Author Archives: Nicholas Robinson

Prime Minister Abe says G7 supports ‘complete’ Olympics

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said that G7 leaders had agreed to support complete Olympic Games, but dodged questions about whether there was any leader had brought up the possibility of postponement. His comments come as there are concerns about whether … Continue reading

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2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Can Be Held Any Time in 2020, According to Japan’s Olympic Minister

Japan’s Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday that the contract to carry the Olympics Games only acquires the event has got to be held during 2020. Hashimoto’s response to a question within the parliament shows that the Olympic Games … Continue reading

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Tokyo Marathon canceled for 38,000 runners due to COVID-19 fears

As Japan ramps up its response to the coronavirus outbreak, one of the most important sporting events within the nation are going to be curtailed, with participation within the Tokyo Marathon that is limited to wheelchair competitors and elite runners, … Continue reading

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Tokyo enters final straight in Olympics preparations

Tokyo 2020 organizers have entered the final stretch of a decade of Olympics planning since the late January, six months before the official start of the Games, with most key wobbles in the rearview mirror. The organizers are having to … Continue reading

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Threat grows to Tokyo 2020 qualifying events in Wuhan as coronavirus spreads to Japan

An emergency board meeting are going to be held by the planet Health Organisation (WHO) tomorrow to debate the outbreak of a replacement coronavirus in China, which has killed six people and infected almost 300. Concerns over the spread of … Continue reading

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Olympics 2020 opening ceremony to employ characters as appeal for peace

The opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics will employ characters from famous animation industry of Japan as part of its appeal for peace, according to games sources. The theme of the 2020 Tokyo opening ceremony will be coexistence … Continue reading

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Olympic 2020 Boosts Japan’s Sports Market (part 2)

Trendy Outdoor Clothing becomes a Fashion Statement It seems that the traditional Japanese society is getting a little younger and looser. Clothing is not an exception. Although in the past, suits and costumes were more or less compulsory on the … Continue reading

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TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPICS 2020 MARATHON AND RACE WALK VENUE APPROVED

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that Sapporo Odori Park in Hokkaido was approved by the IOC as the venue for the marathon and race walk … Continue reading

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Olympic 2020 Boosts Japan’s Sports Market (part 1)

The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo are intended to boost the weakening Japanese sports market. The boundaries and conventions in the more traditional market are breaking down – outdoor is also in the land of the rising sun in. The … Continue reading

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American casino operators double down on Japan plans

American casino operators are staking out promising sites in Japan, which will begin allowing gambling resorts during the next decade, in a bid to enter an entirely new market of bettors. U.S.-based Las Vegas Sands has its eye on Yokohama, … Continue reading

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