April 2020
M T W T F S S
« Mar   May »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  

59 articles published


World faces food crisis in wake of coronavirus, say U.N. and WTO

World Apr 1, 2020

World faces food crisis in wake of coronavirus, say U.N. and WTO

The heads of three global agencies warned Wednesday of the risk of a worldwide "food shortage" if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly. Many governments around the world have put their populations on lockdown causing severe slow-downs in international trade and food ...

U.S. and South Korea near tentative troop-funding deal, report says

Asia Pacific Apr 1, 2020

U.S. and South Korea near tentative troop-funding deal, report says

The U.S. and South Korea have tentatively reached a military cost-sharing agreement, the Yonhap news agency reported, potentially ending months of bickering over demands from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump for a massive increase. The announcement could come as early as Wednesday, the ...

Former emperor and empress move to Takanawa Imperial Residence

National Apr 1, 2020

Former emperor and empress move to Takanawa Imperial Residence

Former Emperor Akihito and former Empress Michiko moved to the Takanawa Imperial Residence, their temporary home, in Tokyo's Minato Ward on Tuesday. The emperor emeritus and the empress emerita had moved out of the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda Ward after the former's abdication last year ...

Tokyo to keep city-run schools closed through May 6

National Apr 1, 2020

Tokyo to keep city-run schools closed through May 6

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will keep city-operated schools closed through May 6 and ask wards and other cities in the metropolis to follow suit, a day after coronavirus infections in the capital hit a daily record of 78. The metropolitan government had previously said it ...

Meet the expat comedians who keep Tokyo smiling

Stage Apr 1, 2020

Meet the expat comedians who keep Tokyo smiling

by Elina Davydova

Probably the biggest paradox of stand-up comedy is that while there are no schools of humor — no Bachelor of Laughs degree, not even a “funny” skill on Linkedin to endorse your friend for — stand-up comedians are out there in good numbers. Even ...

Olympic flame passed to Fukushima in low-key ceremony

Olympics Apr 1, 2020

Olympic flame passed to Fukushima in low-key ceremony

Tokyo 2020 organizers left the Olympic flame in the hands of Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday, where it will be on display in a lantern for the next month after the games were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak. The handover took place ...

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

General Apr 1, 2020

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes – such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players – who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus outbreak to have an additional year of eligibility. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring sport athletes regardless ...