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Tokyo governor resigns amid financial scandal
Inose was under pressure to step down after receiving nearly $500,000 from Japanese hospital chain prior to election.
Last updated: 19 Dec 2013 03:52 GMT
Japan eyes 30 golds at Tokyo 2020
Japan Prime Minister says government are investing in nation's young sportstars so they do not disappoint at Games.
Last updated: 10 Sep 2013 13:31 GMT
Tokyo and Istanbul vie for 2020 Olympics
After two years of intense lobbying, Tokyo and Istanbul wait for IOC results, following Madrid elimination.
Last updated: 07 Sep 2013 19:27 GMT
Olympic leaders downplay Fukushima threat
Leak of radioactive water at nuclear plant will not affect Tokyo's bid to host 2020 Games, according to organisers.
Last updated: 23 Aug 2013 13:33 GMT
'Shut up' gaffe exposes envoy to criticism
Japan diplomat faces calls for resignation after video shows him telling delegates at a UN meeting to "shut up".
Last updated: 12 Jun 2013 10:35 GMT
Madrid, Istanbul and Tokyo ready Olympic bids
Cities bidding to host 2020 Olympic Games will present their cases to the IOC at a meeting in Russia.
Last updated: 28 May 2013 15:29 GMT
Tokyo governor issues 'sincere apology'
Up against Istanbul and Madrid for the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo governor is in hot water after unsavoury comments.
Last updated: 30 Apr 2013 13:23 GMT
Earthquake threat will not shake Tokyo bid
Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Games bid remains strong as the city takes on Istanbul and Madrid for sports biggest festival.
Last updated: 08 Jan 2013 13:24 GMT
Sad turn for a Japanese fairy tale?
Under the glare of the media, Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito visited the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Saturday to engage in mock share trading. But his trip was more notable for being yet another public appearance without the crown princess.
Julian Ryall in Tokyo
Last updated: 24 Jul 2004 07:55 GMT
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A soft approach to returning British fighters
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