Japanese medalists thank fans, look ahead to 2020

Aug 24, 2016

Japanese medalists thank fans, look ahead to 2020

Japanese athletes who won medals during the Rio Olympics expressed their appreciation Wednesday to all those who cheered for them during the 17-day event, which came to a close Sunday, and looked forward to more excitement at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 55 athletes, ...

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo after Rio Games

Aug 24, 2016

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo after Rio Games

The Olympic flag arrived in Japan on Wednesday with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and the Japanese Olympic delegation returning from Brazil, as Tokyo looks forward to hosting the next Olympic Summer Games in 2020. The flag, bearing the symbol of the five interlocking rings, ...

Tokyo governor vows to make 2020 games sustainable event

Aug 20, 2016

Tokyo governor vows to make 2020 games sustainable event

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said Friday that she aims to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympics not just a one-time sporting competition — but a sustainable event. Great importance needs to be given to effectively using Olympic facilities even after the Games, Koike told a ...

Aug 17, 2016

Japanese youth volunteers arrive in Phnom Penh to coach judo

A group of youth volunteers dispatched to Cambodia by the Japanese government to coach judo arrived in the capital Phnom Penh on Tuesday. The university students, from Tokyo and Nara Prefecture, were accompanied by team leader Gotaro Ogawa, a former Japanese ambassador to Cambodia ...