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Tokyo Olympics

Will The First Robot In the Boardroom Be A "Woman"?

Alexia Parks | Posted 09.09.2016 | Green
Alexia Parks

With the approach of Autumn, with Fall leaves getting ready to change: I made a short list of upcoming changes facing us humans, as we begin to make room on Planet Earth for more women on top, robots in the boardroom, and greener leaner communities.

Tokyo Might Make Medals For 2020 Olympics Out Of Old Cell Phones

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.30.2016 | Impact

It’s still four years away, but Tokyo is already dominating its upcoming Olympic Games. The host country may make all of its future Olympic medals o...

The World Needs a Tokyo Like Early 20th Century Tokyo

Yuriko Koike | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Yuriko Koike

TOKYO -- With its inspirational vigor and inclusive cosmopolitanism, what better image could one have for Asia's future?

Were The Rio Olympics A Mistake?

Rafael Salazar | Posted 07.06.2016 | Latino Voices
Rafael Salazar

This is not to say that cities in developing nations don't deserve the honor of hosting Olympics, but simply that resources poured into these countries would be better spent improving cities for the people who will continue living them long after Olympics have moved on.

Toyota Is Developing Cars That Can Anticipate Accidents And Avoid Them

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 06.20.2016 | Technology

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is targeting developing in the next five years driver assistance systems that integrate artificial intelligence (A...

You Might See Surfing And Karate At The 2020 Olympics

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 06.22.2015 | Sports

Still waiting on tug-of-war to make its comeback.

Tokyo Airport Running Track Gets Rat Race Ready For 2020 Olympics

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.26.2015 | Sports

Tokyo's airport prepares for even the non-Olympic runners.

Before 2020 Olympics, Here's How Tokyo Can Upgrade the Foreign Tourist Experience

Charli James | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Charli James

Unlike host countries such as Brazil and Russia, Japan won't have to fight hard to curb crime and corruption ahead of the Games. But the 2020 Games will bring attention and international travelers to Tokyo in droves, and there are a few areas where Tokyo falls behind in foreign tourist friendliness.

Japan Is Evicting This Man To Build An Olympic Stadium..

Reuters | Ruairidh Villar and Hyun Oh | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

By Ruairidh Villar and Hyun Oh TOKYO (Reuters) - Kohei Jinno fans out the black and white photos of his family posing proudly in front ...

This Week's Travel Tuesday Is...

Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel

On Sunday, it was announced that Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics -- winning out over Madrid and Istanbul. Though that's a while from now, why no...

World, Meet The 2020 Hide-And-Seek Olympic Team

Posted 02.14.2014 | Parents

Your toddlers might one day be in the Olympics playing a game they've already perfected. A Japanese professor is lobbying to make hide-and-seek an off...

Hagel's Productive Asia-Pacific Tour

William Bradley | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
William Bradley

While the Obama Administration is in the surreal situation of suddenly mounting its biggest congressional lobbying effort since national health care on behalf of missile and bombing raids against Syria, it's important not to lose site of a more coherent aspect of the president's geopolitics.

Tokyo 2020: The Whole World Is (Really) Watching Now

Nancy Snow | Posted 11.08.2013 | World
Nancy Snow

Tokyo may be celebrating, but there is a deeply concerning global angst about a city hosting the Olympic games about 220 kilometers (137 miles) from the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.

Eleazar David Melendez

Why 2020 Olympic Bidders Should Be Hoping For Second Place | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business

This weekend seems certain to bring raucous celebration to the streets of Madrid, Tokyo or Istanbul, as the International Olympic Committee awards the...

Rio Wins! Good News for the Global South

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Countries like Brazil are now in a position to compete successfully in the athletic events that comprise the Games, and also to provide the venue for the competition.

Rio Olympics: World Reactions

The Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, celebrations were held, as the city granted the right to host the 2016 Olympics - the first city in South America to host the games.