Foreign visitors to Japan tipped to reach 24 million in 2016

Nov 17, 2016

Foreign visitors to Japan tipped to reach 24 million in 2016

The number of visitors to Japan is expected to reach a record high of around 24 million in 2016, Akihiko Tamura, chief of the Japan Tourism Agency, said. The strong estimate, released Wednesday, reflects increases in international flights to Japan, including those run by ...

NHK to air yearlong Olympics drama in lead-up to 2020 Tokyo Games

Nov 16, 2016

NHK to air yearlong Olympics drama in lead-up to 2020 Tokyo Games

NHK’s popular yearlong period drama series for 2019 will focus on Japan’s involvement in the Olympic movement, a year before Tokyo hosts the summer games, the public broadcaster said Wednesday. Specifically, the drama will depict how Japan participated in the Olympics for the first ...

Nov 15, 2016

Dentsu rides wave of solid earnings connected to Rio Olympics

Advertising giant Dentsu Inc. reported solid group earnings Monday for the January to September period due to brisk ad revenue on the back of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics this summer. Although a simple year-on-year comparison is difficult as Dentsu has changed ...

Yoshida undecided on future plans for competition

Nov 1, 2016

Yoshida undecided on future plans for competition

Three-time Olympic women’s freestyle champion Saori Yoshida suggested Tuesday that she may not take part at the wrestling world championships in Paris next August. “I have given it no thought at all,” said Yoshida, who has won the world title at 53 kg (formerly ...

Koike's expert panel details Olympic venue cost options

Nov 1, 2016

Koike's expert panel details Olympic venue cost options

A Tokyo Metropolitan Government panel reviewing the cost of Olympic venues has proposed downgrading the expensive rowing and canoeing site to temporary quality or moving the events to an existing site in northern Japan. The panel of outside experts, in a final report submitted ...