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Japan Braces for Unprecedented Olympic Gridlock
August 14, 2019

Japan Braces for Unprecedented Olympic Gridlock

By Thisanka Siripala
Ahead of the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo’s overcrowded transportation networks pose a looming logistical nightmare.

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.
Japan’s Olympic Committee Chief Retires Amid Corruption Probe
March 25, 2019

Japan’s Olympic Committee Chief Retires Amid Corruption Probe

By Thisanka Siripala
The scandal-hit JOC chief will step down - despite denying any wrongdoing - after growing pressure to resign.

Japan Olympic Committee Chief Faces Criminal Corruption Investigation
January 15, 2019

Japan Olympic Committee Chief Faces Criminal Corruption Investigation

By Thisanka Siripala
Tokyo’s successful bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics has been marred by a corruption scandal.

A Risky Choice: Rakhimov Elected President of Amateur Boxing Federation
November 06, 2018

A Risky Choice: Rakhimov Elected President of Amateur Boxing Federation

By Catherine Putz
The IOC, responding to Rakhimov’s election, expressed “grave” concern over judging scandals, anti-doping, and governance.

2 Central Asians and the Future of Olympic Boxing
October 31, 2018

2 Central Asians and the Future of Olympic Boxing

By Catherine Putz
A Kazakh boxing legend and an Uzbek businessman face off for leadership of the scandal-ridden International Boxing Association.

Japan’s Famed Tsukiji Fish Market Celebrates New Location
October 15, 2018

Japan’s Famed Tsukiji Fish Market Celebrates New Location

By Thisanka Siripala
After a two year political saga, the relocation of Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market is finally complete.
Can the 2020 Olympics Push a Rethink of Japan's Counterterrorism Strategy?
August 08, 2018

Can the 2020 Olympics Push a Rethink of Japan's Counterterrorism Strategy?

By Mina Pollmann
A new terrorism center suggests that Japan may finally be getting serious about the potential for attacks at home.

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.

Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
April 06, 2018

Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By Thisanka Siripala
Despite thawing tensions, Japan remains reluctant to forge ties with North Korea.

Tokyo's Governor Throws in With a New Political Party
June 02, 2017

Tokyo's Governor Throws in With a New Political Party

By Mina Pollmann
Yuriko Koike has officially withdrawn from the LDP to head the new Tomin First no Kai.
Asia’s Olympic Moment Has Its Roots in Cold War Politics
March 16, 2017

Asia’s Olympic Moment Has Its Roots in Cold War Politics

By Stefan Huebner
From China to Iran, Cold War politics shaped the participation of Asian countries in the Olympic Games.

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