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Rugby at the Rio Olympics Will be Fast and Furious: Understanding the Differences Between Rugby Union and Rugby Sevens

The surging love for rugby in Japan has been driven by the success of the Japan team, aka “The Brave Blossoms”, in the recent Rugby World Cup Championships in Gloucester, Scotland last month. 405 more words

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Japan eyes top three in Olympic medal standings

TOKYO (AP) — The newly formed Japan Sports Agency has set ambitious goals for the nation’s athletes at both the Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo Olympics. 285 more words


Tokyo Pitchman Governor Yoichi Masuzoe: From Motorization to De-Motorization, from More Money to More Time

Yoichi Masuzoe was in his first year of high school, and a competitive sprinter in the 100 meters, running it in 11 seconds. And he remembers watching the Tokyo Olympics on television. 376 more words

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Hotels: They Built Them but They Didn't Come

In 1964, Japanese officials expected 130,000 foreigners to visit during the Olympics, so they encouraged proprieters to get ready for the world to flock across the seas, not only to Tokyo, but to the beautiful vistas around Tokyo and beyond. 457 more words

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Tokyo Launches Design Competition for New Olympic logo

Old Tokyo 2020 logo (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese organizers have launched the design competition for a new logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to replace the emblem that was dropped amid plagiarism allegations. 98 more words


A Second Act for Tokyo: Building the Tokyo Brand

Cities matter. They are flag carriers for nations, centers for universities and cultural influences, attractors for investment and tourists, as well as experiences for people living and visiting them. 498 more words

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Baseball qualifying for 2020 Tokyo Games would be tricky

ROME (AP) — If baseball rejoins the Olympics for the 2020 Tokyo Games, just qualifying for the tournament could be a challenge.

Under Tokyo’s recommendations, the men’s baseball competition would consist of just six teams — two less than the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s proposal. 247 more words