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Tokyo Olympic torch relay tasked with uniting disaster-hit regions

Apr 21, 2017

Tokyo Olympic torch relay tasked with uniting disaster-hit regions

With the 2020 Tokyo Games dubbed the Olympics to help reconstruct disaster-hit regions, torch relay organizers are tasked with providing a genuine sense of involvement for people still finding their way back to normality. Starting discussions in February, organizers decided the best way to ...

Moritomo Gakuen applies for bankruptcy protection

Apr 21, 2017

Moritomo Gakuen applies for bankruptcy protection

The troubled Osaka school operator at the center of national political scrutiny applied for protection from creditors on Friday via court-mediated rehabilitation. The links alleged between nationalism-espousing school firm Moritomo Gakuen and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie, who promoted it, have ...

Apr 21, 2017

Rainforest wood breaches Tokyo green Olympic vow, activists say

Activist groups called for an independent investigation into the use of wood possibly originating from Malaysian forests for the construction of Tokyo’s Olympic stadium, saying it is a “significant breach” of the city’s commitment to a sustainable 2020 Games. The seven groups, which include ...