With one year to go, Tokyo 2020 confirms all venues and competition schedule for the Games in 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced at today’s virtual IOC Session that all the venues intended for the Games in 2020 have been secured for next year, and confirmed the sports competition schedule. This marks a significant step for the organisers, with only one year to go until the postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 open on … Continue reading


No need for ‘drastic decisions’ on Tokyo Olympics for now: IOC

LAUSANNE (PNA/Xinhua) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday said there is “no need for any drastic decisions” regarding this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, despite growing concern over the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The IOC made a statement after its executive board held a teleconference with international federations on how to deal with … Continue reading


Tokyo inks $1.35-M project for ex-combatants in BARMM

Tokyo inks $1.35-M project for ex-combatants in BARMM By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora MANILA – Japan on Monday inked a USD1.35-million project for the reintegration of former women combatants in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The project, which will be implemented by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), will assist former female members … Continue reading


Duterte presence in Emperor’s enthronement to boost PH-Japan ties

Duterte presence in Emperor’s enthronement to boost PH-Japan ties By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA  (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo Duterte’s attendance to the enthronement rites for Japanese Emperor Naruhito will further enhance the relations between Manila and Tokyo, Malacañang said on Tuesday. “The Philippine Government and the Filipino nation join the people of Japan … Continue reading