Olympics

Gold-medal-biting Japanese mayor scribbles letter of apology to staff

It’s the lack of thought that counts.

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Japanese mayor who bit softball athlete’s gold medal to forfeit three months’ pay

Nagoya politician also attends harassment awareness workshop, says comments he made about dating and marriage to medalist were inappropriate.

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Is Japan happy it hosted the Olympics, now that the Tokyo Games are over?【Survey】

And do Japanese people want the Olympics to come back again?

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Sailor Moon uniforms and theme music wins Uzbekistan gymnasts new fans at Tokyo Olympics

”Moonlight Densetsu” plays while rhythmic gymnastics team performs dressed as anime’s most famous magical girl.

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Tokyo Olympics comes to a close with anime opening ska remix at closing ceremony 【Video】

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Takarazuka theater troupe provide music as 2021 Tokyo Olympics wrap up.

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Fukushima peaches: Worthy of the praise given to them by foreign Olympics teams?

Australia and the United States have been vocal about their love for these Japanese peaches, so we buy a box and try them out. 

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We set off a 45-yen (US$0.41) weightlifting firework from the ’70s in honor of the Tokyo Olympics

What? No one else was going to do it.

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“It’s a GUNDAM!” BBC Olympics learns that RX-0 at Tokyo Olympics is not a Transformer

Not all transforming robots are Transformers, anime fans are quick to explain.

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Olympic athlete gets special Tokyo memory competing at site of one of her favorite video games

British swimmer and JRPG fan spots some familiar scenery in Odaiba.

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A look inside the Tokyo Media Centre for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Visitors at the eerily quiet venue can receive a free media kit, filled with some surprising goods.

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Japan’s daruma dolls seem to be causing problems for horses at the Tokyo Olympics

Creative touches appeared to cause culture shock for four-legged competitors in equestrian event.

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Canadian reporter in Tokyo impressed by the transportational efficiency of Japan’s mama chari

Who needs a car when you can fit this many kids on your chari when running errands?

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Gold medal bitten by Nagoya mayor is eligible for a replacement

The athlete in question doesn’t seem eager to trade away her trophy that’s been in someone else’s mouth, however.

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7-Eleven Japan creates official “how to open a rice ball” video to help overseas travelers【Video】

Latest example of great customer service in Japan comes in response to visiting journalist’s call for help.

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Tokyo train stations get new Olympic melodies and signage for the Games

We check out the Tokyo 2020 official beat music being played at four special locations.

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Tokyo Olympic Village tour, with gold medalist Tom Daley 【Video】

An inside look at the apartments, stores, dining hall, transport, and laundry room shared by the Olympic athletes.

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Problem solved: How to open a Japanese convenience store onigiri rice ball【Pics and video】

When we saw an international Olympic journalist’s plea for help with one of Japan’s greatest foods, we knew this was a job for SoraNews24!

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TV audiences in Japan surprised to see “Pikachu,” “Raichu” as members of U.S. Olympic team

Siblings look to electrify the badminton competition at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Gigantic Gundam steals the show at the Tokyo Olympics triathlon

Some of the world’s greatest athletes hang a left at the life-size anime robot in their race for Olympic gold.

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Japan’s perception of skateboarding could change thanks to Olympic wins, pro skater says

Skaters in Japan hope that they’ll be able to skate in public without fear of stigma. 

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