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Group Podcast - Olympics

With the Rio De Janeiro 2016 Olympics now less than a year away, Jeremie Crystal, Lukasz Chomicki, Emily Jamieson and Dan Kelly undertook a number of interviews with Olympic hopefuls and veterans. 30 more words


Target of 16 Gold Medals for Japan in 2020: Realistic or Underwhelming?

Officials in Japan are aiming for 16 gold medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

“Medals will encourage athletes,” Olympics minister Toshiaki Endo was quoted as saying in… 265 more words

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Sani Brown: The 2015 IAAF Rising Star Award Recipient (No, he doesn't look Japanese.)

As the Japan Times reported on November 27, Abdul Hakim Sani Brown became the first Japanese to win the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) Rising Star Award. 319 more words

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Update on Tokyo 2020 Logo Competition

Over 300 designs for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo design contest have already been submitted. Is yours one of them?

You need to be a Japanese national or a permanent resident of Japan 18 years or older to submit. 261 more words


Shonan, Hawaii and The Surfing Culture in Japan

If surfing comes to the Tokyo Olympics, it’s possible surfers will have the American military to thank.

After the Pacific War ended and General MacArthur assumed nearly imperial-like status in running Japan, military bases with thousands of American troops were established throughout the country. 386 more words


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I recently came to the realisation that I am not getting any younger and that I will definitely die soon. Admittedly, I am 24, so I probably won’t dieĀ all that soon, but nevertheless for the first time I realised that I was getting older – after all, if I were footballer, I’d no longer be considered a young talent. 248 more words


2020 Tokyo Olympics Predicted in Post-Apocalyptic Japanese Anime Classic: Akira

In 1988, a nuclear explosion destroyed Tokyo sparking World War III. That was the alternative universe of Katsuhiro Otomo, who co-wrote the famed manga “ 171 more words