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Taiwan Set to Decide on Banishing Its ‘Chinese Taipei’ Olympic Moniker
November 21, 2018
Taiwan Set to Decide on Banishing Its ‘Chinese Taipei’ Olympic Moniker
The IOC warned against the upcoming referendum, which has sparked Beijing's wrath and galvanized supporters of independence.
Taiwan Set to Decide on Banishing Its ‘Chinese Taipei’ Olympic Moniker
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Cost Blowout Chips Away at Public Trust
October 22, 2018
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Cost Blowout Chips Away at Public Trust
Japan struggles to contain Olympic expenses, while leaving taxpayers in the dark on the full picture.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Cost Blowout Chips Away at Public Trust
Can Japan Host a Smoke-Free Olympics?
June 23, 2018
Can Japan Host a Smoke-Free Olympics?
After a fiery political standoff, Japan passes an anti-smoking bill, part of a renewed push ahead of the 2020 Games.
Can Japan Host a Smoke-Free Olympics?
In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics
October 09, 2014
In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics
The Games could put the country on the map. But not everybody is excited about the idea.
In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics
9 Ways Japan Can Better Tell Its Story to the World
September 29, 2014
9 Ways Japan Can Better Tell Its Story to the World
A media relations expert offers advice on how Japan could improve its public diplomacy storytelling.
9 Ways Japan Can Better Tell Its Story to the World
Will Beijing Get Another Olympics?
July 10, 2014
Will Beijing Get Another Olympics?
The Chinese capital may become the first to host both Summer and Winter Olympics, by default.
Will Beijing Get Another Olympics?
Contractors Seek Out Homeless, Downtrodden for Fukushima Cleanup
March 23, 2014
Contractors Seek Out Homeless, Downtrodden for Fukushima Cleanup
With few willing to risk exposure to radiation, staffing agencies are exploiting unskilled laborers from across Japan.
Contractors Seek Out Homeless, Downtrodden for Fukushima Cleanup
Governor Inose, The Face of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Bid, Resigns Over Loan Scandal
December 19, 2013
Governor Inose, The Face of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Bid, Resigns Over Loan Scandal
Writer-turned-politician steps down after unreported $480,000 “personal” loan called into question.
Governor Inose, The Face of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Bid, Resigns Over Loan Scandal
Waterworld: How Worried Should We Be About Fukushima?
December 09, 2013
Waterworld: How Worried Should We Be About Fukushima?
Not as much as many headlines suggest, but the cleanup still needs to deal with a complex water issue.
Waterworld: How Worried Should We Be About Fukushima?
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