Dec 21, 2015

311 entries for Tokyo Olympics logo make first cut

A total of 311 designs survived the first round of the second Tokyo Olympics logo competition, the organizers said Monday. Twelve members of the logo selection committee voted on the designs after they were displayed on screens. The selection process was streamed on the ...

Dec 7, 2015

Over 14,500 logos submitted for 2020 design competition

Organizers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said they received 14,599 proposals for the new logo before the noon Monday deadline. The emblem selection committee had hoped for at least 10,000 submissions after only 104 were provided for the ill-fated previous competition, which was restricted ...

Dec 1, 2015

More than 2,500 logo ideas submitted for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee has received more than over 2,500 designs for a new logo, the selection panel’s chairman said. Organizers began accepting new submissions Nov. 24, and by 5:30 p.m. Monday, 2,559 had been received. Seeking a broad spectrum of ideas, ...

In Japan toilet design contest, there are no 'loo-sers'

Jun 21, 2015

In Japan toilet design contest, there are no 'loo-sers'

Japan is holding its first-ever toilet design contest, with organizers looking for the “most comfortable,” “cheapest for the developing world” and “safest for women,” officials have said. In a bid to find the nation’s loveliest lavatories, a government panel is seeking applications that prove ...

Jan 17, 2015

Foreign Ministry to revamp Japanese passports in time for Tokyo Olympics

The Foreign Ministry is looking to revamp the design of Japanese passports and strengthening measures against fabrication and falsification, officials said. The ministry is considering a design that symbolizes Japan for immigration stamp pages, and is looking at instances of other countries that use ...