China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Basketball Aug 6, 2015

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Before the start of the three-day FIBA Central Board meeting on Friday, the Japan Basketball Association hosted a welcome party for the sport's executives at a Tokyo hotel. The dignitaries included FIBA president Horacio Muratore and FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann on Thursday night. One ...

National / Politics Jul 8, 2015

Questions arise over donations to Olympics minister Endo

Political groups linked to Toshiaki Endo, the newly appointed minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, received millions of yen in donations from executives at a meat producer on the same day in 2013, political funds reports showed Wednesday, raising questions about their ...

IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

National Jun 30, 2015

IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has asked Japan's organizing committee to finalize the main stadium plan for the 2020 Summer Games before the IOC meets in late July, Toshiaki Endo, the Cabinet minister in charge of hosting the Olympics, revealed Tuesday. Endo, who was ...

Toshiaki Endo appointed Olympics minister

National Jun 25, 2015

Toshiaki Endo appointed Olympics minister

by Shusuke Murai

Toshiaki Endo, a former rugby player who has abundant experience in sports-related organizations, was appointed Thursday as new minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympics. The 65-year-old, who is also a former vice sports minister, said that he is ready to take ...

Toshiaki Endo named Japan's first Olympics minister

National / Politics Jun 25, 2015

Toshiaki Endo named Japan's first Olympics minister

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday appointed veteran politician Toshiaki Endo as the nation's first Olympics minister as it seeks to navigate through a host of issues ahead of 2020 Summer Games. Though Tokyo won the games largely due to its organizational prowess, the last ...