Tokyo inaugurates Olympic Aquatic Center

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike and Minister of the Tokyo Olympics Seiko Hashimoto were accompanied by members of the Olympic Committee and representatives from the metropolitan government at the inauguration of the Olympic Aquatic Center, which was scheduled to take place last March but was postponed to October due the coronavirus pandemic.

In the facility designed by architect Kazuo Tange, which will accommodate more than 15,000 spectators during the Olympic Games, a...

Sebastian Coe visits Olympic stadium, weighs in on possible athletes’ protests

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Sebastian Coe, a member of the International Olympic Committee and former Olympian, visited the National Stadium in Tokyo today. In a speech at the newly built venue, Coe offered his opinion that athletes should be allowed to protest respectfully at the Games next summer.

“I have been very clear that if an athlete chooses to take a knee at the podium, then I’m supportive of that,” said Coe. He added that protesting should be done respectfully, but his statement m...

Rugby World Cup Delivering New Hope to Japan’s Kamaishi, Northeast Region

Friday, September 20, 2019

By Fred Varcoe
Tokyo- (PanOrient News) World Cup stadiums don’t come more remote. Kamaishi Unosumai Memorial Stadium is nearly 600 km by road from Tokyo in the northeast of Japan behind a seawall protecting it from the Pacific Ocean. It will take you five or six hours by train to get there. And the final train is a privately run, two-carriage affair. Seating 16,000 fans ? 10,000 on temporary seats ? at the stadium will not be a problem; getting them there might be.
But the inclusion of t...