Group taps 'vibrant' youth for '20 Games

May 7, 2014

Group taps 'vibrant' youth for '20 Games

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A college student in Tokyo has a lofty Olympic goal: to recruit half the 80,000 volunteers that the organizing committee for the 2020 Games and Paralympics hopes to enlist. In March, Kentaro Fujita, then a sophomore at Tokyo's Senshu University, and four others established nonprofit ...

Jan 6, 2014

Hosting Olympics to have ¥20 trillion impact on economy: think tank

Tokyo's hosting of the 2020 Olympic Games will generate up to ¥20 trillion in spillover effects for the economy, according to a projection released Monday. The Institute for Urban Strategies said in its report that hosting the Olympics could create roughly 1.21 million jobs nationwide ...

Dec 29, 2013

Olympics committee to launch next month

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee will likely be launched on Jan. 24, whether it has a chairman or not, sources said. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japanese Olympic Committee want to launch the committee by the beginning of February after selecting a chairman ...

Dec 19, 2013

Exit regrettable, JOC chief says

Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said Thursday he is sorry to hear that Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose is resigning over a money scandal, because he played a leading role in Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics. "We will keep close contact with ...