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 ...

Jan 14, 2016

Japan eyes recycled medals for Tokyo Games

Tokyo 2020 organizers on Thursday advocated making their Olympic medals out of recycled metals in an effort to give an environmentally sustainable hue to the games. Members of a task force in charge of drawing up a “legacy plan” for the event are advocating ...