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Fukushima City, Towns Hold Relay to Attract 2020 Olympic Flame

October 15, 2018

Iwaki, Fukushima Pref.- Some 100 children in three coastal municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, have held a torch relay to demonstrate the local communities’ bid to host the torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Local residents gave applauds

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Watanabe Becomes 2nd Incumbent Japanese IOC Member

October 11, 2018

Buenos Aires- Morinari Watanabe became the second incumbent Japanese member of the International Olympic Committee in a vote in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. Watanabe, 59, president of the International Gymnastics Federation, is also the 14th Japanese IOC member since the

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Refugee Team to Participate in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

October 10, 2018

Buenos Aires- The International Olympic Committee decided at a general meeting in Buenos Aires on Tuesday that a refugee team will be formed to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, following the first such initiative in the 2016 Games in

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EXCLUSIVE: Start May Be Moved Up for Tokyo Olympic Rowing Events

October 10, 2018

Buenos Aires- The organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics is considering moving up the starting time of rowing events in the 2020 Games by up to one hour to 8:30 a.m., Jiji Press learned Monday. The World Rowing Federation, or

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Ex-Sumo Champion Wajima Dies at 70

October 9, 2018

Tokyo- Former yokozuna sumo grand champion Wajima, who won 14 professional tournament titles, has died at a Tokyo hospital, it was learned Tuesday. He was 70. Born in Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, central Japan, Wajima, whose real name was Hiroshi Wajima,

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Total Costs for Tokyo Games May Reach 3 T. Yen

October 8, 2018

Tokyo- The total expenditures, including of the Japanese central and local governments, for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games may reach 3 trillion yen. According to a survey by the Board of Audit of Japan, the central government already

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Japan Govt Spends Over 800 Billion Yen for Tokyo Games

October 5, 2018

Tokyo- The Japanese government had spent about 801.1 billion yen on 286 state projects related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics by fiscal 2017, which ended in March, the Board of Audit of Japan said Thursday. The number of

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Daylight Saving Time Unlikely for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

September 28, 2018

Tokyo- Japan now seems unlikely to introduce daylight saving time as a measure to avert intense heat during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. There is persistent opposition to the introduction of daylight saving time from within the ruling Liberal

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