THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
August 17, 2021 at 14:44 JST
An online meeting is held on Aug. 16 involving, from left, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, Seiko Hashimoto, chairwoman of the Tokyo Paralympic organizing committee, Andrew Parsons, president of the International Paralympic Committee, and Tamayo Marukawa, state minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Pool)
Tokyo Paralympic organizers decided to ban general spectators from the events that begin on Aug. 24, but schoolchildren will still be invited to attend despite the still surging number of new COVID-19 cases. [Read More]
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Cooking experts, chefs and others involved in the field of food introduce their special recipes intertwined with their paths in life.
Haruki Murakami and other writers read from books before selected audiences at the new Haruki Murakami Library.
The Asahi Shimbun aims “to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” through its Gender Equality Declaration.
Let’s explore the Japanese capital from the viewpoint of wheelchair users and people with disabilities with Barry Joshua Grisdale.