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BREAKING: 5 People Killed in Stabbing Spree in Sumoto, Rural Western Japan

(OSAKA, Japan) — Police say five people have been killed in a stabbing spree in a small town in western Japan.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Monday morning attacks. 131 more words

Crime & Corruption

Photos from 140 years ago show Tokyo’s skyline was amazing long before the Skytree was ever built

Amazing how things change over time. When I think back to how Tokyo has changed, I like to imagine how Tokyo was back in the 60’s and 70’s. 69 more words

CBC wins broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2020 Olympics

TORONTO – CBC has secured the broadcast rights to the 2018 and 2020 Olympics.

Hubert Lacroix, president of the public broadcaster, says CBC will partner with Bell Media and Rogers Media to carry the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. 433 more words

Sports

Japan tiptoes toward casinos

Legislators took another small step toward legalizing casinos in Japan this week. Backers hope so-called integrated resorts will open in time for the 2020 Olympics, but the political and bureaucratic process will be a marathon, not a sprint. 62 more words

IOC awards Japanese TV rights to consortium in 4-Games deal worth $1 billion

LONDON — In another sign of the increasing Asian and Japanese financial influence in the Olympics, the IOC sold the Japanese broadcast rights through 2024 to a TV consortium on Thursday in an eight-year, four-games deal worth 110 billion yen ($1 billion). 468 more words

Sports

Rising Costs Force Review of Tokyo 2020 Venue Plans

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Reuters/Yuya Shino)

(Reuters) – Rising labor and construction costs are forcing a review of Tokyo’s venue plans for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games and could lead to a scaling back of facilities, Japanese officials said on Wednesday. 465 more words

Olympics