Japan calls US spying allegations 'deeply regrettable'

Tokyo on August 3 described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as "deeply regrettable", in its first official response to revelations from whistleblower group WikiLeaks.

"I will withhold comment. But If this is true, as an ally, it's deeply regrettable," the government's top spokesman Yoshihide Suga told a regular press briefing.    

Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo unveiled…but stadium construction cancelled

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games logo was unveiled Tuesday. The design mirrors the minimal Japanese culture reflecting how they see themselves. The design belongs to the famous artist Kenichiro Sato. During the official presentation to the media the organisers said the logo combined the dynamic nature of Tokyo with the hospitable spirit of its citizens.