National Mar 6, 2017

Tokyo Olympics won't seek public input on mascot name

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said the name of the games' official mascot will not be taken from the general public but from creative professionals. Once a panel selects the design of the mascot through a public competition, organizers will open the process to ...

Editorials Oct 11, 2013

Preparing for the 2020 Olympics

The government plan to establish an athlete-nurturing Sports Agency ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics should not overlook the need for a stronger sports foundation nationwide.

Editorials May 5, 2013

Mr. Inose does not understand

The Tokyo governor's remarks about Olympic Games rival Istanbul shows that he is not yet quite ready to participate in international society, let alone host the games.