Polluted water in Toyosu market basements to be pumped out

Dec 11, 2016

Polluted water in Toyosu market basements to be pumped out

A panel of experts examining environmental safety issues at the planned Toyosu wholesale food market in Tokyo has concluded that water accumulating in the basements of the main facilities very likely contains mercury and should be pumped out. In its third round of meetings, ...

Koike to field supporters for the Tokyo Assembly election

Dec 10, 2016

Koike to field supporters for the Tokyo Assembly election

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike indicated her intention on Saturday to field candidates from her recently established political school in next summer’s Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election. “While listening to students who wish to run in the (assembly) election, I want to back highly motivated people,” ...

Hopes of stopping Tokyo 2020 are fading

| Nov 26, 2016

Hopes of stopping Tokyo 2020 are fading

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NHK has announced that its yearlong historical drama series for 2019 will be about Japan’s involvement in the Olympic movement, focusing on the nation’s first foray to the games in 1912 and its first time hosting them in 1964. The story will also, according ...