Oct 3, 2015

City in Gunma dumps controversial designer's museum logo

The city of Ota, Gunma Prefecture, has ditched a public museum logo designed by Kenjiro Sano, whose work for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was withdrawn amid a plagiarism controversy, Mayor Masayoshi Shimizu said Friday. Sano’s design for the museum and library building, currently under ...

Death? War? What's next for the games?

| Sep 5, 2015

Death? War? What's next for the games?


Two years to the week that Tokyo won its bid over Istanbul and Madrid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, major stumbles in planning and preparation have caused the shining promise to take a nosedive. The upward-creeping costs projected for the National Stadium took ...