Ministry to direct railways to let electric scooters onboard

Sep 16, 2016

Ministry to direct railways to let electric scooters onboard

The transport ministry plans to instruct railways to revise a regulation so that seniors and people with disabilities can bring their electric scooters onto trains, ahead of the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020. According to the revision, only those who have purchased or borrowed ...

Sep 10, 2016

Japan develops numbering system for expressway system

A transport ministry panel has drafted a numbering system for the Japanese expressway system so even foreign drivers will be able to understand it. The ministry plans to introduce the system ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after soliciting public opinion. Under the system, ...

Wrestling icon Yoshida wants to compete at 2020 Tokyo Games

Sep 1, 2016

Wrestling icon Yoshida wants to compete at 2020 Tokyo Games

Three-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida expressed her desire to make another appearance in freestyle wrestling in four years when the Olympics come to Japan. Yoshida, who succumbed to American Helen Maroulis in a shock women’s freestyle 53-kg final defeat, missed the chance to join ...

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 ...