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JAPANESE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

Aichi Governor Hideaki Omura (fourth from left), Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita (fourth from right) and Raja Randhir Singh (third from right), acting president of the Olympic Council of Asia, participate in a reception promoting the 2026 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Saturday.
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Oct 8, 2023
Co-hosts Aichi and Nagoya vow to stage inspiring Asian Games in 2026
The 2026 Asian Games will be Japan's third, following the 1958 meet in Tokyo and the 1994 meet in Hiroshima.
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OLYMPICS
Jun 30, 2023
Yasuhiro Yamashita re-elected as president of Japanese Olympic Committee
Yamashita voiced unease regarding Sapporo's bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics.
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OLYMPICS
Jun 14, 2022
JOC signs framework agreement with LGBTQ hub Pride House Tokyo
JOC President Yasuhiro Yamashita said the move came about following last summer's Tokyo Games, where the number of athletes who came out as LGBTQ was the highest ever.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 21, 2022
Japan names Miho Takagi as team captain for Beijing Games
'I'm really honored,' Takagi said. 'We'll strive to be our strongest, no matter what challenges we meet.'
Japan Times
SPORTS
Oct 17, 2021
Cases of sexually exploitative photos of athletes double after Games
The increase in reports to the website run by the Japanese Olympic Committee is believed to be a result of increased awareness of the issue due to the Tokyo Games and a series of arrests.
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OLYMPICS
Jul 7, 2021
In subdued ceremony, officials urge Team Japan to inspire nation
'The Olympics will be the stage where the athletes can deliver dreams and hopes to people,' Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita said.
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OLYMPICS
Jun 29, 2021
Japan ditching medal targets for focus on athlete safety, JOC chief says
'If I'm asked whether it's important to achieve 30 (gold medals), I want to clearly say 'no,'' Yasuhiro Yamashita said on Monday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 26, 2021
Japan's Olympic delegation to receive vaccinations from June 1
The Japanese Olympic Committee says it will avoid using public health officials in order to reduce the strain on the country's medical system amid efforts to vaccinate senior citizens.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 26, 2021
Mori’s resignation highlights changing gender norms
Yoshiro Mori reportedly decided to resign immediately after the remarks. It was the secretariat of the organizing committee who strongly pleaded with him to stay in his position.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Feb 12, 2021
Tokyo Olympics chief Mori's exit has been long overdue
The country has been embarrassed again by an antediluvian politician, with media at home and abroad condemning Mori's remarks and the mindset it represents.
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OLYMPICS
Jul 23, 2020
Japan's athletes hitting reset button in preparation for postponed Tokyo Olympics
The Japanese Olympic Committee is sticking to its goal of winning 30 gold medals at the Tokyo Games.
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OLYMPICS
Apr 6, 2020
Olympic saga reveals Japanese sports world's lack of influence
The unprecedented decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for a year amid the spread of the coronavirus has highlighted the impotence of Japan's sports community.
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OLYMPICS
Mar 23, 2020
JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita advocates shorter postponement for athletes
As the International Olympic Committee begins considering a potential postponement of the Tokyo Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita told reporters on Monday night that the organization would accept such an adjournment if it were a decision to protect...
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OLYMPICS
Jan 11, 2020
JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita becomes IOC member
Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita was elected a member of the International Olympic Committee at its general assembly on Friday.
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OLYMPICS
Dec 6, 2019
JOC chief Yasuhiro Yamashita nominated for IOC membership
The IOC has nominated Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita for IOC membership, with a formal decision to be discussed in January, its spokesman said Thursday.
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OLYMPICS
Nov 21, 2019
JOC's Tsuyoshi Fukui to lead Japanese delegation at Tokyo 2020
Japanese Olympic Committee Secretary General Tsuyoshi Fukui has been tipped to take on the role of the Japanese delegation head for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, sources familiar with the matter said late Wednesday evening.
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OLYMPICS
Nov 8, 2019
Details announced for final 2020 lotto
The second and final lottery for Japanese residents to buy tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will commence on Nov. 13, the organizing committee announced Friday.
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OLYMPICS
Apr 5, 2019
JOC on verge of naming judo federation chief Yasuhiro Yamashita next president: source
The Japanese Olympic Committee is set to name former Olympic judo gold medalist Yasuhiro Yamashita as successor to longtime president Tsunekazu Takeda, who is under investigation by French authorities for alleged bribery, a source said Friday.
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Mar 29, 2019
Teenager Waka Sonoda taking aim at Olympic archery berth
As one of four women hoping to represent Japan at the World Archery Championships, 16-year-old Waka Sonoda is right on target to make her Olympic dreams a reality.
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OLYMPICS
Mar 19, 2019
Tsunekazu Takeda to leave JOC and IOC posts amid scandal
The announcement was made following accusations that bribery was involved in Tokyo being chosen as the host city for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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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