Tokyo Olympic torch relay tasked with uniting disaster-hit regions

Apr 21, 2017

Tokyo Olympic torch relay tasked with uniting disaster-hit regions

With the 2020 Tokyo Games dubbed the Olympics to help reconstruct disaster-hit regions, torch relay organizers are tasked with providing a genuine sense of involvement for people still finding their way back to normality. Starting discussions in February, organizers decided the best way to ...

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 ...

Future Suica card system to facilitate inbound tourism in Japan

Apr 5, 2017

Future Suica card system to facilitate inbound tourism in Japan

Foreign tourists will be able to use Suica travel cards to check in at hotels and purchase tax-free goods under a new system developed by the government and private-sector firms. The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry hopes to put the system it developed with ...