As of 11 p.m., Monday, April 26
- The organizing body of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics said Monday it is trying to secure 500 nurses to provide medical care during this summer's global sporting event.
- The death toll from the novel coronavirus in Japan topped 10,000 on Monday, as the country battles a fourth wave of infections driven by more contagious variants, a Kyodo News tally showed.
- Crowds of commuters were seen Monday morning in areas under the third coronavirus state of emergency despite the government's calls on companies to implement remote working to curb the spread of the virus.
- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday dealing with COVID-19 is his "top priority," taking precedence over dissolving the House of Representatives for a general election.
- Japan Airlines Co. is planning to make a unit of Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines Co. a subsidiary to meet an expected recovery in tourism demand after the coronavirus pandemic subsides, sources familiar with the matter said Sunday.
As of 10 p.m., Sunday, April 25
- Japan is considering operating large-scale COVID-19 vaccination centers capable of administering shots to 10,000 people per day, as part of efforts to speed up a vaccine rollout that is trailing behind other countries, government sources said Sunday.
- Japan's government will ask Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics athletes and staff from overseas to be tested for the novel coronavirus twice within 96 hours of departure from their respective countries, multiple games sources said Sunday.
- Pakistan late Saturday night offered medical assistance to neighboring India, which is battling with one of the worst coronavirus crises in the world.
- The rollout of coronavirus vaccines in Japan for people under 65 may begin in July depending on the availability of supplies, the health minister said Sunday.
- The J-League said Sunday spectators will not be allowed at four upcoming matches in Tokyo, bringing to 11 the number of games to be played behind closed doors during the coronavirus state of emergency through May 11.
- Tougher measures against the novel coronavirus were introduced in Tokyo and the western Japan prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo on Sunday under a third state of emergency amid a surge in coronavirus cases across the country.