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Tokyo governor to give up one-year salary as punishment

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 19:06

Naoki Inose, governor of Japan`s capital city of Tokyo, said he will give up his next year salary as a "penance" for accepting money from Tokushukai hospital, according to media report.

IOC to discuss return of baseball, softball

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 15:28

The International Olympic Committee will discuss a proposal by Japan and other countries to reinstate baseball and softball in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, its new chief said on Wednesday.

Hosts Japan aiming high at Tokyo 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 12:59

Japan wants its athletes to double their best-ever medal haul at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but experts warn the debt-laden nation will need to spend big if it is to seize the homefield advantage.

Out on a limb: Japan upset by French Fukushima cartoon

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 10:08

Japan is to formally complain about a cartoon that appeared in a French weekly newspaper showing sumo wrestlers with extra limbs in front of the Fukushima nuclear plant.

Sports Ministry to form committee for monitoring sports events

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:52

The Sport Ministry has decided to form a steering committee to monitor and coordinate the work related to major international sports events till the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Tokyo 2020 an endorsement of Asian dynamism

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 11:13

The decision to award Tokyo the 2020 Olympic Games was a triumph of business sense as much as common sense, and a unequivocal endorsement of Asia`s dynamic economies.

Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 15:41

Tokyo has won the right to host the Olympic Games for the second time, overcoming fears about radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.

Amid radiation worries, Abe says Japan to deliver safe

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 15:20

Japan will deliver on its promise to make the 2020 Summer Olympics a success in a safe environment after the International Olympic Committee picked Tokyo as the host city, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said.

2020 Olympic Games will repay debt Japan owes the world: Shinzo Abe

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 09:33

Tokyo will repay the world the debt they owe them for their help after the tsunami in 2011 when the city hosts the 2020 Olympic Games Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday.

Tokyo target passionate finale in Olympic campaign race

Last Updated: Thursday, October 01, 2009, 10:21

Tokyo must communicate the city`s passion for the Olympics in the final two days of the campaign for 2016, bid chief Ichiro Kono said on Wednesday.