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Sakura Murakami

Former Olympic athlete Hashimoto chosen as head of Tokyo 2020 organisers

Feb 18 2021

TOKYO Japanese athlete-turned-politician Seiko Hashimoto has been chosen as president of the Tokyo 2020 Organising committee, replacing a man who resigned after setting off a furore with sexist remarks. | Video

Tokyo Olympic committee to select woman as new chief after sexist comments furore: NHK

Feb 17 2021

TOKYO The Tokyo 2020 organising committee will ask Japan's Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto - a woman who competed in seven Games as a skater and a cyclist - to be its new president following the resignation of the former head over sexist comments, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday.

Japan quake brings back memories of deadly 2011 tsunami

Feb 14 2021

IWAKI, Japan The stench of alcohol filled the small bar on Sunday as Aoi Hoshino swept up glass from whiskey bottles smashed in a strong earthquake the night before, one appearing to be an aftershock from a devastating quake that hit the Fukushima area in 2011. | Video

Tokyo governor says Olympics facing 'major issue' after Mori's sexist remarks

Feb 05 2021

TOKYO Japan's Olympic Games faced a "major issue" after the head of the local organising committee made sexist remarks, Tokyo's governor said on Friday, sending a clear signal the deepening controversy risked tarnishing the global event.

Tokyo Olympics chief retracts sexist comments, refuses to resign

Feb 04 2021

TOKYO Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori apologised on Thursday for sexist comments about women talking too much, but said he would not resign, as his remarks sparked a storm of criticism on social media and risked tainting public opinion of the Games. | Video

Olympics-Masks and no singing: Organisers unveil rules for COVID-19 Games

Feb 03 2021

TOKYO Olympic officials on Wednesday unveiled the first of many COVID-19 rules for the Tokyo Games this summer, banning singing and chanting during events and mandating participants to wear masks at "all times" except when eating, sleeping or outdoors.

Olympics: Masks and no singing: Organisers unveil rules for COVID-19 Games

Feb 03 2021

TOKYO Olympic officials on Wednesday unveiled the first of many COVID-19 rules for the Tokyo Games this summer, banning singing and chanting during events and mandating participants to wear masks at "all times" except when eating, sleeping or outdoors.

Tokyo Olympics face another looming headache - no medical staff

Feb 03 2021

TOKYO Japanese doctors and nurses fighting the novel coronavirus will not have the time to volunteer to help at the Olympics, a medical association has said, raising another headache for organisers determined to hold the postponed Games.

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