Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako. Photo: Kyodo

Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement draws royals and leaders from 170 countries

  • Prince Charles, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohmmad bin Salman, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese Vice-President Wang Qishan are expected to attend the Oct 22 ceremony
  • But South Korean President Moon Jae-in is likely to give it a miss, as Seoul and Tokyo are locked in a trade dispute fuelled by historical and territorial disagreements
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Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako. Photo: Kyodo
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Tokyo’s new National Stadium. Photo: Kyodo

How Chinese gangs are scamming Japan’s Olympics ticketing system for major profits

  • A loophole allows the gangs to cash in on frenzied demand for the first round of 3.98 million tickets issued for domestic buyers
  • The gangs employ hundreds of Chinese living in Japan to buy tickets from registered vendors then resell them at up to 10 times the price to rich Chinese
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Tokyo’s new National Stadium. Photo: Kyodo
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