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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo governor Naoki Inose who helped secure 2020 Olympics resigns over money scandal

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 10:43am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Olympics, and said his resignation was partially aimed at avoiding a negative impact on preparations for the Games. Writer-turned-politician Inose admitted in November he had received 50 million yen ... for the 2020 Olympics will be affected,” Komura said. Inose said in November that he was offered the money by the Tokudas, the family running Tokushukai, and that he felt “it would be rude to refuse ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Plans for showpiece Olympic stadium in Tokyo downgraded

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 02:08pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Design by acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid, used to secure bid to host 2020 Olympics, reduced in size and scope in bid to cut costs Touted as a “shrine for world sport for the next 100 years” when it was announced as the centre-piece of Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, Japan’s futuristic new national stadium is to be dramatically down-sized. The Japan ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Grand plans for Tokyo Olympic stadium trimmed amid cost fears

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:37am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Haircut for Tokyo Olympic stadium Japan is scaling down the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, following an uproar from some prominent architects who ... features needed to host the Olympics. It is replacing the 54,000-seat main stadium used for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Elevated radiation claimed at Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... radiation at Olympic venues' A citizens' group in Tokyo has found elevated levels of radioactivity at sporting facilities that will be used in the 2020 Olympic Games and is warning ... at Facilities for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics claims wind-borne radiation from the four crippled reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant has contaminated a number of future venues. We found caesium-137 ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan angry at Olympic cartoons linked to Fukushima disaster

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 08:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan voiced anger on Thursday over cartoons published in a French newspaper that took aim at the decision to award the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo despite ... the disaster had made it a feasible Olympic sport. Another cartoon showed two people standing in front of a pool of water while wearing nuclear protection suits and holding a Geiger counter, saying ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    With Tokyo hosting 2020 Olympics, Fukushima plant faces more scrutiny

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Critics blast prime minister Abe for saying problem of contaminated water under control Olympics mean Fukushima faces more scrutiny Japan's efforts to clean up its nuclear disaster face intense global scrutiny ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, observers say, but despite government promises that Fukushima is "under control", the crisis ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    History repeats as Olympics offers Japan focus for revival

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Country hoping 2020 Games can be symbol of recovery as 1964 Games were; China cool on win History repeats as Olympics offers focus for revival A half-century ... Governor Naoki Inose told reporters in Buenos Aires after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose his city to host the 2020 summer Games. "In this battle, there was only ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    North Korean residents vow to wreck Tokyo's Olympic bid over funding threat to schools

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... subsidies or risk 2020 Olympic bid' North Korean residents of Japan have responded to plans to drastically reduce or abolish subsidies to North Korean schools by vowing to wreck Tokyo's campaign to host the 2020 Olympic Games. The Japanese government said in December that it would amend an ordinance that provided subsidies worth roughly ¥15,000 (HK$1,245) per month for every ...

  9. Sport - Rugby - JAPAN

    Living the Wright dream in the professional era

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 09:37pm by John Carney

    ... the offers down because players now had the chance to go full-time here in Hong Kong. "The chance to get on the World Series and qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics is a massive incentive." ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tepco took months to release record strontium readings at Fukushima, says regulatory official

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 04:38pm by Reuters

    ... a billion dollars to help contain contaminated water at Fukushima last September, just days before Tokyo won its bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the International Olympic Committee then that contaminated water at Fukushima was “under control”. Abe is scheduled to visit towns around the Fukushima plant later this week. ...




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