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 ...