Tokyo

International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany speaks during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), at the SwissTech Convention Centre, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
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June 25, 2019 - 1:51 pm
By Graham Dunbar, AP Sports Writer LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Breakdancing moved a step closer to the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, and now organizers can look to book a street venue in Paris. Called breaking in Olympic circles, its medal debut was last October at the Buenos Aires Youth Summer Games...
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A man pays respects at a makeshift memorial.
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May 28, 2019 - 8:20 am
UPDATED: 10:30 a.m. ___ KAWASAKI, Japan (AP) — A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming "I will kill you!" attacked a group of schoolgirls near a school bus parked at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, killing two people and injuring at least 17 before killing himself, officials...
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In this March 14, 2019, photo, Japanese musician Pierre Taki in a police car is sent to a prosecutor's office in Tokyo.
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March 14, 2019 - 9:44 am
By Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japanese entertainment company Sega has cancelled shipments of its video game "Judgment," also known as "Judge Eyes," after one of its actors was arrested on drug charges. The health ministry's drug division said actor and musician Pierre Taki, 51,...
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Starbucks Roastery
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February 27, 2019 - 8:48 am
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business (CNN) — Starbucks is about to open its biggest Roastery in the world in Tokyo. Roasteries — large, lavish Starbucks stores that feature specialty coffees and teas, on-premise roasters and massive coffee casks where freshly roasted beans are held — are a way...
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Police and firefighters inspect around the site of a car attack near Takeshita Street in Tokyo, early Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP
December 31, 2018 - 9:26 pm
TOKYO (AP) — A minivan slammed into pedestrians early Tuesday on a street where people had gathered for New Year's festivities in downtown Tokyo, injuring eight people, police said. Police took into custody a man in his 20s but did not further identify him. They say he is suspected of intentionally...
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Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa lies on the mat after being knocked out by Floyd Mayweather Jr. during first round of their three-round exhibition match on New Year's Eve, at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
Koji Sasahara/AP Photo
December 31, 2018 - 12:37 pm
By Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — It took less than three minutes for Floyd Mayweather to knock down his Japanese kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa three times in a totally one-sided bout of exhibition boxing on New Year's Eve. Nasukawa's father threw in the towel after 140...
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Japan to have first aircraft carriers since World War II
Petty Officer 3rd Class Kryzentia Weiermann/US Navy via CNN
December 18, 2018 - 8:29 am
By Brad Lendon and Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN (CNN) -- Japan is poised to put its first aircraft carriers to sea since World War II, refitting its Izumo-class warships to carry US-designed F-35B fighter jets, the government announced Tuesday. In its 10-year Defense Program Guidelines, Tokyo said it will...
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Carlos Ghosn, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., speaks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File
November 19, 2018 - 8:44 am
By Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan Motor's chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested and will be dismissed for alleged under-reporting of his income and misuse of company funds, the company said Monday. The Japanese automaker's CEO Hiroto Saikawa confirmed that Ghosn...
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temple campus
Photo credit: Paul Gluck
Ian Bush
October 02, 2018 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some Temple University students have already made the 2020 Summer Olympics — not as athletes, but as reporters. That's part of the benefit of a $1.5 million donation from philanthropists Kal and Lucille Rudman. The five-year pledge supports Temple's student-produced...
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People cool down under the cooling mist spot in Tokyo, Monday, July 23, 2018.
AP Photo/Koji Sasahara
July 24, 2018 - 10:16 am
By Jim Armstrong, AP Sports Writer TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Olympics will open in two years, and the heat is on. Since being awarded the games, which will be the largest ever with 33 sports and 339 events, Tokyo organizers have had to deal with a series of setbacks ranging from stadium and...
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