Apr 23, 2015

JRFU chief Mori to step down in June

Yoshiro Mori, who heads the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, said Thursday that he will step down as president of the Japan Rugby Football Union when his fifth term expires in June. The 77-year-old former Prime Minister had surgery in March for lung cancer. “Spending ...

Tokyo 2020 chief Mori to step down as JRFU president

Apr 6, 2015

Tokyo 2020 chief Mori to step down as JRFU president

Yoshiro Mori, who recently revealed he has had surgery to treat lung cancer, said Monday he is considering resigning as president of the Japan Rugby Football Union but still intends to retain his post as chief of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee. “I’ve ...

Park receives letter from Abe asking for summit

Sep 20, 2014

Park receives letter from Abe asking for summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a summit meeting in a letter handed over on Friday, seeking a breakthrough in bilateral ties frozen by disagreements over Japan’s wartime past, including the “comfort women” issue. Abe, in a letter handed ...

Jun 13, 2014

Masuzoe briefs IOC president on venue review

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe met International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Friday to explain his plan to review venues planned for the 2020 Olympics. “President Bach told us to have better contact with each international sports federation,” Masuzoe told reporters at a Tokyo ...

Jun 6, 2014

Olympics advisory panel mixed bag

by Masaaki Kameda

The organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has set up an advisory council consisting of 170 people from various parts of society to make sure the games are an “all-Japan” effort. Yoshiaki Tsutsumi, who was convicted of insider trading and falsifying financial statements ...

IOC officials praise Tokyo's initial preparations for 2020 Olympics

Apr 4, 2014

IOC officials praise Tokyo's initial preparations for 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission is pleased with the efforts of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics organizing committee so far, Commission Chairman John Coates said Friday following a three-day visit to Tokyo. The visit represented the first working-level talks between the coordination commission, which will ...