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Podiums for 2020 Tokyo Games to be made from used plastics

June 11, 2019

Tokyo–The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games said Tuesday that recycled plastics will be used to create podiums for the quadrennial sporting event. Some 45 tons of plastic materials will be needed to create about 100


Tokyo holds meeting for paralympics, barrier-free society

June 10, 2019

Tokyo–The Tokyo metropolitan government held Monday a conference for the success of the 2020 Paralympic Games and further efforts to create a barrier-free society. Participants in the first meeting of the conference included scholars, Paralympic athletes, kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo


Tokyo Olympic torch to visit landmarks, disaster areas

June 1, 2019

Tokyo–The 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay will pass through areas hit by major earthquakes as well as landmarks such as UNESCO World Heritage sites across Japan, the Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee said Saturday. The 121-day relay, which will cover


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