IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

Jun 30, 2015

IOC wants stadium plan finalized by end of July

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has asked Japan’s organizing committee to finalize the main stadium plan for the 2020 Summer Games before the IOC meets in late July, Toshiaki Endo, the Cabinet minister in charge of hosting the Olympics, revealed Tuesday. Endo, who ...

Jun 29, 2015

¥252 billion price tag for National Stadium confirmed

The central government said Monday it expects the overall cost of building the new National Stadium to reach ¥252 billion, some ¥90 billion more than the initial projection. Construction of the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games is slated to begin in ...

Jun 27, 2015

University autonomy under fire

Education minister Hakubun Shimomura and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are moving dangerously close to trampling on the academic independence of universities.

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

Jun 12, 2015

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

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The wrestling match between the central government and Tokyo over how to handle the cost of the new stadium for the 2020 Olympics is showing no signs of cooling. A remark by sports minister Hakubun Shimomura about the possibility of creating a special law ...