Shunichi Suzuki will "recover trust" and help ensure a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has claimed.
Japan Olympics Minister forced to resign after controversial comments on 2011 earthquake and tsunami
Japan’s Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada was today forced to resign for remarks that offended people affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami which triggered nuclear meltdowns in 2011.
The Japanese Government is set to carry out a review over whether to allow North Korean athletes entry to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as an exception to the country's sanctions against the secretive state.
Japan's Olympic Minister Sakurada makes headlines again after arriving late to Parliamentary meeting
Japan's Olympic Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has again caused controversy after arriving three minutes late to a parliamentary meeting.
Japan's Olympics Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has been forced to apologise for making comments he admitted "lacked consideration" after he suggested that the leukaemia diagnosis of the country's star swimmer Rikako Ikee could dampen her team-mates' excitement for Tokyo 2020.
The Minister in charge of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Yoshitaka Sakurada, has visited the headquarters of the Olympic Committee of Israel (OCI) in Tel Aviv.
A Japanese Minister in charge of cyber-security has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive.