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The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan
August 02, 2019

The 2020 Summer Games Can’t Save Japan

By Fumika Mizuno
The 2020 Games will wow and stun, but they will be no repeat of 1964.

Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight
May 06, 2019

Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight

By Thisanka Siripala
With a new imperial year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, death row inmates are likely to be spared in the coming two years.
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

By Nick Aspinwall
The IOC warned against the upcoming referendum, which has sparked Beijing's wrath and galvanized supporters of independence.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Cost Blowout Chips Away at Public Trust
October 22, 2018

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Cost Blowout Chips Away at Public Trust

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan struggles to contain Olympic expenses, while leaving taxpayers in the dark on the full picture.

Can Japan Host a Smoke-Free Olympics?
June 23, 2018

Can Japan Host a Smoke-Free Olympics?

By Thisanka Siripala
After a fiery political standoff, Japan passes an anti-smoking bill, part of a renewed push ahead of the 2020 Games.

In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics
October 09, 2014

In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics

By Joshua Kucera
The Games could put the country on the map. But not everybody is excited about the idea.

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

By Nancy Snow
A media relations expert offers advice on how Japan could improve its public diplomacy storytelling.
Will Beijing Get Another Olympics?
July 10, 2014

Will Beijing Get Another Olympics?

By Samuel Chi
The Chinese capital may become the first to host both Summer and Winter Olympics, by default.

Contractors Seek Out Homeless, Downtrodden for Fukushima Cleanup
March 23, 2014

Contractors Seek Out Homeless, Downtrodden for Fukushima Cleanup

By J.T. Quigley and Zachary Ruzbasan
With few willing to risk exposure to radiation, staffing agencies are exploiting unskilled laborers from across Japan.

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

By J.T. Quigley
Writer-turned-politician steps down after unreported $480,000 “personal” loan called into question.

Waterworld: How Worried Should We Be About Fukushima?
December 09, 2013

Waterworld: How Worried Should We Be About Fukushima?

By Reid Tanaka and David Roberts
Not as much as many headlines suggest, but the cleanup still needs to deal with a complex water issue.
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