Dec 29, 2013

Olympics committee to launch next month

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee will likely be launched on Jan. 24, whether it has a chairman or not, sources said. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japanese Olympic Committee want to launch the committee by the beginning of February after selecting a ...

Dec 19, 2013

Exit regrettable, JOC chief says

Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said Thursday he is sorry to hear that Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose is resigning over a money scandal, because he played a leading role in Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics. “We will keep close contact ...

Oct 23, 2013

A lot of economic hope riding on 2020 Olympics: BOJ

Communities around Japan expect the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other major developments in the country to boost tourism and personal spending, according to a new Bank of Japan survey. Tokyo, Nagano, Hyogo and Chiba prefectures in particular are pinning high hopes on the Olympic ...