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EXCLUSIVE: Japan eyeing traffic restriction near Tokyo Games venues

May 29, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s transport ministry, the Tokyo metropolitan government and other parties concerned are considering making private parking lots near the competition venues of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics reservation-only and restricting vehicles without such reservations from using ordinary roads near


Olympic Torch Seen Going to Miracle Pine Tree, Kumamoto Castle

May 26, 2019

Tokyo- The “miracle lone pine tree” and Kumamoto Castle will likely be among disaster-related monuments to be visited by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch, it has been learned. The pine tree in the city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan,


Japanese surfer Kanoa Igarashi triumphs in the World Surf League

May 25, 2019

Japan’s Kanoa Igarashi celebrates after winning the the World Surf League men’s championship tour surfing event at Keramas in Gianyar on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on May 25, 2019. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) Jiji Press

Shogi master Habu ties record number of victories

May 24, 2019

Tokyo–Yoshiharu Habu, a 48-year-old Japanese shogi master, Thursday tied the record number of victories in official professional games. The ninth-dan holder marked his 1,433rd victory by defeating ninth-dan Koji Tanigawa, 57, in a league match to choose the challenger for


IOC board recommends boxing for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

May 23, 2019

Lausanne, Switzerland–The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board recommended Wednesday that boxing keep its place at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The board also recommended that the IOC’s recognition of the International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, be suspended because its reform


Trump may present trophy to winner of sumo tournament

May 13, 2019

Tokyo–U.S. President Donald Trump may present a specially made trophy to the winner in the makuuchi top Japanese professional sumo division at the ongoing summer grand tournament on May 26, the final day of the competition, it has been learned.


Lottery applications start for Tokyo Olympic tickets

May 9, 2019

Tokyo–Online lottery applications for tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games by people living in Japan began at 10 a.m. Thursday (1 a.m. GMT). Applications will be accepted until May 28 on the quadrennial event’s official ticketing website ( The


Japanese swimmer Ikee posts message on Leukemia treatment

May 8, 2019

Tokyo–Prominent Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, 18, who was diagnosed with leukemia in February, posted a message Wednesday about her medical treatment, on her official website launched on the same day. In a handwritten message to her supporters, Ikee said her