Ipc President: Para-marathon Okay In Tokyo

IPC President: Para-marathon okay in Tokyo

Amid concerns over high summer heat when holding the 2020 Para-marathon in Tokyo, the head of the International Paralympic Committee has expressed confidence, citing analysis of weather data.

Organizers have decided to move the Olympic marathon in early August to the northern city of Sapporo.

Lithuanian President Honors Late Japanese Diplomat

Lithuanian president honors late Japanese diplomat

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has visited Gifu Prefecture in central Japan to honor a late Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews fleeing persecution from Nazi Germany during World War Two.

Chiune Sugihara, a Gifu native, disobeyed instructions from Japan's government and issued transit visas for the Jewish refugees while working at the Japanese consulate in Lithuania during the war.

Kyoto Animation President Says Work Will Continue

Kyoto Animation president says work will continue

The president of Kyoto Animation has held his first news conference since the deadly arson attack on the company's studio three months ago. The incident on July 18 has killed 36 people.

Hideaki Hatta on Friday pledged to continue making quality work with remaining members of the studio.

Princess Kako Meets Hungarian President

Princess Kako meets Hungarian president

Japanese Princess Kako has paid a courtesy call on Hungarian President Janos Ader.

The princess, the second daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino, is in Hungary to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It's the second leg of her first official trip abroad.

Deal Will Be Announced At A Meeting Of President Trump And Prime Minister Abe On Sunday

Deal will be announced at a meeting of President Trump and Prime Minister Abe on Sunday

TOKYO — The United States and Japan have reached the broad framework of a trade agreement, with Washington maintaining tariffs on Japanese autos but Tokyo cutting tariffs on U.S. beef and pork, Japan's Nikkei business daily said on Saturday. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi reached the deal on Friday in Washington, and it will be announced at a meeting of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expected on Sunday on the sidelines of the Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France, the newspaper said. The Nikkei did not cite any sources for its information. The report comes shortly after Motegi told reporters in Washington that he and Lighthizer had made "big progress" in their talks.

China's Vice President Planning Japan Visit

China's vice president planning Japan visit

Officials from Japan and China are arranging for Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan to visit Japan in October to attend the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito.

Diplomatic sources say the officials are preparing for Wang to attend the October 22 event.

Japan's Princess Mako Meets Bolivia's President

Japan's Princess Mako meets Bolivia's president

Japan's Princess Mako has paid a courtesy call to Bolivian President Evo Morales. She is visiting the country to mark the 120th anniversary of the arrival of Japanese immigrants.

The daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino arrived in La Paz, Bolivia's administrative capital, on Monday. She earlier visited Peru as part of a regional tour.

Toyota's President Will Race A Gr Supra At The NĂźrburgring 24 Hours

Toyota's president will race a GR Supra at the Nürburgring 24 Hours

Akio Toyoda over the years has professed his love for speed and racing, which is noteworthy because Toyota, the company Toyoda helms, has for many years been most known for making beige and boring automobiles. But Toyoda has been a steady path to change that with the automaker churning out some legitimately exciting and interesting automobiles. If you're still in doubts of Toyoda's latest efforts and claims, what he's about to do may just change your mind.

Coming up this weekend is the world-renowned annual ADAC 24 Hours of Nürburgring and of course, Toyota's Gazoo Racing team will be participating, particularly with racing specification GR Supras. Peering at the list of primary driver's reveals some genuine talent on call, including the likes of famed racers Takeshi Tsuchiya, Masahiro Sasaki, and Nayoa Gamou, along with well-known VLN Endurance racer, Uwe Kleen, just to name a few. But there's one name that raises an eyebrow among the team roster: an odd "Mr. Morizo."

Nissan President 'shocked' By Ghosn's Rearrest

Nissan president 'shocked' by Ghosn's rearrest

Nissan Motor President Hiroto Saikawa says he is shocked that former chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested again on suspicion of aggravated breach of trust.

Saikawa told reporters on Thursday morning he had just heard the news, and he is at a loss for words. He expressed surprised at the series of revelations.

Yamashita Leads Race For Joc President

Yamashita leads race for JOC president

The leading candidate for new president of the Japanese Olympic Committee appears to be Senior Executive Board Member Yasuhiro Yamashita.

Yamashita won a gold medal in men's judo in the open-weight category at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He is favored to be the next president by many on the JOC and the Tokyo Games organizing committee.

Joc President Likely To Have To Retire

JOC president likely to have to retire

NHK has learned that the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee will likely have to retire without serving another term as French authorities are investigating him in connection with allegations of corruption.

The JOC is set to choose its new president in biennial internal voting in June.

Joc Senior Official Stands By President Takeda

JOC senior official stands by president Takeda

A senior official of the Japanese Olympic Committee has defended president Tsunekazu Takeda over allegations of corruption, saying he should remain president when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics.

In an interview with NHK, JOC Secretary General Eisuke Hiraoka said Takeda has fallen victim to a personal attack, despite following due procedures as committee president when bidding to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games .

Ioc President Sends Message Of Support To Ikee

IOC president sends message of support to Ikee

The president of the International Olympic Committee has sent a message to Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee saying "wishing you all the best for your recovery." Ikee was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

Thomas Bach on Wednesday tweeted from the official Olympic account, saying "Joining with all your millions of fans to send you all my best wishes. Now just concentrate on getting better."