2020 Tokyo Olympics

Japanese railway company to replace the awesome title of “train conductor” with just “crew”

All in the name of flexibility.

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Official Tokyo Olympic volunteer nickname chosen by the public, public doesn’t seem to like it

Despite winning with a total of 16,187 votes, the remaining 126,980,511 aren’t overly enthused about the chosen nickname.

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Tokyo Olympic Committee considering using “instant transmission” during the Olympic Torch relay

Could they also be considering hiring Goku as one of the relay runners?

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Half of Tokyo’s universities to use credits to “convince” students to volunteer in 2020 Olympics

Whatever happened to the spirit of volunteering?

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2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay to tour all 47 prefectures of Japan starting from Fukushima

Will this flame of hope light the way for those still recovering from the Tohoku earthquake?

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Brand new Shibuya mall and hotel to open in September, promises riverside strolls and tasty food

While the Hachiko side is geared towards young people, “Shibuya Stream” will represent a more mature side of Shibuya.

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Japanese athlete caught after slipping steroids into rival’s drink to further Olympic ambitions

Kayak racer achieves rare feat of getting suspended because someone else used steroids.

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Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics mascot finalists unveiled【Pics & Video】

These six mascots take their inspiration from sakura cherry blossoms, shrines, and Japanese fairy tales.

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Namie Amuro’s retirement announcement re-sparks debate on who should sing at the Olympics

With Japan’s Queen of Pop set to end her career, many are left wondering who the front-runner for the opening ceremonies is now.

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Comic illustrates what Japan’s PM was likely thinking moments before emerging as Mario

C’mon Abe, you can do it! You’ve got nothing to lose… Except maybe your pride.
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Why didn’t Japan include any Pokémon character cameos in the 2020 Olympic promo?

Netizens fear Japan may have missed out on capitalizing on one of its hottest current exports.
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Online auction market booming for posters with cancelled, possibly copied 2020 Olympics emblem

The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are still wiping the egg from their faces over the controversy surrounding the event’s possibly plagiarized, definitely dropped logo. Not only is the Organising Committee scrambling to prepare a new emblem, it also has to deal with recalling all of the promotional items it had already produced bearing the now cancelled design.

But with the rather convincing accusations that designer Kenjiro Sano copied the emblem coming so late in the game, some of those promotional materials have already made their way into the hands of private parties who are now reselling the sure to be rare items at a premium in online auctions.

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