Nov 26, 2016

National Stadium groundbreaking ceremony set for Dec. 11: source

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Stadium, the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will be held on Dec. 11, a Japan Sports Council source revealed Saturday. With an estimated construction time of 36 months, the stadium should be completed by November ...

Tokyo votes to elect new governor after scandals

Jul 31, 2016

Tokyo votes to elect new governor after scandals

Tokyo residents were voting Sunday for a new governor, who will have to manage problem-plagued preparations for the 2020 Olympics after financial scandals forced the last two incumbents to quit. The major challenge facing the winner is managing the run-up to Tokyo’s troubled hosting ...

Tributes follow death of architect Zaha Hadid

Apr 1, 2016

Tributes follow death of architect Zaha Hadid

The announcement of the death of internationally renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, whose works included the controversial original design for the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics — later scrapped by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — came as a shock to ...

Feb 19, 2016

Japan to put more lottery revenue toward Olympic stadium cost

The Cabinet on Friday formalized a bill to allocate more revenue from sales of the nation’s “toto” sports promotion lottery toward the costs of building the new ¥149 billion National Stadium. The bill will revise the law on the business of the Japan Sport ...