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Sep 26, 2013

Tokyo man to lose home to make way for stadium — again

TOKYO (Reuters) – Kohei Jinno fans out the black and white photos of his family posing proudly in front of their central Tokyo home, a house they were forced to leave ahead of the 1964 Olympic Games to make way for construction of the main stadium.

Now Jinno, 79, has to move again.

The public housing complex where he and his wife live, close to the stadium and the site of his former home – currently a parking lot – is slated to be destroyed as part of construction of a new stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which Tokyo won the right to host again earlier this month.

Sep 18, 2013

Tokyo man to lose home to make way for stadium – again

TOKYO (Reuters) – Kohei Jinno fans out the black and white photos of his family posing proudly in front of their central Tokyo home, a house they were forced to leave ahead of the 1964 Olympic Games to make way for construction of the main stadium.

Now Jinno, 79, has to move again.

The public housing complex where he and his wife live, close to the stadium and the site of his former home – currently a parking lot – is slated to be destroyed as part of construction of a new stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which Tokyo won the right to host again earlier this month.

Sep 18, 2013

Olympics-Tokyo man to lose home to make way for stadium — again

TOKYO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Kohei Jinno fans out the black and white photos of his family posing proudly in front of their central Tokyo home, a house they were forced to leave ahead of the 1964 Olympic Games to make way for construction of the main stadium.

Now Jinno, 79, has to move again.

The public housing complex where he and his wife live, close to the stadium and the site of his former home – currently a parking lot – is slated to be destroyed as part of construction of a new stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which Tokyo won the right to host again earlier this month.

Jul 3, 2012

It’s a family affair for Japan gymnastics trio

TOKYO (Reuters) – The competition at the London Olympics is already guaranteed to be intense but three Japanese gymnasts may have an extra source of motivation as they vie for gold medals: sibling rivalry.

“When it comes to competing, of course I don’t want to lose to the younger two,” grinned Kazuhito Tanaka, 27, referring to his sister Rie and brother Yusuke.

Jul 3, 2012

Olympics-It’s a family affair for Japan gymnastics trio

TOKYO, July 3 (Reuters) – The competition at the London
Olympics is already guaranteed to be intense but three Japanese
gymnasts may have an extra source of motivation as they vie for
gold medals: sibling rivalry.

“When it comes to competing, of course I don’t want to lose
to the younger two,” grinned Kazuhito Tanaka, 27, referring to
his sister Rie and brother Yusuke.

Jun 29, 2012

Japan rhythmic gymnasts put game face on

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s rhythmic gymnastics team has been in intense training for the London Olympics, and now they are putting on their war paint to get psyched up to compete on the world’s biggest sporting stage.

“After I put on the makeup, it’s like a switch has been turned on for competing,” Airi Hatakeyama, 17, said at an event opened to media to showcase the team’s makeup art and new uniforms.

Jun 29, 2012

Olympics-Japan rhythmic gymnasts put game face on

TOKYO, June 29 (Reuters) – Japan’s rhythmic gymnastics team
has been in intense training for the London Olympics, and now
they are putting on their war paint to get psyched up to compete
on the world’s biggest sporting stage.

“After I put on the makeup, it’s like a switch has been
turned on for competing,” Airi Hatakeyama, 17, said at an event
opened to media to showcase the team’s makeup art and new
uniforms.

Apr 16, 2012

UK woman prepares for record-breaking Pacific row

CHOSHI, Japan (Reuters) – British adventurer Sarah Outen, part way through a voyage to circle the globe using only human power, is putting the finishing touches to preparations for the toughest challenge of the trip: a record-breaking solo row across the Pacific.

Since she left her home country in April 2011, the 26-year-old has travelled some 17,700 km (11,000 miles) through Europe, Central Asia, China, Russia and Japan by kayak, bicycle and rowing her 6.4-metre (21 ft) boat, Gulliver.

Apr 16, 2012

Sarah Outen prepares for record-breaking Pacific row

CHOSHI, Japan (Reuters) – British adventurer Sarah Outen, part way through a voyage to circle the globe using only human power, is putting the finishing touches to preparations for the toughest challenge of the trip: a record-breaking solo row across the Pacific.

Since she left her home country in April 2011, the 26-year-old has travelled some 17,700 km (11,000 miles) through Europe, Central Asia, China, Russia and Japan by kayak, bicycle and rowing her 6.4-metre (21 ft) boat, Gulliver.

Oct 11, 2011

“Noah” may mean difference between life and death

TOKYO (Reuters) – It’s not quite a yellow submarine, since it’s destined for travel on top of the water, not under it.

But the round yellow pod, christened “Noah” for the maker of the ark, could mean the difference between life and death in the case of another killer earthquake and tsunami like the one that hit Japan seven months ago, said its inventor, Shoji Tanaka.