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What Will Tokyo’s Postponed Olympics Mean for Japanese Politics?
May 02, 2020

What Will Tokyo’s Postponed Olympics Mean for Japanese Politics?

By Kristo Tamm
Shinzo Abe’s legacy is on the line.

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.

Tokyo Olympic Flame Taken Off Display; Next Stop Unclear
April 08, 2020

Tokyo Olympic Flame Taken Off Display; Next Stop Unclear

By Associated Press
Too keep people from gathering, Japan has taken the flame to an undisclosed location.

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. 

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.

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