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Why Japan Hesitated Before Postponing the 2020 Olympics
March 27, 2020

Why Japan Hesitated Before Postponing the 2020 Olympics

By Rupakjyoti Borah
Tokyo had to weigh its options carefully.

Tokyo Olympics Seem Sure to Happen — But Likely in 2021, Not 2020
March 23, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Seem Sure to Happen — But Likely in 2021, Not 2020

By Associated Press
The International Olympic Committee will make a decision on postponing the Tokyo Games to 2021 within four weeks.
Olympic Flame Lands in Japan as Doubts Grow Over Tokyo Games
March 20, 2020

Olympic Flame Lands in Japan as Doubts Grow Over Tokyo Games

By Associated Press
Even if the Olympics and Paralympics don't start as scheduled, the burning flame could be used as a symbol and a rallying point for the Japanese public.

Boxing Association Stripped of Olympic Status, But Boxing Cleared for Tokyo Games
July 17, 2019

Boxing Association Stripped of Olympic Status, But Boxing Cleared for Tokyo Games

By Catherine Putz
The AIBA has been suspended and Rakhimov has resigned but boxing will still appear in the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The Game of the Great Games: How the Olympic Fad Hurts the Postcolonial World
May 03, 2018

The Game of the Great Games: How the Olympic Fad Hurts the Postcolonial World

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Seeking international recognition through grand sport events exacts a heavy price on Asian cities.

Preparing for Cyber Attacks on Japan
December 19, 2017

Preparing for Cyber Attacks on Japan

By Richard H. Ledgett, Jr.
Japan must prepare itself for cyber attacks ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Championship and the 2020 Olympics.

Japan to ASEAN: Tourists Yes, Terrorists No
March 12, 2015

Japan to ASEAN: Tourists Yes, Terrorists No

By Yo-Jung Chen
The country is welcoming Muslim tourists from Southeast Asia, but worries about the threat of terrorism.
How Japan Could Truly Benefit from the 2020 Olympics
March 23, 2014

How Japan Could Truly Benefit from the 2020 Olympics

By Julian Dierkes and Nanami Akimoto
By exploring new models for hosting the Games, Japan could alter perceptions and invigorate its society.

Casinos in Tokyo: An Olympic-Sized Cash Cow?
September 30, 2013

Casinos in Tokyo: An Olympic-Sized Cash Cow?

With the 2020 Olympics bid clinched, the case for legalizing casinos in Japan has received a boost.

Will the 2020 Olympics Really Help Tokyo?
September 29, 2013

Will the 2020 Olympics Really Help Tokyo?

Hosting major events like the Olympics brings some well-known issues. Tokyo would be wise to address them now.

Nissan’s Autonomous Car Cleared for Public Road Testing in Japan
September 27, 2013

Nissan’s Autonomous Car Cleared for Public Road Testing in Japan

The Japanese government issues its first license for a self-driving vehicle.

2020 Olympics: A Fourth Arrow for Abenomics?
September 10, 2013

2020 Olympics: A Fourth Arrow for Abenomics?

Tokyo’s successful bid should boost Japan’s economy, and may help Abe get other reforms done.

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