Negative impact of 1964 Olympics profound

Oct 24, 2014

Negative impact of 1964 Olympics profound

by Robert Whiting

The 1964 Tokyo Olympics had a profound impact on the capital city and the nation. In the final installment of a five-part series running this month, best-selling author Robert Whiting, who lived in Japan at the time, focuses on the environmental and human impact ...

Limits on casino entry for Japanese mulled to pass legalization bill

Oct 16, 2014

Limits on casino entry for Japanese mulled to pass legalization bill

Pro-casino lawmakers have agreed to consider putting limits on the ability of Japanese to patronize gambling establishments, bowing to pressure from opponents who have threatened to block a legalization bill unless it addresses issues such as gambling addiction. Such a revision would boost chances ...

Sato shines as role model

Oct 4, 2014

Sato shines as role model

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With her clumsy but emotional and breathtaking presentation at the IOC Session in Buenos Aires for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid in September 2013, Mami Sato became a household name in Japan. Sato stepped to the podium to lead off Tokyo’s bid ...

Sep 26, 2014

Japan, Britain tourism bodies sign cooperation accord

The Japan National Tourism Organization and its British counterpart, VisitBritain, concluded an agreement Friday to promote exchanges between the two countries, the JNTO said. At the signing ceremony in Tokyo, VisitBritain head Christopher Rodrigues said his organization plans to share Britain’s successful experience in ...