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 ...

Jan 8, 2015

Karate appeals for inclusion in Tokyo Olympics

The head of karate’s world governing body made a case on Thursday for his sport’s inclusion in the Olympic program at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Antonio Espinos, president of the World Karate Federation, told a press conference that karate, which originated in Japan was ...

Jan 7, 2015

Tokyo to rebuild state guest house in Hamarikyu Gardens

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said Tuesday the metropolitan government will rebuild Enryokan, a Western-style building in the city’s Hamarikyu Gardens which served as the nation’s state guest house in the Meiji Era. The government aims to complete construction in time for the 2020 Tokyo ...

Mori to set up team to mull 2020 event lineup

Dec 10, 2014

Mori to set up team to mull 2020 event lineup

Yoshiro Mori, the chairman of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee, indicated Tuesday he intends to set up a review board in the near future to determine how to select additional events for the Summer Games. Mori announced the plan a day after the ...