Tag: East Asia

Column: Glittering, empty pool epitomizes Olympic misfortune

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TOKYO — The aquatics arena near Tokyo Bay is an impressive structure indeed, the shimmering blue water of its two pools surrounded on three...

Stocks open higher on Wall Street, on track for weekly gain

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Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Friday, keeping the market on track for a weekly gain following a big drop at the beginning...

‘The greatest honor’: Osaka lights Olympic cauldron

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TOKYO — What a moment for Naomi Osaka. For the new Japan. For racial injustice. For female athletes. For tennis. ...

EXPLAINER: Why Japan ‘rising sun’ flag provokes Olympic ire

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SEOUL, South Korea — Japan considers the “rising sun” flag part of its history. But some in the Koreas, China and other Asian countries...

Unvaccinated US swimmer sparks debate as Olympics start

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TOKYO — A debate is brewing between former gold medalist Maya DiRado and some American swimmers over U.S. medal threat Michael Andrew’s decision not...

The Latest: Singers perform ‘Imagine’ at Tokyo opening

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The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ...

‘The greatest honor’: Osaka lights Olympic cauldron

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TOKYO — What a moment for Naomi Osaka. For the new Japan. For racial injustice. For female athletes. For tennis. ...

Looking at Tokyo Olympics through the lens of the 1964 Games

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TOKYO — Just 19 years after devastating defeat in World War II, the 1964 Tokyo Olympics showcased the reemergence of an innovative country that...

Olympics ceremony uses music from Japanese video games

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TOKYO — The athletes of the Tokyo Olympics were greeted by a few familiar notes Friday night. ...

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

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TOKYO — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a...