Brave Blossoms' focus on PNC, not National Stadium fracas

Jul 18, 2015

Brave Blossoms' focus on PNC, not National Stadium fracas

The Japan XV tried to stay focused on the Pacific Nations Cup amid the National Stadium controversy that has left the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main stadium. “We’re not thinking about 2019,” stand-in captain Ayumu Goromaru said on the eve of Saturday’s ...

Jul 13, 2015

Two new Tokyo subway lines being planned

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has proposed building two new subway lines from central Tokyo, one to Shinagawa and the other to the waterfront districts of Harumi, Toyosu and Ariake. The plan — affecting two areas that are already earmarked for major development projects — ...

As Tokyo shrinks, Olympics may be last blast

Jul 8, 2015

As Tokyo shrinks, Olympics may be last blast

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Half a century ago, the Tokyo Olympics ushered in a golden age for Japan’s capital, as industrial prowess made it the largest urban complex in history. Now the games are returning to mark the end of that growth. “This will be the final festival,” ...