

 2021-07-24 06:51 

China Post

Reynolds HR, Pirates stop 4-game skid, beat Giants 6-4...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bryan Reynolds homered, Adam Frazier drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when Pittsburgh scored three times without a hit, and the Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Friday night...

 2021-07-24 06:51 

China Post

Sabres trade Ristolainen to Flyers; Reinhart could be next...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — General manager Kevyn Adams is just getting started after launching his offseason overhaul of the Buffalo Sabres by trading defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday. Forward Sam Reinhart might be next. ...

 2021-07-24 06:50 

China Post

Grasping for air: Heat a major issue at Olympic tennis venue...

TOKYO (AP) — French Open finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova grasped for an air tube during a medical timeout and grew frustrated at the lack of ice in a court-side container. Mona Barthel struggled with 10 double-faults in a loss to Iga Swiatek as a ...

 2021-07-24 06:50 

Japan Times

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk shreds new Olympic venue, calling it 'surreal'...

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk tested out the new Olympic skate park in Tokyo's waterfront, calling the sport's adoption into the Games "surreal."Hawk, now 53 and ......

 2021-07-24 06:50 

China Post

Olympics Latest: China's Hou wins weightlifting gold...

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT Hou Zhihui has won China's second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with ...

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