IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

Aug 26, 2015

IOC tells Japan to have new stadium ready by January 2020

A top International Olympic Committee official urged Japan on Tuesday to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo’s new National Stadium so that the facility is complete by January 2020, but the minister in charge of the games cautioned this may not be possible. ...

Aug 23, 2015

Government eyes keeping Olympic stadium costs below ¥160 billion

The government is seeking to keep construction costs of the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics below ¥160 billion, after scrapping the initial design because cost estimates had snowballed to ¥252 billion, government sources said Saturday. But the envisioned ceiling, which is ...

Aug 22, 2015

Industry ministry to seek ¥116 billion to promote innovation

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to request ¥116.6 billion for projects to promote innovation under the government’s fiscal 2016 budget, more than 2½ times the amount earmarked under the 2015 budget, it was learned Friday. Among such projects are those to ...

Aug 15, 2015

Japan backs guidelines for new National Stadium

Japan has approved guidelines for its new Olympic stadium, vowing to build an “athlete’s first” venue as cheaply as possible and complete it by March 2020, a year later than planned, but without including any cost estimates or limits. Japan scrapped its original plan ...

Going for gold in the stadium blame game

| Aug 1, 2015

Going for gold in the stadium blame game

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Yoshiro Mori, former rugby player and prime minister, and current head of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ organizing committee, is not a man of few words. When the current prime minister, Shinzo Abe, took it upon himself to discard the design for the new National ...