· September, 2013

Stories about Japan from September, 2013

Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics

  7 September 2013

Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Olympics after the members of International Olympic Committee have voted on September 7th to select the host city. Tokyo 2020 reacts to the news #olympics2020 #BA2013 #olympics pic.twitter.com/lKws4Qcw4E — Olympics (@Olympics) September 7, 2013

100 Million Signature Campaign for Resolution of Japan's ‘Sex Slaves’ Issues

  6 September 2013

The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan has launched a new campaign to gather 100 million signatures. Their online petition, in eight different languages, calls on Japanese government to offer an official apology and legal reparations to the victims and asks the international community to join their cause....

Asteroid Named in Honor of Peru

  1 September 2013

The Committee of Small Objects Nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union gave astronomers authorization to name the asteroid identified with the number 1995 SG5 as Qoyllurwasi in honor of Perú. Qoyllurwasi means house of the stars in Quechua language, where qoyllur means star and wasi is house. The asteroid was...

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