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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.

Japan Medical Association: Tokyo Olympics Difficult Without Vaccine
April 28, 2020

Japan Medical Association: Tokyo Olympics Difficult Without Vaccine

By Associated Press
Japan and the International Olympic Committee had agreed to postpone the Tokyo Games until July 23, 2021, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.

With Olympics Pushed Back, Tokyo Braces for Coronavirus Spread
March 25, 2020

With Olympics Pushed Back, Tokyo Braces for Coronavirus Spread

By Mina Pollmann
Japan's capital is preparing hospital beds and mulling the possibility of a lockdown.

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.

Downtown Tokyo’s Homeless Fear Removal Ahead of Olympics
January 23, 2020

Downtown Tokyo’s Homeless Fear Removal Ahead of Olympics

By Associated Press
Like the United States, Japan has a relatively high poverty rate for a wealthy nation. 

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.

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.

Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Dream
August 20, 2012

Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Dream

Japan’s capital is bidding to host the summer games with Istanbul and Madrid also vying for the prize.

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