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TOSHIAKI ENDO

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JAPAN / Politics
Apr 27, 2023
LDP will try to pass LGBTQ law ahead of G7 summit
Japan is alone among the G7 wealthy democracies in not having laws to ban discrimination against LGBTQ people or give legal recognition to same-sex unions.
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JAPAN
Sep 12, 2022
Senior LDP executive backs discussions on anti-cult law
Toshiaki Endo, chair of the LDP's General Council, said that it would nonetheless be 'hard to define what cults are.'
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JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 3, 2021
The four LDP executives who are key to Kishida's immediate success
How well the LDP does in the upcoming Lower House election will depend not only on Kishida but also four top party officials who were appointed Friday.
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OLYMPICS
Jun 5, 2020
Decision on Tokyo Olympics must wait until spring 2021, organizer says
Former Olympic minister Toshiaki Endo believes a decision on the fate of the games will need to be made by next March.
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JAPAN
Sep 27, 2018
Ex-Olympics minister Toshiaki Endo tells LDP meeting introducing daylight saving time by 2020 will be 'difficult'
Former Olympics minister Toshiaki Endo said Thursday it would be difficult to introduce daylight saving time ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, a move that has been discussed as a way to mitigate the problem of scorching heat during the sporting event.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 11, 2016
Sports minister Hase believes more players could be involved in gambling
Sports minister Hiroshi Hase said Friday he is concerned that there are more players involved in the baseball gambling scandal that has seen a fourth player from the Yomiuri Giants admitting to his involvement.
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JAPAN
Mar 4, 2016
2020 Olympics organizers again misfire with cauldron conundrum
Japan has won gold again — in the Olympic missteps category. The new National Stadium design apparently does not include a cauldron for the Olympic flame.
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JAPAN / Politics
Feb 4, 2016
Olympics minister denies cash-for-favors allegation involving English teacher dispatch agency
Toshiaki Endo has admitted taking cash from the founder of a Tokyo teacher dispatch agency but said he did nothing wrong.
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BASKETBALL
Dec 8, 2015
Politicians launch support group for new men's basketball circuit
A group of nearly two dozen Diet members launched a basketball-supporting parliamentarians' association and held its kickoff meeting on Tuesday at the members' office buildings of the House of Councilors in Tokyo's Nagatacho district.
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BASKETBALL
Aug 6, 2015
China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup
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.
JAPAN / 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 propriety.
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JAPAN
Jul 2, 2015
Olympics minister says first task is to address stadium funding feud
The newly appointed minister of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games says his immediate priority is to build trust between the central government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government over funding the international sporting extravaganza.
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JAPAN
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.
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JAPAN
Jun 25, 2015
Toshiaki Endo appointed Olympics minister
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.
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JAPAN / 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.
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LIFE
Oct 10, 2010
Standing up for the right to sit down in public
A quick story about me, public seating and Japan: It's 1994. I've been in Tokyo less than a week and this is my first time in Shinjuku. Lunchtime comes and my student thriftiness and Australian love of the outdoors beget a plan: I'll grab something at a department-store food counter and eat it on a seat...

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