Regional governments vie to host pre-2020 Games training camps

Aug 27, 2015

Regional governments vie to host pre-2020 Games training camps

The 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are not all about Tokyo. Regional governments across Japan are campaigning to host camps for athletes from participating countries, with one highlighting a wide variety of seasonal foods and another playing up its sports facilities. Their hope is ...

IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

Aug 26, 2015

IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

A top International Olympic Committee official urged Japan on Tuesday to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo’s new National Stadium so that the facility is complete by January 2020, but the minister in charge of the games cautioned this may not be possible. ...

Aug 23, 2015

Government eyes keeping Olympic stadium costs below ¥160 billion

The government is seeking to keep construction costs of the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics below ¥160 billion, after scrapping the initial design because cost estimates had snowballed to ¥252 billion, government sources said Saturday. But the envisioned ceiling, which is ...

Aug 22, 2015

Industry ministry to seek ¥116 billion to promote innovation

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to request ¥116.6 billion for projects to promote innovation under the government’s fiscal 2016 budget, more than 2½ times the amount earmarked under the 2015 budget, it was learned Friday. Among such projects are those to ...