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2020 Tokyo Olympics cost estimate reportedly comes in 7 times over budget

e 2020 Olympics and Paralympics — to be held in Tokyo, Japan — are estimated to cost seven times more than what was originally budgeted, Japanese newspaper The Mainichi reported on Friday. Hosting the mega-events would cost Japan 801.1 billion yen ($7.03 billion), the report said, citing the country’s Board of Audit. That’s the agency that reviews government expenditure. Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, had earlier estimated that the games would cost around 112.7 billion yen, according to the report. Hosting the Olympics has become an expensive venture, and a number of past hosts…

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Tokyo stocks retreat in morning after Mnuchin tweet on foreign investment

TOKYO, June 26 (Xinhua) — Tokyo lost ground Tuesday morning as investors turned risk-off following a tweet by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin saying that more countries might be banned from investing in U.S. technology firms. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 116.82 points, or 0.52 percent, from Monday to 22,221.33. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, fell 8.14 points, or 0.47 percent, at 1,720.13. Oil and coal product, mining, and service-linked issues comprised those that declined the most by the…

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