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World Cup aids recovery in tsunami-damaged Kamaishi

Feb 21 2019

TOKYO Reconstruction efforts emboldened by preparations for the Rugby World Cup mean host city Kamaishi is ahead of its neighbours in recovering from the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the city's rugby ambassador said on Thursday.

Watch the game or have a pint? World Cup fans may face a choice

Feb 20 2019

TOKYO When an estimated 400,000 rugby fans descend on Japan later this year for the Rugby World Cup, finding a place to quench their thirst will not be a problem. Finding a bar to watch the game, however, could be.

Olympics - 2020 Games can be springboard to transform Tokyo: Governor

Feb 18 2019

TOKYO The 2020 Olympics can "usher in a new Tokyo" and, along with this year's Rugby World Cup, leave behind a legacy similar to that of the 1964 Summer Games, the city's Governor Yuriko Koike said on Monday.

Olympics-2020 Games can be springboard to transform Tokyo: Governor

Feb 18 2019

TOKYO, Feb 18 The 2020 Olympics can "usher in a new Tokyo" and, along with this year's Rugby World Cup, leave behind a legacy similar to that of the 1964 Summer Games, the city's Governor Yuriko Koike said on Monday.

Sunwolves need Super Rugby improvement in pivotal year

Feb 13 2019

TOKYO With the eyes of the rugby world turned to Japan and with their future in Super Rugby hanging in the balance, the Sunwolves enter the 2019 season under unparalleled pressure.

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 venues on track for completion, say organizers

Feb 12 2019

TOKYO Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic venues remain on track to be completed in time for test events scheduled for later this year, according to Games organizers.

Swimming: Tokyo Olympics medal hopeful Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

Feb 12 2019

TOKYO Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who won six titles at last year's Asian Games and was considered a strong medal contender for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, said on Tuesday she had been diagnosed with leukemia.

NGOs say Tokyo 2020 falling short on timber sustainability

Jan 31 2019

SINGAPORE Seven environmental non-government organizations (NGOs), including the Rainforest Action Network, have accused Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers of failing to end the use of timber associated with rainforest destruction and human rights abuses.

Rugby - Japan can make history at World Cup: Deans

Jan 24 2019

TOKYO Few people know Japanese rugby better than Robbie Deans and the former Wallabies coach believes the country's club structure has given the hosts a realistic chance of reaching the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals for the first time later this year.

Japanese stores to cut the smut ahead of global sports events

Jan 24 2019

TOKYO Two of Japan's largest convenience stores will cease stocking adult magazines as they look to clean up their image ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and next year's Tokyo Olympics. | Video

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