• Olympics - JOC 'looking forward to Pyeongchang'
    Reuters37 minutes ago

    Olympics - JOC 'looking forward to Pyeongchang'

    Japan's Olympic committee (JOC) said on Tuesday it is looking forward to participating in next year's Pyeongchang Winter Games and that it is confident the event will be safe despite concerns over North Korea. With tensions on the Korean peninsula growing in the wake of a series of missile tests

  • Reuters44 minutes ago

    Olympics-JOC 'looking forward to Pyeongchang'

    Japan's Olympic committee (JOC) said on Tuesday it is looking forward to participating in next year's Pyeongchang Winter Games and that it is confident the event will be safe despite concerns over North Korea. With tensions on the Korean peninsula growing in the wake of a series of missile tests

  • Japan wants to launch a new digital currency: J-Coin
    Business Insider UK50 minutes ago

    Japan wants to launch a new digital currency: J-Coin

    A consortium of Japanese banks are set to launch a new national digital currency in a bid to wean citizens off cash, the Financial Times reports. The FT says that a consortium led by Mizuho Financial Group and Japan Post Bank plans to launch the new digital currency in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

  • USOC chief backs athlete protests
    Reuters2 hours ago

    USOC chief backs athlete protests

    By Rory Carroll PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Athletes should feel free to express their political opinions during next February's Winter Games in Pyeongchang despite strict Olympic rules barring such demonstrations, the head of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) said on Monday. Referring

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