By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in SochiFebruary 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.
By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in SochiFebruary 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.
By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Sochi February 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".
By Duncan Mackay in Tolstoy Hall at the Main Press Centre in SochiFebruary 9 - Japan's former Health Minister Yoichi Masuzoe was today elected the new Governor of Tokyo, promising to make the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics "a success".
By Nick Butler in Japan House at the Olympic Park in SochiFebruary 5 - Executive officer of Tokyo 2020 Makoto Saika has "no concerns" about the old age of the Organising Committee members and remains confident that the bid team will "represent all people".
By Duncan MackayJanuary 24 - Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan Toshiro Muto has been appointed chief executive of Tokyo 2020, working under ex-Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori, it was officially confirmed today.
By Duncan MackayJanuary 23 - The team that will oversee preparations for Tokyo 2020 will be officially unveiled tomorrow with the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan Toshiro Muto expected to be appointed secretary general to work under ex-Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori.
By Duncan MackayJanuary 23 - Former Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa, a critic of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, has promised that he will use the Games to "create a new Japan" if his campaign to become the city's new Governor is successful.
By Paul OsborneJanuary 21 - About 30 youths, aged 18-25, from across Asia have made their way to Tokyo as the city hosts its first ever Youth Leadership Programme (YLP), led by the United Nations Office of Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP).
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