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From a sporting perspective, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics proved a huge success for Japan. The country finished third in the table, winning a record 27 gold medals, just one fewer than they…

In the final week of the Games Japan added another 10 golds to finish with 27 in total. That’s 11 more than they managed at their previous best competitions in 1964 and…

Following the success of his critically acclaimed short music film Sound of Vladivostok, Marios Joannou Elia was asked to create something similar for a city that reigned as the capital of Japan…

Before Tokyo 2020, Japan’s record haul of gold medals at the Olympics was 16, a total achieved both in 1964 and 2004. At this year’s event, that number was surpassed in the…

On this day 76 years ago Sadako Sasaki was blown out of her house window by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Though feared dead, she remarkably survived without any visual injuries.…

Host nations always tend to do pretty well at the Olympics. Yet, even with that in mind Team Japan has, thus far exceeded expectations, leading the medal table for much of the…

Preamble: Team events for the Olympics officially began on Wednesday July 21 with individual competitions starting three days later. We’ll keep you up to date with all the big sporting stories from the Games with our…

The opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics begins at around 8pm tonight. In attendance will be IOC members, foreign dignitaries, diplomats and sponsors, but no fans. It’s not exactly the kind of…