Events

Olympic officials reassure sports federations about cuts

May 23, 2019

An Olympic official has made a guarantee that should please the heads of world sports federations that are concerned that Tokyo Games organizers might be cutting things they see as "decoration" but federations view as "essential"

Japan, China agree to boost relations ahead of Xi visit

May 17, 2019

Japan and China have agreed to boost their relations ahead of a planned visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Japan in June, his first since coming to power in 2013

Japan coach Takakura goes with youth for women's World Cup

May 10, 2019

Japan head coach Asako Takakura has named her World Cup squad, going with a youthful team as the country aims to regain its winning form

Japanese rush to buy Tokyo Olympic tickets on first day

May 10, 2019

If you're a Japan resident and you want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics _ be patient

Olympic ticket lottery opens in Japan; foreign sales June 15

May 9, 2019

Residents of Japan have begun entering a ticket lottery to land seats for next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics cut spending; sports federations unhappy

May 8, 2019

The Tokyo Olympics are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place

Emperor announces abdication as Japan marks end of era

Apr 30, 2019

Japanese Emperor Akihito has announced his abdication at a palace ceremony, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era

Emperor Akihito saw diplomacy as path to make amends for war

Apr 26, 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito has had a lifetime mission: Make amends for a war fought in his father's name

Ticket sales: The least understood side of the Olympics

Apr 18, 2019

Tokyo Olympic organizers have launched their ticket website for the 2020 Games

Asia takes first steps on road to 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Apr 17, 2019

The first steps on the road to the next World Cup were taken on Wednesday when the Asian Football Confederation held a draw for the first round of qualifying for Qatar 2022

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