Tokyo's 47-km-long expressway loop fully opens

Mar 7, 2015

Tokyo's 47-km-long expressway loop fully opens

A 47-km-long expressway encircling central Tokyo fully opened on Saturday, some 50 years after it was planned, creating easier access to Haneda airport and potentially fewer traffic jams. The Central Circular Route is the first to fully open among three Tokyo-area ring expressways for ...

Jan 30, 2015

Seoul mayor takes positive tack ahead of Japan visit

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon expressed hope Friday that his visit to Japan starting Sunday will help promote exchanges and cooperation with Tokyo, neighboring Saitama Prefecture and Hokkaido. In an interview with a group of Japanese reporters ahead of the six-day visit, Park said that ...

NTT, Asahi become first 2020 Olympics sponsors

Jan 27, 2015

NTT, Asahi become first 2020 Olympics sponsors

Asahi Breweries Ltd. said Tuesday that it has been chosen as a “gold partner,” or a top domestic sponsor, for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Asahi will be the second company to sign a gold partner contract with the Tokyo ...

Jan 19, 2015

Tokyo charging ¥15 billion for top Olympic sponsorships

Any Japanese company still eager to become one of the top sponsors of the 2020 Olympic Games will have to cough up at least ¥15 billion (about $127.5 million) for the honor, it has been learned. The period for the “Gold Partner” sponsorship contract ...