Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

Jun 12, 2015

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

by Shusuke Murai

The wrestling match between the central government and Tokyo over how to handle the cost of the new stadium for the 2020 Olympics is showing no signs of cooling. A remark by sports minister Hakubun Shimomura about the possibility of creating a special law ...

Jun 12, 2015

New growth strategy contains wide-ranging promises

The government’s proposed new growth strategy contains promises of everything from robotic transportation to making it easier for companies to fire their staff. Unveiled Thursday, the text is now subject to Cabinet approval. It includes the promotion of cutting-edge robotics technology as one solution ...

Jun 9, 2015

Finnair mulls increasing flights to Japan, other countries

Finnair is considering adding one to two new international routes next year from its Helsinki hub to destinations it currently serves such as Japan, according to CEO Pekka Vauramo. The Finnish carrier currently flies to three Japanese cities — Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. Vauramo ...

Jun 7, 2015

Olympic badminton venue moving to Chofu: source

The Badminton World Federation has reached an agreement with Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers to move the badminton venue from the center of Tokyo, an informed source said Sunday. The venue, originally planned for Koto ward on the bayside, will be relocated to the city ...