Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 announce Dentsu as marketing agency

By Zjan Shirinian

Tokyo 2020 has set its revenue target for domestic marketing programmes ©Getty Images April 17 - Tokyo 2020 has appointed Dentsu Inc. as its marketing agency, with organisers revealing they hope to make 150 billion Japanese yen (£870 million/$1.46 billion/€1 billion) from domestic marketing programmes.

Tokyo 2020 under fire for appointing "sexist" music producer

By Duncan Mackay

A petition called "No to Yasushi Akimoto" has been set-up to protest about the music producer's appointment to the Executive Board of Tokyo 2020 ©change.orgMarch 20 - A new row has erupted over the composition of the Executive Board overseeing Tokyo's preparations for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics with a petition having been set-up to protest against the inclusion of music producer Yasushi Akimoto, creator of the girl group AKB4.

"Cool Japan" brand to be relaunched in build-up to Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay

A campaign called "Cool Japan" is to be launched in the build-up to Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesMarch 18 - Plans to relaunch the "Cool Japan" campaign have been unveiled to help Japanese culture benefit from Tokyo hosting the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Canon chairman appointed Honorary President of Tokyo 2020 as seven women added to Executive Board

By Duncan Mackay

Canon chairman Fujio Mitarai has been appointed as Honorary President of Tokyo 2020 ©Getty ImagesMarch 17 - Canon chairman Fujio Mitarai has been appointed Honorary President of Tokyo 2020 while seven women have been added to the previously all-male Executive Board, it was announced today.

Tokyo 2020 set to add female members and athletes to Executive Board

By Duncan Mackay

Montreal 1976 gold medallist Yuko Arakida is set to be appointed to the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board ©Getty ImagesMarch 13 - Tokyo 2020 is set to announce next week that seven women are joining its Executive Board in a bid to quell criticism about the lack of female representation in organising the Olympics and Paralympics.

Cash boost for Japanese athletes as prepare for Tokyo 2020

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Japan finished 11th overall in the medals table at London 2012 ©Getty ImagesFebruary 24 - Japan's athletes preparing for Tokyo 2020 are set to receive more money to get ready after the country's Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura revealed that the Government were considering increasing the amount it contributes to the programme.

Tokyo 2020 President criticised by city Governor over Asada comments

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Mao Asada was one of the favourites for a medal at Sochi 2014 but finished only sixth ©Chicago Tribune/Getty ImagesFebruary 21 - Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori is today at the centre of a new row after appearing to criticise Japan's top female figure skater Mao Asada following her failure to win a medal here last night.

New Tokyo Governor to visit Sochi 2014 to meet Bach

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Yoichi Masuzoe will travel to Sochi 2014 to attend the Closing Ceremony after his victory in the Tokyo Governor elections ©JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty ImagesFebruary 14 - Newly elected Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe is to travel here next week to attend the Closing Ceremony of Sochi 2014, where he will meet senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials, including Thomas Bach, the President.

Japan launch panel to improve its "sports diplomacy" - and it does include women

By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Sochi 

Olympic silver and bronze medallist Yuko Arimori is to be part of a new panel set up by Japan to help strengthen its sports diplomacy ©Getty ImagesFebruary 12 - Japan today announced that it has set up a new panel of experts to try to help the country become more influential internationally in the build-up to Tokyo 2020 by strengthening its "sports diplomacy".
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