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BJ-League Side Rizing Fukuoka President Go Takenaka Suspected Of Embezzlement

04 / 16 / 14

BJ-League side Rizing Fukuoka President Go Takenaka "was arrested by Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Saturday along with three current employees of First-Consul, a Tokyo-based consulting company, and a former company employee" on suspicion of embezzling 380M yuan ($3.7M), according to Odeven & Naga...

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09/20/13
J.League Club Signs Stadium Sponsor

Japan Professional Football League Division 1 side Albirex Niigata has signed chemical giant Denka (Denki Kagaku Kogyo) as the new sponsor for its home stadium after struggling utility Tohoku Electric Power Co. pulled the plug on its naming-rights deal. Denka will begin sponsorship of the stadium in ...

Tags: Facilities, Japan

09/20/13
UK Agencies Take Lead After Tokyo Win

Tokyo’s winning bid for the 2020 Olympics "owes much to the work of the Havas consultancy Seven46 and Interpublic’s PR shop Weber Shandwick," according to MEDIA WEEK. Since the success of the 2012 London Games bid, U.K. agencies "have thrived as bid advisors for mega-sports events." Seve ...

Tags: Japan, United Kingdom, Olympics

09/19/13
Tokyo Games Ups Ante For TV Rights

All three commercial Australian networks "have stepped back into the race for the next Olympic Games TV rights package," amid speculation of a three-Games, A$200M ($187M) rights deal, according to Michael Bodey of THE AUSTRALIAN. The announcement of Tokyo as the 2020 Olympics host boosted IOC "hopes ...

Tags: Media, Japan

09/19/13
Tokyo Could Be Hottest Games In Century

Olympic athletes "risk the hottest weather in more than a century at the 2020 Tokyo Games as high summer temperatures in Japan’s capital highlight concern about holding global sporting events under extreme conditions," according to Chris Cooper of BLOOMBERG. Tokyo "is set to host its second Ol ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/11/13
Japan PM Launches 2020 Preparations

Japan PM Shinzo Abe instructed his ministers to start preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, "pledging to address concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis," according to KYODO. Abe said, "We must make preparation swiftly and steadily." Abe said the government "will fully suppor ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/11/13
Panasonic Wants To Extend Olympics Deal

Panasonic "would like to extend its long-running Olympic sponsorship to take it up to 2020 when Tokyo will host the Games," according to Klaus Lauer of REUTERS. Panasonic "has been a sponsor of the Games since 1987, providing cameras used to relay the action to sports fans around the world and big s ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Japan

09/10/13
Tokyo To Revitalize Waterfront For Games

Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics "featured a mixture of old and new stadia that should enable the Games to come in cheaper than either London or Beijing," according to Josh Burrows of the LONDON TIMES. A new 80,000-seat athletics stadium "will be the centerpiece, touted by orga ...

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09/09/13
Tokyo Awarded 2020 Summer Olympics

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Tags: Olympics, Japan

09/09/13
Olympics Bid Could Boost Japan Economy

Tokyo's winning bid to host the 2020 Olympics may boost construction and tourism stocks and give a lift to consumer confidence, "playing into Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to revive the world's third-biggest economy," according to Nohara & Kawano of BLOOMBERG. Hosting the games can creat ...

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09/06/13
Olympic Bid Cities Await IOC Verdict

The Tokyo 2020 bid committee, "fueled by the twin catalysts of top-down organizational enthusiasm and strong financial backing," is seen by many "as the clear favorite to be awarded the 2020 Summer Olympics," according to Ed Odeven of SPORTS ON EARTH. Madrid and Istanbul "are the other two finalists ...

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