Japan conducts cyberattack drill as part of 2020 Tokyo Games preparations

Dec 7, 2016

Japan conducts cyberattack drill as part of 2020 Tokyo Games preparations

The government conducted on Wednesday a large-scale drill to prepare for cyberattacks against infrastructure operators, such as electricity suppliers, transport firms and information and telecommunications service providers, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The annual drill, launched in 2006, was held in ...

Tokyo Olympic chiefs weigh private-sector venue funding

Dec 1, 2016

Tokyo Olympic chiefs weigh private-sector venue funding

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers are entertaining the idea that venues built for the games could be financed and run by private-sector companies. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, central government and Tokyo 2020 organizing committee have vowed to cut costs for the games, having announced a ...

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 ...