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Postponed Tokyo Olympics Hit 1-Year-To-Go Mark – Again
July 24, 2020

Postponed Tokyo Olympics Hit 1-Year-To-Go Mark – Again

By Associated Press
COVID-19 reset the clock on the countdown and dampened enthusiasm for the Games.

After the Virus: Japan’s Painful Economic Recovery
July 01, 2020

After the Virus: Japan’s Painful Economic Recovery

By Anthony Fensom
Anticipation of an economic windfall in 2020 has fallen flat, but there’s still hope for the post-COVID future.
Tokyo Olympics Just Beginning the Race to Reset Themselves
May 28, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Just Beginning the Race to Reset Themselves

By Associated Press
"If you ask, are we just around the first corner of the 400-meter race, I cannot answer that question," said organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto.

Jumpstarting the US-Japan-Korea Trilateral Amid COVID-19
May 06, 2020

Jumpstarting the US-Japan-Korea Trilateral Amid COVID-19

By Scott W. Harold
The U.S. should encourage trilateral cooperation with South Korea and Japan to fight the pandemic, with an eye toward saving the Tokyo Games.

Tokyo Has No ‘Plan B’ for Another Olympic Postponement
April 14, 2020

Tokyo Has No ‘Plan B’ for Another Olympic Postponement

By Associated Press
Organizers are proceeding under the assumption the Olympics will open on July 23, 2021.

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.
Tokyo 2020: Avoiding Panic or Saving Face?
March 19, 2020

Tokyo 2020: Avoiding Panic or Saving Face?

By Layne Vandenberg
Are the IOC and the Japanese government hesitant to cancel the Summer Olympic Games because they want to quell public fear -- or avoid embarrassment?

Japan Takes Additional Measures to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak
March 13, 2020

Japan Takes Additional Measures to Fight Coronavirus Outbreak

By Mina Pollmann
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared the spread of the coronavirus as a “state of historic emergency.”

What Would It Cost to Cancel the Tokyo Olympics?
February 24, 2020

What Would It Cost to Cancel the Tokyo Olympics?

By Anthony Fensom
 Cancelling the Summer Games over coronavirus fears would not be a fatal economic blow for Japan.

Tokyo’s Homeless Pressured to Disappear Ahead of Olympics
February 07, 2020

Tokyo’s Homeless Pressured to Disappear Ahead of Olympics

By Thisanka Siripala
With six months until the Olympics, authorities are being accused of sweeping homelessness and domestic poverty under the rug.
Could Japan Call off the Tokyo Olympics Following the Coronavirus Outbreak?
February 01, 2020

Could Japan Call off the Tokyo Olympics Following the Coronavirus Outbreak?

By Thisanka Siripala
As China struggles to contain the coronavirus, there are looming fears the virus could threaten the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Japan.

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