Apr 28, 2017

Environmentalists question Tokyo's Olympic timber sustainability practices

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee’s code for sustainable procurement of timber used in Games venues allows contractors to use materials from questionable sources, a representative of the environmental group Rainforest Action Network said Thursday.The Sustainable Sourcing Code for Timber provided a “huge compromise in ...

Apr 21, 2017

Rainforest wood breaches Tokyo green Olympic vow, activists say

Activist groups called for an independent investigation into the use of wood possibly originating from Malaysian forests for the construction of Tokyo’s Olympic stadium, saying it is a “significant breach” of the city’s commitment to a sustainable 2020 Games.The seven groups, which include Rainforest ...

Crown Prince inspects flood control tunnel in Malaysian capital

Apr 16, 2017

Crown Prince inspects flood control tunnel in Malaysian capital

Crown Prince Naruhito, on an official visit to Malaysia, inspected a flood control tunnel in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.Built underneath a highway, the 9.7-km (6-mile) Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART Tunnel) has three layers — two upper layers for expressways and one for ...

Malaysia-bound Crown Prince calls overseas trips 'important task'

Apr 12, 2017

Malaysia-bound Crown Prince calls overseas trips 'important task'

Crown Prince Naruhito has described official overseas trips by the Imperial family as an important task and opportunity to promote friendly relations with other countries.Speaking ahead of his first visit to Malaysia on Thursday, the Crown Prince said, “It is a very good opportunity ...