The launches suggest leader Kim Jong Un is trying to strengthen domestic support as concern over the pandemic grows.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Olympic officials reached the decision out of concern for the global spread of COVID-19.
An International Olympic Committee official said the 2020 Olympics will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The event could be held later in the year instead of July 24, Japan’s Olympic minister said Tuesday.
More than 3,000 native Guamanians will get payments of $10,000 to $25,000 as compensation from the U.S. government for their suffering at the hands of imperial Japan during World War II.
The government has urged that big gatherings be scrapped for two weeks while pledging that the 2020 Summer Olympics will go ahead in Tokyo.
The tour bus guide in Japan is the first person in the country to do so.
The International Olympic Committee says it has a three-month window to decide the fate of the 2020 games.
The Japanese man credited smiling to his longevity.
The Diamond Princess cruise ship is the only place where health officials have seen the disease spread efficiently beyond China.
Braving freezing temperatures, the loincloth-clad men participated in a prosperity rite during the day-long "Hadaka Matsuri" festival.
The Americans are among 355 people who have tested positive for the virus while aboard the Diamond Princess, a Japanese official said.
The development complicated belated U.S. government efforts to evacuate Americans trapped on the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined off Japan.
Watanabe, of Niigata, Japan, was awarded the honor after the death of fellow Japanese citizen Masazo Nonaka, who was 112 years and 266 days old.
Dozens more passengers quarantined on The Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
Police forced the doctor to sign a statement claiming he was spreading falsehoods about the coronavirus, which later took his life.
A Princess Cruises ship will be under quarantine for 14 days after Japanese health officials found 10 people aboard who tested positive for the coronavirus.
A man who traveled to the Philippines from Wuhan died on Saturday, the Philippines Department of Health confirmed.
Ghosn faces four charges - which he denies - including hiding income and enriching himself through payments to dealerships in the Middle East.
Police found the heads of two persons, as well as five bodies, on the boat on Saturday, a Coast Guard official said.