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Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda looks on while addressing the media after JOC board of directors meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
TOKYO: The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee said on Tuesday he would step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games.
Tsunekazu Takeda cited the age limit on the job, which the committee had previously been expected to revise to allow him to stay on until the Games.
A Chinese envoy will head to Washington on Wednesday to prepare for trade negotiations. The announcement on Tuesday follows conciliatory gestures by both sides ahead of the October talks on their fight over trade and technology,
South Korea is to invest 88 billion won ($74 million) to develop a weapons system by 2023 that can detect and strike drones, its procurement agency said on Tuesday, after incidents of infiltration by North Korean spy drones.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government will seek to persuade Britain’s top court this week that his decision to suspend parliament until shortly before the date for Brexit was not illegal as Scottish judges concluded last week.
A passenger train derailed during the morning rush hour in Hong Kong on Tuesday leaving three people injured, authorities said. Images from the scene showed three carriages had left the tracks