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Ami Miyazaki

Olympics-JOC executive says Tokyo Games should be held without spectators

Jun 11 2021

TOKYO One of Japan's sporting legends and an executive of the country's Olympic committee said on Friday the Tokyo Games should be held without spectators to ensure the safety of the public and accused the organisers of using a "double standard".

Japanese institute paid $1.3 million by Tokyo Olympic bid committee shuts operations - website

Jan 26 2021

TOKYO A Japanese non-profit sports institute paid $1.3 million by the Tokyo Olympic bid committee during a campaign to secure the 2020 Games shut down all its activities at the end of December, according to a notice on its website.

Japan will take steps to guard against Olympics cyberattacks

Oct 20 2020

TOKYO Japan said on Tuesday it would take countermeasures to ensure next year's Tokyo Olympics are not derailed by cyberattacks after Britain and the United States accused Russia of orchestrating efforts to disrupt the Games.

Japan emphasises Olympics cybersecurity, condemns 'malicious' hacks

Oct 20 2020

TOKYO, Oct 20 Japan said on Tuesday it would emphasize cybersecurity around the Tokyo Olympics and condemned "malicious cyberattacks" after Britain and the United States called out Russian military intelligence for trying to disrupt next year's Games.

Ex-head of Japan science group urges PM Suga to appoint rejected scholars

Oct 15 2020

TOKYO In a growing row just weeks into his tenure, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was urged on Thursday by the ex-head of a key academic panel to reverse his decision to deny membership to six scholars who previously criticised government policies.

Japan's fractured opposition unites as Suga set to succeed PM Abe

Sep 09 2020

TOKYO Eight years after Japan's Democratic Party was ousted and began unravelling, opposition groups are once again unifying for a general election that could come soon, but they face an uphill battle to dent the current ruling bloc's performance.

Exclusive: Japan ruling coalition partner Komeito indicates it does not want snap election

Sep 09 2020

TOKYO The leader of the Japanese ruling coalition's junior partner, Komeito, indicated on Wednesday his party does not want a snap general election after the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) picks a new leader to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

EXCLUSIVE-Japan ruling coalition partner Komeito indicates it does not want snap election

Sep 09 2020

TOKYO, Sept 9 The leader of the Japanese ruling coalition's junior partner, Komeito, on Wednesday indicated his party does not want a snap general election after the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) picks a new leader to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japan's fractured opposition unites as Suga set to succeed PM Abe

Sep 09 2020

TOKYO Eight years after Japan's Democratic Party was ousted and began unravelling, opposition groups are once again unifying for a general election that could come soon, but they face an uphill battle to dent the current ruling bloc's performance.

ANALYSIS-Japan's fractured opposition unites as Suga set to succeed PM Abe

Sep 08 2020

TOKYO, Sept 9 Eight years after Japan's Democratic Party was ousted and began unravelling, opposition groups are once again unifying for a general election that could come soon, but they face an uphill battle to dent the current ruling bloc's performance.

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