Tokyo Olympic minister promises transparency on spending

TOKYO (AP) — The minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympics says national government spending on the event is billions less than a recent national government audit showed. Olympic Mini...

Tokyo Olympics: Costs hit almost $25 billion _ may go higher

TOKYO (AP) — The price tag keeps soaring for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics despite local organizers and the International Olympic Committee saying that spending is being cut. A report just...

US Open winner Osaka signs deal with Japanese car maker

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Naomi Osaka has been announced as the "brand ambassador" for a major Japanese car maker. Osaka has been the main subject on talk shows and in newspapers since ...

Osaka charms Japan with her manners _ and broken Japanese

TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka's halting Japanese, her manners — she bowed and apologized after beating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final — and her simple charm have swelled national pride in Japan and...

Tokyo returns with Summer Games with something new to prove

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — More than 50 years after it showed its postwar recovery off to the world at the 1964 Games, Tokyo is ready for another Summer Olympics. The Japanese c...

2020 Tokyo Olympic costs keep rising despite efforts to cut

TOKYO (AP) — The price tag for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics keeps going up despite attempts to rein in the spending. Over the last year, organizers have shifted several venues away from c...