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For Junko Horiuchi's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Esports looking to secure Olympic future at Asian Games

Aug 23, 2018

Esports looking to secure Olympic future at Asian Games

Esports events will be contested at the Asian Games for the first time in Indonesia, with players and advocates hoping it will show skeptics that video gaming belongs in the big leagues. With the stakeholders hoping the demonstration event will help build the case for ...

Japan's airports face security staff crunch ahead of 2020 Olympics

May 29, 2018

Japan's airports face security staff crunch ahead of 2020 Olympics

Major airports in Japan are struggling to retain luggage inspectors due to low wages and long hours, leaving authorities concerned about anti-terrorism efforts ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With the number of foreign visitors to Japan expected to continue its trend of record annual ...

Tokyo looks to challenge Japan's conformism by becoming innovation hub

Apr 16, 2018

Tokyo looks to challenge Japan's conformism by becoming innovation hub

Tokyo is vying to become an innovation hub for entrepreneurs and investors, challenging Japan's reputation as an environment that fails to nurture entrepreneurship, and a new nonprofit organization is hoping to play a leading role. The recently launched Venture Cafe Tokyo aims to help innovators ...