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Japan Looks Back at the Tokyo Olympics
August 23, 2021

Japan Looks Back at the Tokyo Olympics

By Priyanka Borpujari
The highly-controversial and expensive Tokyo Olympic Games stirred up mixed emotions among Japanese.  

Japan Was Right to Hold the Tokyo Olympics
August 05, 2021

Japan Was Right to Hold the Tokyo Olympics

By John Lee
The Games are a brave testament to the possibility of living with COVID-19, while keeping the worst effects at bay.
Olympic Champion Hidilyn Diaz Deserves an Apology From the Philippine Government
July 29, 2021

Olympic Champion Hidilyn Diaz Deserves an Apology From the Philippine Government

By Mong Palatino
The Philippines’ first-ever gold medalist had an earlier claim to fame: being accused of conspiring against the Duterte administration.

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: The Attendees and the No-Shows
July 23, 2021

Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: The Attendees and the No-Shows

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s spectatorless Opening Ceremony welcomes world leaders and sponsors amid a COVID-19 state of emergency.

Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy
July 21, 2021

Noriko Hama on the Tokyo Olympics and Japan’s Economy

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Olympics will end up being a "net negative" for Japan, Hama predicts.

President Moon Decides Against Olympic Visit to Japan
July 20, 2021

President Moon Decides Against Olympic Visit to Japan

By Mitch Shin
After a Japanese senior diplomat’s lewd comment about Moon was reported, South Korea decided to stop negotiating with Japan over a presidential summit in Tokyo. 

Is Japan’s Olympic Bubble About to Burst?
July 20, 2021

Is Japan’s Olympic Bubble About to Burst?

By Thisanka Siripala
Gaping holes in the Tokyo Olympics bubble could derail the safety of athletes in the village and entire competitions. 
Will Japan’s Rapid COVID-19 Rebound Set Back the Tokyo Olympics?
July 19, 2021

Will Japan’s Rapid COVID-19 Rebound Set Back the Tokyo Olympics?

By Thisanka Siripala
The COVID-19 outlook for Tokyo ahead of the Olympics looks bleak, with the infection rate expected to rise.

South Korea and Japan Must Stop Politicizing the Olympic Games
July 13, 2021

South Korea and Japan Must Stop Politicizing the Olympic Games

By Eunjung Irene Oh
President Moon’s potential visit to Tokyo is the object of a diplomatic tug-of-war. Both sides should treat it as an opportunity, not a bargaining chip.

Japan Welcomes Domestic Spectators for Tokyo Olympics Despite Warnings From Experts
June 23, 2021

Japan Welcomes Domestic Spectators for Tokyo Olympics Despite Warnings From Experts

By Thisanka Siripala
While restaurants and bars in Tokyo face COVID-19 restrictions, local fans will be allowed at Olympic venues, fanning fears of a coronavirus rebound.  

No Cheers: Tokyo Olympic Village Considering Ban on Alcohol
June 10, 2021

No Cheers: Tokyo Olympic Village Considering Ban on Alcohol

By Stephen Wade
These are going to be the "no cheers" Olympics, with testing and vaccinations taking priority over fun and games.
Tokyo Games Relay Opens in 100 Days With 10,000 Torchbearers
December 16, 2020

Tokyo Games Relay Opens in 100 Days With 10,000 Torchbearers

By Associated Press
Even after a year-long delay, there are questions about the safety of the massive relay effort – not to mention the Olympic Games themselves.

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