Tokyo homeless kicked out for the privileged Olympics: Taking the knee and ignoring the locals and region

Tokyo homeless kicked out for the privileged Olympics: Taking the knee and ignoring the locals and region Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The Tokyo Olympics is to commence in front of privileged spectators. Hence, ordinary people in Japan and foreign spectators are banned from attending Olympic venues.  However, for the homeless in Tokyo,…

Japan reaches 15,000 Covid-19 deaths: IOC President Bach astonishingly thanks the Chinese!

Japan reaches 15,000 Covid-19 deaths: IOC President Bach astonishingly thanks the Chinese! Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Japan reached the grim milestone of 15,000 coronavirus deaths (Covid-19) deaths today. Sadly, this figure will gradually increase because of the slowness of the vaccination program and the casual approach to the…

Tokyo Covid-19 daily week-on-week increase reaches 14 days

Tokyo Covid-19 daily week-on-week increase reaches 14 days Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times The daily week-on-week increase of coronavirus (Covid-19) in Tokyo reached 14 consecutive days. This is extremely worrying for the Tokyo Olympics that set to commence later this month. Yuriko Koike, the Tokyo Governor, recently returned to work after health…

Tokyo Olympics and dithering: Covid-19 increasing again in Tokyo

Tokyo Olympics and dithering: Covid-19 increasing again in Tokyo Sawako Utsumi and Kanako Mita Modern Tokyo Times The unpopular Tokyo Olympic countdown is three weeks away. However, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, and the International Olympics Committee (IOC) can’t decide if any internal spectators are allowed. Therefore, despite coronavirus (Covid-19) cases…

Tokyo Olympics: India to the United Kingdom face more daily Covid-19 tests

Tokyo Olympics: India to the United Kingdom face more daily Covid-19 tests Kanako Mita and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan, the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) all understand the unpopularity of the Olympics. This concerns the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and related economic convulsions. Therefore, with…

Mixed Covid-19 news in Japan: Minor testing in Tokyo

Mixed Covid-19 news in Japan: Minor testing in Tokyo Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Deaths from coronavirus (Covid-19) reached over 13,000 yesterday in Japan. However, with the Olympics on the horizon and major cities remaining jam-packed, the usual lack of urgency remains. The recent focus on increasing the vaccination program in Japan…

Tokyo Olympics and internal discontent over Covid-19

Tokyo Olympics and internal discontent over Covid-19 Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi Modern Tokyo Times Rumors continue about internal discontent within the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) concerning the holding of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. This is based on the continuing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and increasing deaths in the first months of 2021. Hence, the…