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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 15

The "embittered political battle raging around Tokyo’s preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games intensified on Tuesday with the resignation of the senior official in charge of plans for the new national stadium." Sports & Youth Bureau Dir General KIMITO KUBO , "widely blamed for allowing s...

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