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IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

Jun 30, 2015

IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has asked Japan’s organizing committee to finalize the main stadium plan for the 2020 Summer Games before the IOC meets in late July, Toshiaki Endo, the Cabinet minister in charge of hosting the Olympics, revealed Tuesday. Endo, who ...

Tokyo to create helicopter-based fire rescue unit

Jun 29, 2015

Tokyo to create helicopter-based fire rescue unit

The Tokyo Fire Department will launch a helicopter-based unit called Air Hyper Rescue to battle fires in high-rise buildings. The megalopolis had around 12,500 11-story or higher buildings as of 2013, up 50 percent from a decade earlier, the department said Monday. The annual ...