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A Rugby World Cup stadium completed in Kamaishi

August 19, 2018 - 22:50
Japan's newest rugby stadium has been officially opened, as the country prepares to host next year's Rugby World Cup. (NHK)
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Corruption revealed in Japanese kendo association

August 17, 2018 - 23:35
Corruption has been revealed in the Japanese sport of kendo, as the All Japan Kendo Federation said Friday that people taking promotional exams had often been paying money to their examiners in order to win their approval. (Japan Today)
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Ex-amateur boxing chief quits all posts

August 15, 2018 - 23:02
The Japan Amateur Boxing Federation says its former chief Akira Yamane has quit the other amateur boxing bodies he belonged to and resigned from senior posts. (NHK)
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Water sprinkling lowers road temperatures in Tokyo

August 13, 2018 - 23:09
A sprinkling of water helped to lower road surface temperatures by up to 5.3 degrees Celsius compared with air temperatures in an experiment using a sidewalk in central Tokyo on Monday, the metropolitan government said. (Jiji)
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Olympic: Tough road courses set for Tokyo 2020 cycling

August 9, 2018 - 22:52
Local organizers announced the road cycling courses for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Thursday and declared them "extremely difficult." (Kyodo)
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Facial recognition system to debut at Tokyo Games

August 7, 2018 - 22:59
Facial recognition software is to be introduced at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time in the history of the event. (NHK)
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Japan mulls daylight savings proposal for 2020 Olympics: report

August 6, 2018 - 22:25
Enduring a deadly heat wave this summer, Japan is considering adopting daylight saving time from next year, so that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games can stage events during cooler hours, the Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported Monday. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo 2020 triathlon to start early to beat the heat

August 3, 2018 - 22:27
Triathlon events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be staged on the large man-made island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay and will start early in the morning to counter the heat that is expected in the Japanese capital. (Japan Today)
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Japanese boxing federation faces allegations

August 1, 2018 - 22:08
The Japan Amateur Boxing Federation is facing a wide range of allegations of misconduct, including the inappropriate use of grant money. (NHK)
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Japan Amateur Boxing Federation denies financial fraud allegations

July 31, 2018 - 22:16
The Japan Amateur Boxing Federation has responded to allegations of fraud, including the misuse of federal grant money, saying “a lot of” the accusations made by regional federation executives and former boxers are false. (Japan Times)
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Nihon Univ. to remain banned from American football matches

July 31, 2018 - 21:52
The Kantoh Collegiate Football Association at an extraordinary board meeting on Tuesday decided to continue to suspend Nihon University from official competitions over the issue of a violent hit by a player of the university in a match in May. (Jiji)
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Tokyo Skytree lit up in Olympic colors with 2 years until 2020 Games

July 24, 2018 - 22:52
The Tokyo Skytree was lit up in the five Olympic colors on Tuesday, with exactly two years to go until the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Jiji)
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Extreme heat raises concern about 2020 Games

July 24, 2018 - 22:48
The extreme heat that is affecting much of Japan has prompted some foreign media outlets to express concern about the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Names of 2020 Tokyo Games mascots unveiled

July 22, 2018 - 22:34
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has unveiled the names of the mascots for the Games. (NHK)
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Mitakeumi wins 1st sumo title

July 21, 2018 - 22:42
In sumo, Mitakeumi beat Tochiozan on the 14th day of the Nagoya tournament on Saturday to win his first title with 13 wins and one loss, ahead of the final day. (NHK)
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Tokyo Olympic organizers unveil ticket prices

July 20, 2018 - 23:39
Tokyo Olympic organizers on Friday unveiled ticket prices for the 2020 Games ranging from 2,020 yen up to 300,000 yen, largely in line with prices at the London Olympics in 2012. (Japan Today)
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Japan loses Olympic swimming final tug-of-war with American TV networks

July 19, 2018 - 22:29
The Japan Swimming Federation conceded defeat on Thursday in its effort to have the Tokyo 2020 Olympics swimming finals aired domestically in the evening. (Japan Today)
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Progress on new national stadium shown to media

July 18, 2018 - 22:03
The main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, now under construction, has been shown to media 2 years ahead of the games' opening. (NHK)
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Rough schedule for Tokyo Olympics decided

July 18, 2018 - 21:54
The schedule for the Tokyo Olympics has been broadly determined. Starting times of the marathon and other races along roads were moved forward in view of the hot summer weather. (NHK)
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Opinions differ on hour of swimming finals

July 18, 2018 - 21:53
The International Olympic Committee and organizing committee for the Tokyo Games failed to agree on what time the swimming finals will be held. (NHK)
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