Holding 2020 Games in August dangerous

Jun 19, 2014

Holding 2020 Games in August dangerous

by Robert Whiting

I was reading the official document submitted last fall by the Tokyo Governor’s office which represented Tokyo’s winning bid for the 2020 Olympics, the other day, and wondered what the penalty, if any, was for false advertising. The Tokyo submission, under former governor Naoki ...

IOC officials praise Tokyo's initial preparations for 2020 Olympics

Apr 4, 2014

IOC officials praise Tokyo's initial preparations for 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission is pleased with the efforts of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics organizing committee so far, Commission Chairman John Coates said Friday following a three-day visit to Tokyo. The visit represented the first working-level talks between the coordination commission, which will ...

Games organizing committee clock is ticking

| Feb 17, 2014

Games organizing committee clock is ticking

by Masaaki Kameda

With the organizing committee for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics up and running, preparations for the mega-project have commenced. The main hurdles it faces are how to amass the vast sums of money needed to stage the games and the personnel needed to run ...

Feb 15, 2014

More foreigners working in Japan

Whether it's the willingness at more workplaces to accept diversity or the nationwide worker shortage, especially in the construction industry, more foreigners are working in Japan than ever before.