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U.N. adopts Japan-sponsored resolution promoting volunteerism

National Dec 18, 2018

U.N. adopts Japan-sponsored resolution promoting volunteerism

The U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution encouraging volunteerism, to advance the global body's sustainable development agenda — an initiative Tokyo hopes can be used to energize activities coinciding with the 2020 Games. "This year we wanted to infuse enthusiasm for the 2020 ...

National Dec 8, 2018

Japan enacts law against ticket scalping ahead of Olympics

The Diet on Saturday passed a bill that will prohibit ticket scalping for concerts and sports events in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The legislation, unanimously approved by the House of Councilors in the predawn hours following its passage Tuesday in the ...

Applicants top 80,000 for 2020 Tokyo Olympics volunteer roles

National Nov 22, 2018

Applicants top 80,000 for 2020 Tokyo Olympics volunteer roles

The number of applications for volunteer jobs during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has already topped the organizing committee's target of 80,000 one month ahead of the deadline. The organizing committee said Wednesday that the number of applications stood at 81,035 as of 9 ...

Tokyo seeks early marathon starts

Olympics Nov 21, 2018

Tokyo seeks early marathon starts

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games hopes to move up the start times of the 2020 marathons by one hour to 6 a.m. to avoid the extreme summer heat, sources said Wednesday. In July, the International Olympic Committee approved the organizers' ...