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2021/08/05 | Global Voices

The Diplomatic Struggle Over Taiwan’s Name in the Olympics

The Taiwanese team can only compete under the name of Chinese Taipei in the Games. Some are trying to change that.

2021/05/06 | Deutsche Welle

Covid Removes the Luster From Japan’s ‘Golden Week’ Holidays

Traditionally a time to travel, shop, and go out, this year’s festive season has been disrupted by a third state of emergency as cases of Covid-19 rise.

2021/04/29 | Deutsche Welle

Covid: Japanese Frustrated At Slow Vaccine Rollout

With Japan marking the unwelcome milestone of 10,000 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, there are growing indications that the public is becoming impatient at the government’s slow rollout of the vaccine.

2021/03/29 | Hideki Sunagawa, Ph.D.

A Bittersweet Victory on Same Sex Marriage in Japan

The landmark ruling is a symbolic victory for the Japanese LGBTQ community. I wish my friend, Ikuo Sato, was here to share it and continue the struggle.

2021/01/22 | Deutsche Welle

Japan To Cancel Tokyo Olympics — Report

A member of Japan’s ruling coalition has said the Games will have to be canceled, according to a British newspaper. The Olympics is due to start in July, but 80% of the Japanese population are against hosting the event.

2018/09/28 | Saigoneer

ILLUSTRATIONS: Tokyo by Night in Watercolors

Polish expat Mateusz Urbanowicz illuminates a side of Tokyo less seen.

2017/02/20 | The Japan Times

Tokyo Olympics Pose Challenge for Japanese Farmers

Time is running out for Japanese farmers to obtain the Global GAP certificate in order to serve their products at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

2017/02/13 | The Japan Times

Reversing Population Flow to Tokyo

The Abe administration's efforts to reduce the flow of people into the greater Tokyo area from other prefectures are not having much success.

2016/12/28 | Hung-ya Lien

The Best Bookshops in Tokyo

Check out these three bookshops when you are next in Tokyo.

2016/12/12 | The Japan Times

Tokyo Seeks to Keep Olympic Costs Down

As the host for the 2020 Olympics, Japan is expecting costs for the event to be three-times higher than originally expected.

2016/08/03 | The Japan Times

OP-ED: Tough Road Ahead for Tokyo's First Female Governor

The first woman elected to serve as governor of Tokyo now faces her toughest task — putting her words into action.