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Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 14, 2022
Beijing vs. Tokyo: A tale of two cities' approaches to the pandemic Games
Influenced by ever-changing collective knowledge on COVID-19, the recent Olympic Games have taken radically different approaches to hosting the world's biggest international sporting events during a global pandemic.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 14, 2022
Sara Takanashi bouncing back after difficult time at Beijing Games
Takanashi is already in Europe as she gears up for a World Cup competition later in the month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 14, 2022
Japan and South Korea hold mixed views about China hosting the Beijing Olympics
While the Winter Olympics seem to have created opportunities for Japan and China to develop closer ties, the same cannot be said of relations between China and South Korea.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 14, 2022
Erin Jackson hopeful historic speedskating gold inspires other minorities to take up winter sports
'Hopefully we can see more minorities, especially in the USA, getting out and trying some of these winter sports, and I just hope to be a good example,' Jackson said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 14, 2022
Facing crisis, Hong Kong leans on Beijing to contain COVID-19 surge
Authorities in the city on Sunday reported 1,347 coronavirus infections and said more than 3,400 confirmed patients were receiving treatment.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 14, 2022
In the Kamila Valieva story, echoes of a dark era of doping
Decades after East Germany gave steroids to its athletes and just a few years after Russia's doping program was exposed, the Olympic Games are again roiled by scandal.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 14, 2022
Takagi wins silver in 500 as Kodaira's defense falls short
Miho Takagi was on top of the leaderboard for much of the night until she was eventually overtaken by American Erin Jackson in the penultimateu00a0pairing.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 13, 2022
Olympic venues get real snow, a rarity
The Winter Olympics can be too wintry — even in Beijing and its surroundings, a region that gets little natural snow and had seen barely a dusting of it thus far during the Games.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 13, 2022
Australian team celebrates after securing record medal haul at Beijing Olympics
While long known for punching above its weight at the Summer Olympics, Australia has made strides in winter sports over the past two decades despite little snowfall and short winters.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 13, 2022
Snowboarding judging under fire after Max Parrot's slopestyle gold medal
Ayumu Hirano, who won gold in the men's halfpipe on Friday, also questioned the judging process for snowboarding.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 13, 2022
Ryoyu Kobayashi adds large hill silver medal to normal hill gold at Beijing Olympics
'It's difficult to describe my feelings,' Kobayashi said. 'I'm very happy, but a little frustrated at the same time for missing the gold.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 13, 2022
At Beijing press conferences, the questions tell their own story
There were 12 questions asked in English on Saturday, and 11 were about a doping scandal. There were seven questions asked in Chinese, and they were about, basically, anything else.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 13, 2022
China’s ice hockey squad shows a powerhouse’s weakness: team sports
The Chinese team in the Beijing Olympics could shock the Games. But it is more likely to underscore how little infrastructure the country has for team sports.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 12, 2022
Japan's bid for women's ice hockey medal ends with blowout loss to Finland
Goaltender Nana Fujimoto did her best to keep Japan in the game with 35 saves, but the world No. 6 side could not contain a fast and physical Finnish outfit in the 7-1 loss.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 12, 2022
Japan's Wataru Morishige takes speedskating bronze as China's Gao Tingyu sets Olympic record
Gao set the pace early as the seventh pairing out of 15, finishing the single lap around the oval in a time that his rivals failed to beat.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 12, 2022
Japan's women's team moves into semis with Olympic record in speedskating pursuit
The three-woman team of Ayano Sato, Miho Takagi and her older sister Nana Takagi set a blistering time to better their record set four years ago.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 12, 2022
Heavy snow a welcome 'problem' for venues at Beijing Games
While athletes have been competing on artificial snow throughout the Beijing Olympics, organizers are now dealing with the logistical challenge of clearing away the real thing.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 12, 2022
Japan mounts stunning comeback to beat Denmark for second curling win
Japanese skip Satsuki Fujisawa threw a pinpoint double takeout with the game's final shot Saturday to complete a stunning 8-7 comeback win over Denmark in the Beijing Winter Olympics women's curling round robin.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 12, 2022
Gold medalist Ayumu Hirano says anger over judging helped him focus
A day after winning the men's snowboard halfpipe competition, Hirano addressed the judging controversy that threatened to leave him an Olympic bridesmaid for a third time.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 12, 2022
Failed test casts shadow over figure skating, the Olympics’ showcase event
'It's either an intentional delay to allow her to compete or gross incompetence and has resulted in mayhem,' the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has said.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world