IOC head Bach visit to Japan set for May to be postponed - Tokyo 2020 organisers A visit by International Olympic Committee head Thomas Bach to Japan that had been set for May 17-18 has been postponed due to the extension of the state of emergency, Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers said on Monday. Osaka 'not sure' Olympics should happenNaomi Osaka says she is "not really sure" the Olympics should go ahead this summer amid rising Covid-19 cases in Tokyo. Japan expands coronavirus state of emergency ahead of Tokyo OlympicsJapan expands coronavirus state of emergency ahead of Tokyo Olympics Japan to expand virus emergency ahead of Tokyo OlympicsJapan is set to further expand a coronavirus state of emergency, currently in Tokyo and five other prefectures, to nine areas as the government is determined to hold the Olympics in just over two months Worry and skepticism abound as Japan plans to expand virus emergencySome are unsure whether the measures can bring down the number of infections. Japan expands virus emergency ahead of Tokyo OlympicsTOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday further expanded a coronavirus state of emergency, currently in Tokyo and five other prefectures, to nine areas, as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's government is determined to hold the Olympics in just over two months. Olympics 2021: Japan extends state of emergency to nine areas as coronavirus crisis growsThe three additions are Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, where the Olympic marathon will be held, and Hiroshima and Okayama in western Japan Japan expands COVID-19 state of emergency as Olympics loomJapan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced on Friday that the country will expand its COVID-19 state of emergency as it is set to hold the Olympics in a few months.