Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo’

Muscular MAN dressed up as Woman to compete at Tokyo Olympic Games as Weightlifter

    Russia had its athletes banned over generally unproven doping accusations, they even had their flag banned as punishment because they were cheating but hey, let’s put a dress on a huge muscular Weightlifter male, call him transgender woman and send him to compete with the girls… and that’s not cheating!!!!!!!!!!!! Nope, in fact […]

All eyes on Tokyo, says Beijing, as Japan reportedly plans to sign off on dumping nuclear wastewater into sea on Tuesday | RT World News | Truth2Freedom’s Blog

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North Korea Is First Country To Withdraw From Tokyo Olympics Over COVID-19 Fears

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea became the first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus fears, a decision that underscores the challenges facing Japan as it struggles to stage a global sporting event amid a raging pandemic. A website run by North Korea’s Sports Ministry said its national Olympic […]

Tokyo prosecutors charge two Americans with aiding former Nissan chair Ghosn’s escape

Michael and Peter Taylor have been officially charged with aiding a criminal escape over allegations that they helped illegally smuggle former Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in December 2019. The father and son duo were transported to Japan to face trial earlier this month after losing a court battle to avoid extradition. They […]

Tokyo Olympics Bans Spectators From Abroad Over COVID-19 Fears

TOKYO (AP) — Spectators from abroad will be barred from the Tokyo Olympics when they open in four months, the IOC and local organizers said Saturday. The decision was announced after an online meeting of the International Olympic Committee, the Japanese government, the Tokyo government, the International Paralympic Committee, and local organizers. The move was […]

Tokyo Olympics Rocked By Another Sexist Comments Scandal

TOKYO (AP) — In yet another setback for the postponed Tokyo Olympics — and another involving comments about women — games’ creative director Hiroshi Sasaki resigned on Thursday after making demeaning comments about a well-known female celebrity in Japan. The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to open in just over four months, dogged by the coronavirus […]

Japan to stage Tokyo Olympics without foreign spectators, Kyodo says

Japan has decided to stage this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics without overseas spectators due to concern among the Japanese public about COVID-19, Kyodo news agency said on Tuesday, citing officials with knowledge of the matter. Kyodo said the government had concluded that welcoming fans from abroad would not be possible given public concern about […]

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist to compete as refugee in Tokyo

  Iranian female Olympic medal winner Kimia Alizadeh has been granted refugee status in Germany and aims to compete in the Olympic Refugee Team under a white flag in Tokyo this summer. Alizadeh, who won taekwondo bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics, fled to Germany last year after several offers to compete for the Netherlands, […]

Legendary Olympic Athlete Takes Over Tokyo Games Following Sexism Backlash

TOKYO (AP) — Seiko Hashimoto has appeared in seven Olympics, four in the winter and three in the summer — the most by any “multi-season” athlete in the games. She made even more history on Thursday in Japan, where women are still rare in the boardrooms and positions of political power. The 56-year-old Hashimoto was […]

Tokyo Olympic committee to select woman as new chief after sexist comments

The Tokyo 2020 organising committee will ask Japan’s Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto – a woman who competed in seven Games as a skater and a cyclist – to be its new president following the resignation of the former head over sexist comments, public broadcaster NHK said on Wednesday. Yoshiro Mori quit as committee president last […]

Tokyo & Fukushima shaken hard as powerful 7+ earthquake strikes off Japan’s east coast

A 7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima prefecture on Saturday, violently shaking cities on the eastern seaboard and prompting fears of a tsunami, weeks before the 2011 nuclear disaster’s anniversary. Several seismological agencies have put the magnitude of the quake, which hit east of Japan’s largest island of Honshu, at 7.0 or […]

Tokyo Olympics chief finally resigns amid international outcry over sexist remarks

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori has stepped down from his role, again apologizing for making sexist remarks about women “talking too much” that caused a major international scandal. The Olympics president announced his resignation on Friday during a meeting of the Games organizing committee. Mori yet again expressed regret over his remarks and the […]

Yoshiro Mori: Tokyo 2020 president resigns after saying women talk too much

The president of the Tokyo Olympic organising committee has resigned following widespread pressure to do so over remarks that were criticised for being derogatory against women. Yoshiro Mori, who is also Japan’s former prime minister, told a meeting of the Japanese Olympic Committee board of directors earlier this month that he thought women talked too […]

Tokyo Olympics chief quits, apologizes again over sexist remarks

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori resigned on Friday and again apologized for his sexist remarks that sparked a global outcry, leaving the troubled Olympics searching for a chief five months from the start. “My inappropriate comments caused a big trouble. I am sorry,” Mori, 83, said at an Olympic organizing committee meeting. He said […]

Tokyo Olympic Committee President Mori To Resign Over Sexist Remarks: Reports

TOKYO (AP) — The long saga of Yoshiro Mori appears to be near the end. Japan’s Kyodo news agency and others reported on Thursday — citing unnamed sources “familiar with the matter” — that Yoshiro Mori will step down on Friday as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee. The move follows his sexist […]

Tokyo Olympics Chief Refuses To Resign Over Misogynistic Comments

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Thursday he would not resign despite pressure on him to do so after making derogatory comments earlier in the week about women. The controversy surrounding Yoshiro Mori, the gaffe-prone former Japanese prime minister, is one more problem the postponed Tokyo Olympics really didn’t […]

Tokyo Olympics chief retracts sexist comments, refuses to resign

Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori apologized on Thursday for sexist comments about women talking too much, but said he would not resign, as his remarks sparked a storm of criticism on social media and risked tainting public opinion of the Games. Mori, 83, apologized at a hastily called news conference, but when pressed on whether […]

Olympics: Wear a face mask, and no singing or chanting – Tokyo organizers

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics said on Wednesday athletes and officials should not use public transport without permission, and asked them to wear face masks at “all times” during the event, except when eating or sleeping. The organizers unveiled a “playbook” detailing COVID-19 measures that will be taken during the Summer Games this year. They […]

Tokyo Pushes Back Against Report That Olympics Will Be Canceled

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled. Now set to open July 23, the Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now the event appears threatened again. The Times of London, […]

Japan is firm on Tokyo Olympics schedule, denies report of cancellation

Japan doubled down on its commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and flatly denied reports on Friday of a possible cancellation, in a move that is unlikely to temper public fears of holding the event during a global pandemic.Though much of Japan is under a state of emergency due to a third wave […]

Tokyo faces state of emergency over coronavirus case surge as Japan prepares to host Olympics

Tokyo could soon be placed in a state of emergency over a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, even as the Japanese capital gears up to host the Olympics. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday that he was considering a state of emergency for Tokyo and the three neighboring prefectures. The governors of the four […]

Tokyo bikers club in Santa outfits ride through city to raise awareness of violence against children (PHOTOS)

Bikers from the ‘Harley Santa Club’ rode their motorcycles in the Japanese capital to raise awareness of child abuse and deliver toys to orphans. This year the usually large event was reduced to about 100 participants, many wearing masks, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The parade was followed by a toy run to donate toys […]

Tokyo Olympic Games Relay Opens In 100 Days With 10,000 Torchbearers

TOKYO (AP) — The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Games will start in just over three months, and it faces the same questions as the Olympics about being held safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers said Tuesday the relay is set to begin on March 25 from the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima. This was […]

Tokyo 2021 Radioactive Olympics – Newsletter December 2020

limitless life Tokyo 2021 – The Radioactive Olympics – Newsletter December 2020 Dear Friends,   I am sending you my message sent to President Thomas Bach of the IOC , transmitting the mail sent to me from Dr. Alex Rosen, IPPNW.   With warmest regards, Mitsuhei Murata     Sent: Friday, December 11, 2020 3:31 PMTo: ‘Boîte […]

Tokyo Olympics Announces Test Events Ahead Of 2021 Games

TOKYO (AP) — The postponed Tokyo Olympics are getting a kickstart. Local organizers on Friday announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May. The Tokyo Olympics are set to open on July 23, 2021, after being postponed eight months ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement […]

Israeli chip maker Hailo to set up Tokyo unit as demand for AI tech grows

Hailo, a maker of chips that allows edge devices like smart cameras or smart cars to have artificial intelligence capabilities, said it is setting up a wholly owned subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan. Edge devices are electronic devices that are installed at the edge of networks — the entry point to networks — in products such […]

Israeli chip maker Hailo to set up Tokyo unit as demand for AI tech grows

Hailo, a maker of chips that allows edge devices like smart cameras or smart cars to have artificial intelligence capabilities, said it is setting up a wholly owned subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan. Edge devices are electronic devices that are installed at the edge of networks — the entry point to networks — in products such […]

Tokyo Warns of War: US Wary as Seoul Asserts Itself, Pursues Peace Talks with North

As South and North Korea begin a cautious, deliberate and “sincere” process of peace talks in the hope of defusing regional tensions in a neighborly manner, right-wing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suddenly sounded alarm bells over the “unacceptable” moves by Pyongyang, playing up its nuclear program and weapons development as a reason to bolster Japanese […]

Tokyo and Seoul will be first to fall victim if there is war on Korean Peninsula – Lavrov

“While condemning Pyongyang’s nuclear missile adventurism, we cannot but condemn the provocative behavior of our American colleagues,” Lavrov said in an interview with Belarusian broadcaster STV. “Unfortunately, they are trying to drag the Japanese and South Koreans in the same direction, who… will be the first victims in the event of war on the Korean […]

FROM TOKYO TO TEL AVIV: JEWS AROUND THE WORLD MARK 5TH GLOBAL SHABBAT

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