Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics

Sep 8, 2013

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee selects Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics on Saturday in Buenos Aires, giving Japan’s capital its second Summer Games, and first since 1964.

Inose slams Fukushima coverage

Sep 7, 2013

Inose slams Fukushima coverage

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose, at his final news conference before the selection of the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympics, blasted media coverage of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and said people should not believe scare stories. He also stressed that the central government ...

Tokyo sets up English website on radiation

Sep 4, 2013

Tokyo sets up English website on radiation

by Mizuho Aoki

The metro government opens an English website offering radiation-related information — a last-ditch effort before the 2020 Olympics host is picked — to brush off the negative impact from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant mess.

Sep 3, 2013

Suga irked, says princess' trip to IOC not political

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday he was distressed by remarks Imperial Household Agency Grand Steward Noriyuki Kazaoka made regarding Princess Hisako’s attendance at the upcoming International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos Aires. On Monday, Kazaoka said it was a “difficult decision” for ...

Sep 2, 2013

Chief of Olympic bid shrugs off Fukushima factor

The radioactive water leaking from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant will not affect Tokyo, Tsunekazu Takeda, head of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games bid, said late last week. Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s poorly protected six-reactor plant suffered three core meltdowns in March 2011 after it ...