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SEIKO HASHIMOTO

Hiroshige Seko, a former Upper House secretary-general of the LDP, told the Upper House ethics committee in Tokyo on Thursday that he was never directly involved in the handling of the Abe faction’s funds.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 14, 2024
Upper House Abe faction members deny involvement in slush fund scandal
Opposition lawmakers targeted the lack of clarity over the decision to continue a kickback scheme after Abe’s death in 2022.
Former Olympics minister Seiko Hashimoto has announced her intention to appear before an Upper House political ethics committee scheduled to convene on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 12, 2024
Three members of Abe faction to attend Upper House ethics hearing
But other lawmakers embroiled in the LDP slush fund scandal have largely indicated that they don't intend to testify.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 26, 2022
Tokyo Olympic exec's home searched over suspicions of bribery
Haruyuki Takahashi, 78, is believed to have received around u00a545 million from major business suit retailer Aoki Holdings.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 22, 2022
Tokyo Olympics cost totals ¥1.42 trillion, nearly double the original bid
The final budget report for the Tokyo Games was presented at the organizers' board meeting along with an official report submitted to the International Olympic Committee.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Sep 6, 2021
Tokyo Olympic chief proud of hosting Games despite pandemic
Seiko Hashimoto said the Games were held without major problems and with an emphasis on the safety of all participants and the Japanese public.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 9, 2021
Empty seats and disappointed fans: An Olympics behind closed doors
“It's extremely unfortunate the games can't be held in their complete form, and for that I apologize to the many ticket holders,” Tokyo Organising Committee President Seiko Hashimoto said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2021
Tokyo Olympics' 10,000-spectator cap to be reviewed due to COVID-19 surge
With just three weeks remaining until the opening of the games, representatives of the organizers could meet as early as Thursday to discuss how best to deal with local fans
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 2, 2021
U.S. media say COVID-19 measures at Tokyo Olympics go against press freedoms
Sports editors from over 10 major U.S. media outlets have sent a letter of protest to organizers of the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 25, 2021
Tokyo Olympic president says antivirus measures need to be tightened
Seiko Hashimoto's comment came after a Ugandan team member was found to be infected with the highly contagious delta variant first detected in India.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2021
A quarter of ticket holders to lose place at Tokyo Games
The number of ticket holders will be reduced by some 910,000 people to a total of 2.72 million, and the results of a lottery will be announced on July 6.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2021
With one month to go, Tokyo 2020 chief says positive legacy still possible
While the original meaning of the Olympics was “not fully communicated” in recent years, Tokyo 2020 presents an opportunity for the event to return to its roots, Seiko Hashimoto said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 22, 2021
Tokyo Olympics organizers backtrack on plan to sell alcohol at venues
The about-face came after withering criticism from the public, medical experts and both ruling and opposition lawmakers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 8, 2021
Foreign media covering Olympics to be monitored by GPS, Tokyo 2020 president says
The locations of foreign journalists will be checked to ensure they do not leave preregistered areas, such as hotels and sports venues, Seiko Hashimoto said Tuesday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 3, 2021
Japan to vaccinate 95% of its Olympic athletes
Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita said athletes do not need to feel guilty about practicing for the Olympics despite strong public opposition.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 28, 2021
Tokyo 2020 head hints that decision on spectators won't be coming soon
Seiko Hashimoto, speaking at a Friday news conference, touched on the difficulty of reaching a conclusion without monitoring infections in the coming weeks.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 23, 2021
Athletes taking wait-and-see approach to Olympics
Some Japanese stars have voiced concerns about holding the event during the pandemic but none have backed out with just two months to go until the July 23 opening ceremony.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 23, 2021
Japanese government and Olympics organizers leaning toward allowing fans at games
Organizers are scheduled to decide next month on the number of spectators at games venues, taking into account the infection situation and other factors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 8, 2021
Visit to Japan by IOC's Bach expected to be canceled, report says
Public broadcaster NHK reported that the visit is now expected to be canceled given that the coronavirus state of emergency has been extended in Tokyo and other areas.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 7, 2021
Visit to Japan by IOC's Bach in mid-May 'very difficult,' says games chief
International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach's planned visit to Japan in mid-May will be "very difficult" amid a resurgence of COVID-19 infections in the country, the head of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 29, 2021
Tokyo to push Olympic sponsors on gender parity following gaffes
A pledge to advance equality and inclusion is also expected to come next month from the games' organizing committee.

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