Rugby Jun 30, 2019

Former PM Yoshiro Mori invites Vladimir Putin to Rugby World Cup

Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori on Saturday invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off Sept. 20 in Tokyo. The former premier extended the invitation, which Putin said he would give full consideration to, when the pair met in ...

2020 Olympic torch relay details announced

Olympics Mar 12, 2019

2020 Olympic torch relay details announced

The Japan leg of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start at a the J-Village soccer facility in Fukushima Prefecture that is considered a symbol of the country's reconstruction from the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori said ...

Mori touts transformative power of sports

Olympics Aug 20, 2018

Mori touts transformative power of sports

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Yoshiro Mori, a former prime minister and the current president of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, believes sports has the power to connect people's hearts and encourage them to overcome obstacles. That belief motivated Mori to make a major contribution ...