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The Latest: Blood sample study: Virus in US by December 2019

Jun. 15, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK — A new analysis of blood samples from 24,000 Americans taken in early 2020 is the latest and largest study to suggest the coronavirus arrived in the U.S. in December 2019. That’s weeks before cases were first recognized by health officials. The analysis is...

Vaccine laggard Japan steps up shots with company efforts

Jun. 15, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese companies have joined the effort to speed up the country’s lagging coronavirus vaccine rollout before the Tokyo Olympics begin next month. Medical professionals were being inoculated with the Moderna vaccine Tuesday at a downtown Tokyo office of...

Major Japan newspaper Asahi calls for Olympic cancellation

May. 26, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper on Wednesday called for the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled with the games set to open in less than two months. It is the first of Japan’s major newspapers to make the move and joins some regional newspapers that have...

IOC VP gets backlash saying Olympics are on, no matter virus

May. 23, 2021 07:33 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — If John Coates was trying to stir controversy, he succeeded. An International Olympic Committee vice president, Coates was asked a few days ago by a Japanese reporter at an online news conference if the Tokyo Olympics would go ahead, even if a state of...

Japan's SoftBank returns to profit on global stock boom

May. 12, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. returned to profitability for the fiscal year that ended in March, it said Wednesday, boosted by the strong performance of its sprawling investments as stock prices surged. Tokyo-based SoftBank reported...