Ex - Amateur Boxing Chief Quits All Posts

Ex-amateur boxing chief quits all posts

The Japan Amateur Boxing Federation says its former chief Akira Yamane has quit the other amateur boxing bodies he belonged to and resigned from senior posts.

The JABF announced on Wednesday that Yamane revealed his resignations to JABF managing director Teruo Yoshimori.

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Olympic Officials Cool Down Roads With Water

Olympic officials cool down roads with water

Tokyo officials preparing for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have tested a water-sprinkling method for cooling down roads.

They face the major challenge of how to beat the sweltering summer heat and keep athletes and spectators comfortable during the Tokyo Games.

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Soccer Star Honda To Be Gm For Cambodia Team

Soccer star Honda to be GM for Cambodia team

Japanese soccer star Keisuke Honda says he will be the new general manager of the Cambodian national team, also effectively serving as a coach for the team.

At a news conference on Sunday in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Honda announced that he had signed a 2-year contract with the team.

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Japan Wrestling Federation Apologizes To Icho

Japan Wrestling Federation apologizes to Icho

NHK has learned that the head of the Japan Wrestling Federation has apologized to 4-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho over a power harassment scandal, clearing the way for her preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Sources say federation president Tomiaki Fukuda met Icho in Tokyo last week and apologized directly for the first time since the scandal was revealed.

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Disgraced Amateur Boxing Federation Chief Quits

Disgraced amateur boxing federation chief quits

The scandal-plagued chief of the Japan Amateur Boxing Federation has given up his post.

Akira Yamane announced he was stepping down immediately at a news conference in the city of Osaka, western Japan, on Wednesday. He apologized to amateur boxers for the scandals.

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Ldp To Discuss Daylight Savings For 2020 Olympics

LDP to discuss daylight savings for 2020 Olympics

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suggested that the Liberal Democratic Party discuss a proposal to introduce daylight savings time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Abe met with Tokyo Games officials at the prime minister's office on Tuesday. They included the Games' organizing committee chairman Yoshiro Mori, who is a former prime minister, and Toshiaki Endo, the former minister in charge of the Games who now heads the task force to carry them out.

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Boxing Chief Admits Friendship With Ex - Gangster

Boxing chief admits friendship with ex-gangster

The chairman of the Japan Amateur Boxing Federation has admitted to a decades-long association with a gangster.

Akira Yamane told NHK on Sunday that the 2 became friends when he was a teenager, and that their friendship continued after he joined the board of the boxing federation in 1991.

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Japanese Boxing Federation Faces Allegations

Japanese boxing federation faces allegations

The Japan Amateur Boxing Federation is facing a wide range of allegations of misconduct, including the inappropriate use of grant money.

More than 300 people with links to the sport made the allegations. They called on the Japan Sports Agency, the Japan Sport Council, and other institutions to open an investigation.

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University To Sack Ex - Football Team Coaches

University to sack ex-football team coaches

A Japanese university will dismiss its American football team's former head coach and his assistant over a dangerous foul that drew widespread criticism.

Tokyo-based Nihon University made the decision at a meeting of its directors on Monday. The team submitted a report on the issue to the Kantoh Collegiate Football Association earlier this month.

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Tokyo, La To Cooperate As Olympics Host Cities

Tokyo, LA to cooperate as Olympics host cities

Tokyo and Los Angeles have signed an agreement to cooperate on preparations to host the Olympics and Paralympics.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike met Eric Garcetti, the mayor of the US West Coast city, in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building on Wednesday.

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'mobile Mosques' Planned For Olympic Visitors

'Mobile Mosques' planned for Olympic visitors

A project to develop "Mobile Mosques" is underway in Japan, as the country prepares to welcome visitors to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The games' organizers say Muslim prayer rooms will be available at the athletes' village but not at stadiums or other competition venues.

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Tokyo Begins 2 - Year Countdown For 2020 Olympics

Tokyo begins 2-year countdown for 2020 Olympics

Tokyo is marking exactly 2 years before the opening of the 2020 Olympics. Organizers face a host of tasks, including measures to deal with heat and humidity.

The 2020 Tokyo Games are set to officially open on July 24th and end on August 9th. A record 339 events in 33 sports are planned during the 17 days.

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