Events

Cost of 2020 Tokyo Olympics ceremonies up 40 percent

Feb 15, 2019

The price of the opening and closing ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has risen about 40 percent

Olympic volunteers: One-time chance, or exploitation?

Feb 15, 2019

Olympic volunteers: Is it a case of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, or economic exploitation

Iniesta teaming up with old teammate Villa in Japan

Feb 14, 2019

Andres Iniesta's old teammate from his days at Barcelona is now his new teammate at Vissel Kobe

Sunwolves prepare for Super Rugby season with higher purpose

Feb 14, 2019

With the Rugby World Cup just around the corner, there is a renewed sense of urgency as the Japan-based Sunwolves prepare for their fourth season in Super Rugby

Zhang Yimou's 'One Second' dropped from Berlin film festival

Feb 13, 2019

The latest film from famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has been dropped from the Berlin International Film Festival for "technical reasons"

Matsuzaka sustains freak injury during spring training

Feb 13, 2019

Daisuke Matsuzaka has dealt with numerous arm injuries during his career as a pitcher in Major League Baseball and Japan but none quite like this

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Feb 12, 2019

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee, a contender for the 100-meter butterfly gold medal at next year's Olympics in Tokyo, has been diagnosed with leukemia

What's in a Tokyo 2020 medal? Old phones, discarded cameras

Feb 8, 2019

Tokyo Olympic organizers say they expect to collect enough obsolete electronic devices by the end of March to reach the amount that will be required to manufacture all Olympic and Paralympic medals

Japan's Abe vows to resolve territorial dispute with Russia

Feb 7, 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to take a "step-by-step" approach in resolving a territorial dispute with Russia left over from World War II

Analysis: Is Kim Jong Un really ready to make a deal?

Feb 7, 2019

Analysis: Trump says he'll meet with North Korean leader later this month in Vietnam, but is Kim Jong Un really ready to make a deal?

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