Events

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

Women's wrestling to cap competition at Tokyo Games

Apr 16, 2019

The wrestling tournament at next year's Tokyo Olympics will end with a women's freestyle gold medal match in six of the seven days of competition

Fans, athletes, volunteers will be up early at Tokyo Games

Apr 16, 2019

Next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games

Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima's melted reactor begins

Apr 15, 2019

The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster _ a milestone in the decades-long decommissioning of the plant

Japan's PM visits Fukushima nuke plant in revival message

Apr 14, 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited the Fukushima nuclear plant, which sank into meltdowns after a tsunami eight years ago, in an effort to highlight revival and safety as the nation prepares to host the 2020 Olympics

Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

Apr 10, 2019

Japan's Olympic minister has resigned after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that had questioned his credentials

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