Which stadium is best for Tokyo 2020?

Jun 6, 2014

Which stadium is best for Tokyo 2020?

by Elaine Kurtenbach

As Tokyo prepares to demolish the half-century old stadium that hosted the first Olympics in Asia, debate is raging over whether the colossal, futuristic replacement planned for the 2020 Games will help revitalize the capital or indelibly mar it. Tokyo, the frenetic center of ...

Mori eyes ¥1 trillion in projects ahead of Games

Jun 4, 2014

Mori eyes ¥1 trillion in projects ahead of Games

Mori Building Co., Japan’s largest closely held developer, is planning projects in central Tokyo worth an estimated ¥1 trillion with its partners, as the city prepares for the Olympic Games in 2020. Mori is opening Tokyo’s second-tallest building next week, and plans to develop ...

Foreign labor key to Olympic gold

May 28, 2014

Foreign labor key to Olympic gold

by Masaaki Iwamoto

At a construction site in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, worker Fan Xiuyu says he’s too busy to miss the wife and 6-year-old child he left behind in China. “I came to Japan to make money and learn advanced construction techniques,” said Fan, 29, a native ...

May 25, 2014

Tokyo Olympics turning into big party for scammers

The Consumer Affairs Agency is urging people to beware a growing number of investment scams capitalizing on the hoopla over the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The agency warned that more consumers are being deceived by such pitches as, “Why not buy bonds for the construction ...

Momentum to permit casinos rising

Apr 15, 2014

Momentum to permit casinos rising

Momentum is gathering pace for the lifting of a ban on casinos, prompting local governments and private businesses to step up preparations to host them. While Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore are widely known for huge casinos, or facilities that house and accommodate roulette ...

Mar 26, 2014

Games organizing board takes shape

by Masaaki Kameda

The executive board of the organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics appointed six vice presidents Wednesday, including Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda and Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda. All 34 of the board’s members, who have been appointed over the past ...