Motoko Rich Hikari Hida and Makiko Inoue

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Olympic Ceremony's Creative Director Fired Over Holocaust Joke

TOKYO — Just a day before the opening ceremony of the delayed Tokyo Olympics, organizers of the Games dismissed Kentaro Kobayashi, the creative director of the ceremony, after video footage emerged of...

The Olympics in 1964 Hailed a New Japan. There’s Less to Cheer This Time.

The country has changed vastly from that hopeful moment nearly six decades ago, and the Olympics this time around have come to represent something different and not entirely positive.TOKYO — Under crisp...

Motoko Rich Hikari Hida and Makiko Inoue

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