May 30, 2014

Tokyo panel to boost transport system links

by Masaaki Kameda

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government set up a panel Friday to come up with a plan to improve coordination among the capital’s train, bus and subway systems. “(Tokyo) has a highly condensed and safe transportation system, unlike any other in the world. But each transportation ...

May 28, 2014

Tokyo to boost foreign-language signs, info ahead of 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is stepping up a joint project with the central government to add foreign languages to guide boards and other information sources for the 2020 Summer Games. Some 10.36 million people came to Japan from abroad in 2013, topping the government’s ...

Hotel Okura to rebuild main building for Olympics

May 23, 2014

Hotel Okura to rebuild main building for Olympics

Hotel Okura Co. said Friday it plans to start rebuilding the main building of its flagship hotel, Hotel Okura Tokyo, next year to upgrade its facilities and services so it can attract more foreign guests in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The hotel ...

Mar 26, 2014

Games organizing board takes shape

by Masaaki Kameda

The executive board of the organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics appointed six vice presidents Wednesday, including Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda and Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda. All 34 of the board’s members, who have been appointed over the past ...