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YOSHIRO MORI

JAPAN / Society
Mar 11, 2016
Tokyo 2020 Olympics president slams sports minister, council over cauldron fuss
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori laid blame on the Games' new main stadium operator, the Japan Sports Council, and sports minister Hiroshi Hase on Friday for the fiasco over the placement of the Olympic cauldron.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Jan 2, 2016
Seeing 2015 through a fragmented media lens
Media literacy means understanding that objective reality is impossible to comprehend, and that the best you can do to make sense of the world is to know how to interpret signals. Part of that process is identifying what's at stake: Newspapers and broadcasters have parties they think they need to please, politicians constituents to woo, businesses customers to serve. In 2015 the means of mass media continued to fragment, resulting in a greater abundance of conflicting messages, as well as a greater potential for revealing truths — one of which is that TV is less relevant than ever.
Japan Times
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 Times
OLYMPICS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Aug 4, 2015
Problems continue to mount for Tokyo 2020 team
Last week was another tough one for the folks at Tokyo 2020.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Aug 1, 2015
Going for gold in the stadium blame game
Yoshiro Mori, former rugby player and prime minister, and current head of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics' organizing committee, is not a man of few words. When the current prime minister, Shinzo Abe, took it upon himself to discard the design for the new National Stadium because cost estimates had gotten out of hand, Mori quickly called a press conference to make it clear that the fiasco was not his fault and that he had been against the design in the first place. It lasted 90 minutes.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 22, 2015
Mori denies role in failed stadium bid
The head of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games' organizing committee referenced soaring construction costs but denied responsibility for the now-rejected National Stadium project.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 17, 2015
Head Tokyo Olympics organizer claims he 'hated' stadium design from the start
The head of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee said Friday he "hated" the distinctive design of the new National Stadium, hours before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced he was scrapping those blueprints and starting over from scratch.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 17, 2015
Abe pulls plug on costly Olympic stadium plan
To reduce the estimated construction cost of u00a5252 billion and ease growing criticism, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the new National Stadium to be built for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be redesigned from scratch.
JAPAN / Politics
May 29, 2015
Mori plans to meet Park in Seoul on Monday, hoping to pave way for summit
Arrangements are underway for former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori to hold talks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday in Seoul in an effort to materialize a summit between the two countries amid strained bilateral relations, sources close to the matter in the two countries said Thursday.
Rugby
Apr 23, 2015
JRFU chief Mori to step down in June
Yoshiro Mori, who heads the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, said Thursday that he will step down as president of the Japan Rugby Football Union when his fifth term expires in June.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 6, 2015
Tokyo 2020 chief Mori to step down as JRFU president
Yoshiro Mori, who recently revealed he has had surgery to treat lung cancer, said Monday he is considering resigning as president of the Japan Rugby Football Union but still intends to retain his post as chief of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / JUST BE CAUSE
Jan 1, 2015
Hate, muzzle and poll: a top 10 of issues for 2014
A recap of the top 10 human-rights news events affecting non-Japanese (NJ) in Japan last year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 20, 2014
Park receives letter from Abe asking for summit
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a summit meeting in a letter handed over on Friday, seeking a breakthrough in bilateral ties frozen by disagreements over Japan's wartime past, including the "comfort women" issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 17, 2014
Former Prime Minister Mori to meet South Korea leader this week: sources
Final arrangements are underway for former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori to meet with South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul as early as Friday, when he visits the country, sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 11, 2014
Putin meets former Prime Minister Mori, is given letter from Abe
Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori held talks Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and handed him a letter from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
JAPAN
Jun 6, 2014
Olympics advisory panel mixed bag
The organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has set up an advisory council consisting of 170 people from various parts of society to make sure the games are an "all-Japan" effort.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 4, 2014
IOC officials praise Tokyo's initial preparations for 2020 Olympics
The International Olympic Committee's Coordination Commission is pleased with the efforts of Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organizing committee so far, Commission Chairman John Coates said Friday following a three-day visit to Tokyo.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 25, 2014
Mao gives measured response to Mori's criticism, defends use of triple axel
Just back from Russia, figure skater Mao Asada chides Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori for criticizing her effort at the Sochi Games.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2014
Remarks on Asada misconstrued, Mori says
Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori said Friday his remarks about figure skater Mao Asada, who placed a disappointing sixth in the women's singles competition at the Sochi Games, were taken out of context.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / JAPAN LITE
Feb 22, 2014
Tokyo 2020: only as old as the medalists you field
The motto of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is 'Discover Tomorrow,' which organizers hope will help distract sport fanatics from the reality of Japan being the fastest-aging country in the world.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
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