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INTERVIEW: JOC chief confident Japan can win 30 gold medals at Olympics

July 24, 2019

Tokyo–Japan can win 30 gold medals in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita said in a recent interview. “I’m sure it’s possible” for Japan to win the 30 golds targeted by the JOC, Yamashita said, speaking

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Duterte outlines accomplishments in fourth SONA

July 22, 2019

Three years under the Duterte administration, President Rodrigo Duterte said in his fourth State of the Nation Address ( SONA) presented some of his accomplishments and identified some agencies that need to improve their services. “We, in government, talk too

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ANALYSIS: Election results to affect Abe’s strategy for constitution reform

July 18, 2019

Tokyo–The House of Councillors election on Sunday will be a major hurdle for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s longstanding goal of rewriting Japan’s postwar constitution as it remains unclear whether the constitutional reformist camp will be able to maintain its current

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INTERVIEW: Koike vows barrier-free city legacy for 2020 Tokyo Games

July 18, 2019

Tokyo–Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike expressed Wednesday her hopes of leaving a barrier-free city as a legacy of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, about a year before the quadrennial sporting event. “In 2035, one out of three people in

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FOCUS: Nonnuclear Calls by Fukushima Candidates Show Local Feelings

July 14, 2019

Fukushima- Rival candidates, both women, from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the opposition camp for the upcoming House of Councillors election in Fukushima Prefecture are campaigning on platforms to eliminate nuclear power from the northeastern prefecture. But their calls

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27 percent say Abe should call Lower House Election: Jiji Poll

July 12, 2019

Tokyo–In a recent Jiji Press survey, 27.2 pct of respondents said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should dissolve the House of Representatives for a snap election before the completion of his current term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party

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Road to Tokyo 2020: Hotels slow to introduce barrier-free rooms

July 12, 2019

Tokyo–Hotel operators in Tokyo have been slow to respond to the calls from the Japanese and Tokyo metropolitan governments to step up the introduction of barrier-free guest rooms ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in the Japanese capital, leading

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Road to Tokyo 2020: Track athletes train for blistering heat

July 12, 2019

Tokyo–With just over a year to go until the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, marathon and racewalking athletes are entering the final stages of training with a focus on coping with the scorching summer heat. The Japan

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