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YOSHIRO MORI

Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 5, 2021
Budget talks overshadowed as more issues pile up for Suga
There is mounting pressure on the prime minister on issues ranging from a potential ethics violation involving a family member to sexist remarks by the Tokyo Games chair.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2021
'Gold medal' for sexism: Tokyo Olympic chief Yoshiro Mori draws rebuke from rights group
Controversial remarks by Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, have been given a "gold medal" for sexism from an international human rights advocacy group after he said earlier this week that women talk too much.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 4, 2021
Tokyo Olympic head Yoshiro Mori says he won't resign despite uproar over sexist remark
During an online meeting of JOC councilors Wednesday, Yoshiro Mori said women talk too much in meetings and suggested speaking time for women should be limited.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 29, 2021
Tokyo 2020 boss says no spectators an option for troubled games
WIth the pandemic unsettled and international travel still a risk, Japan could decide to hold the Olympics without fans from overseas or even hold the entire event behind closed doors.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 16, 2021
Hopes for Tokyo’s Summer Olympics growing dim
Officials both in Tokyo and with the International Olympic Committee have begun to acknowledge that holding a safe games might not be possible.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 20, 2020
Taiwan president says she has no plans to talk to Japan's Suga
Tsai Ing-wen's remarks came after China's Foreign Ministry warned Tokyo that such talks “will never happen.”
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 19, 2020
Suga may look to end decades of silence and hold talks with Taiwan's Tsai
Such talks — which would be the first since formal diplomatic ties were severed in 1972 — would almost certainly stoke anger in China.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 9, 2020
Ex-PM Mori meets Taiwan president before paying tribute to Lee Teng-hui
While not being designated as a special envoy for Japan or of Abe, Mori would 'effectively act on behalf of the premier,' a lawmaker from Abe's party said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 7, 2020
Japan ex-PM Mori to visit Taiwan to mourn passing of Lee
The Diet member leading the trip said Mori will not go as a special envoy of the government but will 'effectively act on behalf of the premier.'
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 22, 2020
Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori against idea of holding Tokyo Games without spectators
On Friday, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach hinted at possible spectator reductions at the Tokyo Games following their one-year postponement
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 11, 2020
Tokyo 2020 organizers aim for a simpler, cheaper Summer Olympics
Organizers are looking to reduce costs associated with the one-year postponement of the games by scaling down the usually extravagant sporting event.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Apr 30, 2020
LDP secretary-general: The power behind the PM
Those in the position are de facto the most powerful person within the party after its president.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 16, 2020
Organizers meet to discuss new framework for 2020 Games
Local organizers and the IOC are moving ahead with their plans for the Tokyo Olympics
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Apr 6, 2020
Olympic saga reveals Japanese sports world's lack of influence
The unprecedented decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for a year amid the spread of the coronavirus has highlighted the impotence of Japan's sports community.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Mar 25, 2020
Tokyo Olympic torch relay canceled following postponement of games
The Japan leg of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay, scheduled to begin Thursday, has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, said Tuesday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 19, 2019
Ex-JFA chief Saburo Kawabuchi named head of athletes' village for 2020 Olympics
Former Japan Football Association President Saburo Kawabuchi has been appointed head of the athletes' village for the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo Games organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori said Thursday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Nov 7, 2019
Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori expects big changes to marathon schedule
Tokyo Games organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori said Thursday he expects to see big changes to the men's marathon schedule following the International Olympic Committee's decision to move the road races to Sapporo.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 23, 2019
Tokyo 2020 organizers, IOC say preparation for games on right track
With exactly one year to go until the opening ceremony, delivery of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games remains "firmly on track," John Coates, chairman of the International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission, said on Tuesday.
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.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
May 23, 2019
IOC's John Coates pleased with Tokyo 2020's progress in managing issues such as traffic congestion
Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission Chairman John Coates praised the local organizing committee on Thursday, citing unparalleled interest in ticket sales and progress toward managing issues regarding transportation and adverse weather conditions at the games.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan