Japanese Games

How the Olympics are hurting Tokyo’s economy

Toshiko Ishii, 64, who runs a traditional hotel in the city’s Taito district, spent more than $ 180,000 to convert the building’s first floor into a restaurant in anticipation of an influx of tourists. It was already a bit risky, and when the pandemic hit, Ms Ishii worried about having to shut down. Even with the Olympics, she hasn’t had ...

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Japan beat France to reach gold in women’s basketball for the first time

If the Japanese women’s basketball team is Cinderella’s team this year, they take it until midnight. Japan dominated France in the semi-final on Friday, winning an 87-71 victory to secure a date with the United States in the gold medal game on Sunday. Rui Machida was instrumental in making Japan enter their first Olympic basketball gold medal game, with the ...

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Olympics: Spain ends Japan’s bid for gold in men’s football in semi-finals

SAITAMA, Japan (Kyodo) – Japan’s bid for a first Olympic football gold medal ended in heartbreak at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday as Spain won a 1-0 men’s semi-final in end of extra time thanks to substitute Marco Asensio. The Real Madrid forward brought the winner home from the right of the box in the 115th minute in a scorching ...

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The 1964 Olympics hailed a new Japan. There is less to applaud this time around.

TOKYO – Under bright blue skies in October 1964, Emperor Hirohito of Japan stood before a resurgent nation to declare the Tokyo Olympics open. A voice the Japanese audience first heard announcing the country’s surrender during WWII now echoed through a crowded stadium, living with impatience. Tokyo will usher in another Summer Olympics on Friday, after a year of delay ...

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony: Live Updates

We are on Friday July 23. The Olympics are about to officially start, and here’s what you need to know. It’s time to go: A year after their scheduled start date, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (they kept the 2020 mark) are expected to begin. The Games officially kick off on Friday evening Japanese time with the opening ceremony, ending months ...

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Olympic sponsor Toyota to remove Games-related TV ads in Japan

TOKYO (AP) – Toyota will not broadcast any Olympic-themed commercials on Japanese television during the Tokyo Games, despite being one of the IOC’s main commercial sponsors. The extraordinary decision by the country’s largest automaker underlines just how polarizing the Games have become in Japan as COVID-19 infections rise ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony. “There are many issues with these Games ...

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Factbox: Japanese athletes to watch at the Tokyo Games

July 20 (Reuters) – Japanese athletes watching at their country’s Olympics. KOHEI UCHIMURA, GYMNASTICS Uchimura qualified for his fourth and final Games in a tiebreaker and is set to end his illustrious Olympic career in his native Japan. Sometimes referred to as “King Kohei,” Uchimura became the first male gymnast in 44 years to win back-to-back Olympic titles at the ...

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Japan urged to tackle discrimination and abuse in sport

Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto poses with representatives, staff and guests during a visit to Pride House Tokyo Legacy in Tokyo, Japan on April 27, 2021. Eugene Hoshiko / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo TOKYO, July 19 (Reuters) – Japan should use the Olympics to commit to tackling discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation in sport and ...

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FIBA: Hachimura scores 19 points in Japan’s surprise 81-75 win over France

Japan’s national men’s basketball team ended their friendlies with ANOTHER big win over ANOTHER Western European country which has always participated in EuroBasket. At the beginning of the afternoon (at Japanese time), they beat … France (!!!!) the world n ° 7 team, 81-75 in Saitama. Rui Hachimura scored 19 points in this game on 7 shots out of 15 ...

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IOC supports selection of transgender weightlifter for Tokyo

The International Olympic Committee on Saturday supported New Zealand’s selection of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the Tokyo Olympics despite criticism, saying under current rules – which will be revised in the future – she can compete. Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete in the games after being selected for Team New Zealand in the ...

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