Inose lauds 'Team Japan' for bringing games back

Sep 11, 2013

Inose lauds 'Team Japan' for bringing games back

by Masaaki Kameda

Tokyo’s success in landing the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics was thanks to the country’s all-around effort involving athletes, lawmakers and business leaders, Gov. Naoki Inose said after returning from the International Olympic Committee’s general assembly in Buenos Aires. “Our bid came to fruition as ...

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 ...

Inose pitches Tokyo for 2020 Olympics at Russian meet

May 31, 2013

Inose pitches Tokyo for 2020 Olympics at Russian meet

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose made a pitch for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games at an international conference Thursday in St. Petersburg, along with his rivals from Istanbul and Madrid. Inose, chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee, told the International Olympic Committee and other ...

May 5, 2013

Mr. Inose does not understand

The Tokyo governor's remarks about Olympic Games rival Istanbul shows that he is not yet quite ready to participate in international society, let alone host the games.

Revealing the many masks of Mishima

May 5, 2013

Revealing the many masks of Mishima

by Paul Mccarthy

This is a whale of a book — both unusually massive and extremely informative and stimulating. The title means “mask” in Latin and is probably an allusion to Yukio Mishima’s first full-length novel, “Confessions of a Mask,” published in Japan in 1949 and translated ...