Japan conducts cyberattack drill as part of 2020 Tokyo Games preparations

Dec 7, 2016

Japan conducts cyberattack drill as part of 2020 Tokyo Games preparations

The government conducted on Wednesday a large-scale drill to prepare for cyberattacks against infrastructure operators, such as electricity suppliers, transport firms and information and telecommunications service providers, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The annual drill, launched in 2006, was held in ...

Tokyo Olympic chiefs weigh private-sector venue funding

Dec 1, 2016

Tokyo Olympic chiefs weigh private-sector venue funding

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers are entertaining the idea that venues built for the games could be financed and run by private-sector companies. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, central government and Tokyo 2020 organizing committee have vowed to cut costs for the games, having announced a ...

Hopes of stopping Tokyo 2020 are fading

| Nov 26, 2016

Hopes of stopping Tokyo 2020 are fading

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NHK has announced that its yearlong historical drama series for 2019 will be about Japan’s involvement in the Olympic movement, focusing on the nation’s first foray to the games in 1912 and its first time hosting them in 1964. The story will also, according ...

Nov 26, 2016

National Stadium groundbreaking ceremony set for Dec. 11: source

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Stadium, the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will be held on Dec. 11, a Japan Sports Council source revealed Saturday. With an estimated construction time of 36 months, the stadium should be completed by November ...