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YOSHIRO MORI

Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 20, 2019
Former Japan Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori urges JRFU to make reforms
Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori on Friday called for reform within the Japan Rugby Football Union two days after he announced his shock resignation as the body's honorary chairman.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 18, 2019
Former Japan Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori to step down as JRFU honorary chairman
Just five months before Japan hosts Rugby World Cup 2019, former Japan Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori said Wednesday he will step down as honorary chairman of the Japan Rugby Football Union.
Japan Times
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 Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 5, 2018
2020 Tokyo Games: Costs related to Japan's scorching summers being factored into the budget
Organizers and the head of the International Olympic Committee's inspection team for the Tokyo 2020 Games on Wednesday said the rising costs associated with preventing heat-related illnesses and injuries to athletes and spectators due to the country's increasingly hotter summers are being factored into the budget, which they promise remains on target.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 20, 2018
Mori touts transformative power of sports
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2018
Tokyo weighs daylight saving time for Olympics as heat wave incinerates weather descriptions used for 2020 Games bid
The possible step is in stark contrast to a description in Tokyo's bid to host the games, which said the capital offered a “mild” summer.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 27, 2017
Tokyo 2020 torch relay to last about 130 days, organizing committee chief says
The torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will require around 130 days, roughly 30 days longer than was requested by the International Olympic Committee, said Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2017
Three-year countdown to Tokyo 2020 Olympics begins with new song-and-dance routine
Hoping to generate an Olympic buzz at home and overseas, Tokyo's 2020 organizers kicked off the countdown to the games on Monday — exactly three years before the opening ceremony — by releasing the lyrics for a promotional theme song and summer dance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 5, 2017
Former Prime Minister Mori plans to discuss cooperation, isle issue with Putin during visit
Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori is arranging to visit Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, a diplomatic source said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 3, 2017
2020 Olympic committee chief seeks cooperation from new Tokyo assembly
Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, is asking the new Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly to cooperate in tackling issues related to hosting the games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2017
Mori says Tokyo faces Olympics transport crisis following Koike's Tsukiji decision
Tokyo Olympic organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori warned of potential dire consequences to the transport operations of the 2020 Games after Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike announced her plans on the Tsukiji fish market Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / EXPLAINER
May 22, 2017
The art, and fallout, of the Japanese political gaffe
If there is one way you can count on Japanese politicians, it is their ability to make headlines by putting their foot in their mouth.
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2017
Government selects 4,185 people for spring honors
This year's spring decorations will recognize 4,080 Japanese and 105 foreign nationals for their achievements in business, culture and the arts, the government said Saturday.
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2017
IOC expected to OK Fukushima stadium for 2020 baseball-softball venue: sources
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee is expected to win approval from the International Olympic Committee to add the renovated Azuma Stadium in Fukushima Prefecture for the baseball-softball competition, sources said.
OLYMPICS
Jan 26, 2017
Mori eyes 2020 Games opening gala panel, torch relay through all prefectures
Yoshiro Mori, head of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee, said Wednesday a panel to compile the concept of the games' opening ceremony will be set up shortly.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2016
Governments around Tokyo reluctant to shoulder Olympic construction costs
Prefectural and municipal governments that will host events for the 2020 Olympics jointly warned the organizing committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on Monday not to shift policy and force them to shoulder some of the costs of constructing facilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2016
IOC president rejects Koike's calls to expand new Olympic cost-cutting group
Thomas Bach turns aside the Tokyo governor's suggestion to expand a group set up Tuesday to review rising costs for the games.
OLYMPICS
Sep 10, 2016
Original idea: Have athlete play Mario
The director of the Japanese portion of the Rio Olympic closing ceremony said Friday that Mario, the video game character that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe played in the event, was initially planned for a distinguished Japanese athlete.
OLYMPICS
Sep 9, 2016
Iwaki mayor makes formal request for city to host baseball, softball games during 2020 Olympics
Iwaki Mayor Toshio Shimizu on Friday presented a request to 2020 Tokyo Olympic organizers, seeking to host a baseball game and a softball game in the city in Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 4, 2016
Baseball set for return as IOC approves five sports for Tokyo Olympics
Japan will aim to win Olympic baseball gold on home soil after the sport was formally approved for inclusion at the 2020 Tokyo Games along with four other events on Wednesday.

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