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International baseball chief 'confident' after Olympic talks with MLB

A top international baseball official remains confident of MLB participation, in some form, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the two sides met last week, according to a report. 352 more words



Spring is here.

In Tokyo, you know because wherever you go, you are blessed by the blossom.

Unfortunately, the IOC does not entertain the idea of the Spring Olympics, so the image of youthful athletes running through a flurry of falling blossom petals will have to await a fictionalized Hollywood vision. 288 more words

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Tokyo 2020 Begins Collection of Recycled Materials for Paralympic Medals

An ambitious plan has begun for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, as the organizers began their collection of materials for recycled metals to make the medals for the Games on Sunday. 265 more words


Airbnb Japan to Help Beat the Occupancy Crunch Today and in 2020: Finding a Friendly Room in Japan

The Silicon Valley home-sharing accommodation business has faced first-mover angst. While customers seeking cheaper, more varied accommodations are using Airbnb more and more, the hotel industry in particular is pushing back, lobbying local governments to put a stop to these unregulated competitors. 590 more words


Nissin Cup Ramen and the New Seven Samurai: Appealing to the Same Tokyo 2020 Cool, Youth Market

My friends know this: I’m addicted to Nissin Cup Ramen.

There’s something about the aroma after I’ve waited that obligatory 3-minutes for the hot water to soften the noodles and bind the various spices and ingredients in a flavor that instantly gratifies me. 247 more words

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2020 Olympic golf course changes membership policy

TOKYO (AP) — The course that will host the 2020 Olympic golf tournament has decided to change its membership policy to include women.

The Kasumigaseki Country Club said Monday its executive board decided on the change after discussions among its members. 145 more words


The Pressure is On: With Fabled Golf Clubs Opening Up to Women, Will the Kasumigaseki Country Club Follow?

The oldest golf club in the world, Muirfield Golf Club, located in Scotland, the birthplace of golf, recently decided to provide women the opportunity to have equal membership with male members. 322 more words

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