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,” ...

Jul 8, 2015

Japan hopes to see biofuel flights running by 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Japanese government held the first session of a public-private panel on bio-jet fuel Tuesday, aiming to realize biofuel-powered commercial flights in Japan by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The panel comprising representatives from government agencies, including the Ministry of Economy, Trade ...

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 ...