Tag: Asia

The Latest: US athletes enter the Tokyo opening ceremony

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The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ...

China, Afghanistan top Blinken agenda on India, Kuwait trip

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to India and Kuwait next week for talks on China, the coronavirus and Afghanistan, the...

EXPLAINER: Why Japan ‘rising sun’ flag provokes Olympic ire

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SEOUL, South Korea — Japan considers the “rising sun” flag part of its history. But some in the Koreas, China and other Asian countries...

Column: Glittering, empty pool epitomizes Olympic misfortune

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TOKYO — The aquatics arena near Tokyo Bay is an impressive structure indeed, the shimmering blue water of its two pools surrounded on three...

Stocks open higher on Wall Street, on track for weekly gain

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Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Friday, keeping the market on track for a weekly gain following a big drop at the beginning...

‘The greatest honor’: Osaka lights Olympic cauldron

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TOKYO — What a moment for Naomi Osaka. For the new Japan. For racial injustice. For female athletes. For tennis. ...

Looking at Tokyo Olympics through the lens of the 1964 Games

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TOKYO — Just 19 years after devastating defeat in World War II, the 1964 Tokyo Olympics showcased the reemergence of an innovative country that...

Unvaccinated US swimmer sparks debate as Olympics start

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TOKYO — A debate is brewing between former gold medalist Maya DiRado and some American swimmers over U.S. medal threat Michael Andrew’s decision not...

The Latest: Singers perform ‘Imagine’ at Tokyo opening

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The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ...

‘The greatest honor’: Osaka lights Olympic cauldron

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TOKYO — What a moment for Naomi Osaka. For the new Japan. For racial injustice. For female athletes. For tennis. ...