Aug 6, 2016

Tokyo awarded 2019 judo worlds

Tokyo was selected to host the 2019 World Judo Championships following an International Judo Federation executive committee meeting on Friday. IJF executive Yasuhiro Yamashita wants the championships to serve as a test event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with the event set to be ...

Aug 4, 2016

Line, Shibuya Ward sign deal for online services

Line Corp. said it has signed an agreement with Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward to use its technology to improve online services provided by the municipality. It is the first municipal deal for the popular Japanese messaging application provider, which is owned by South Korea’s Naver ...

| Aug 2, 2016

Nikkei average falls back on stronger yen

The key Nikkei average pulled back on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday, affected by falls in energy-related names and export-oriented companies, amid the yen’s appreciation versus the dollar. The 225-issue Nikkei average tumbled 244.32 points, or 1.47 percent, to end at 16,391.45. On Monday, ...

Tokyo hotels invite guests to live in the lap of luxury

Jul 23, 2016

Tokyo hotels invite guests to live in the lap of luxury

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Two domestic hotel operators are shaking up competition in Tokyo’s luxury accommodation market by attempting to make their new properties more inviting for inbound visitors. The first such operator, Hoshino Resorts Inc., has opened a luxury ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) named Hoshinoya Tokyo in ...

| Jul 8, 2016

Tokyo stocks fall as yen strengthens

Stocks fell for the fourth straight session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, bowing to selling activated by the yen’s strengthening against the dollar and a drop in long-term interest rates. The 225-issue Nikkei average slumped 169.26 points, or 1.11 percent, to end ...