Apr 28, 2017

Environmentalists question Tokyo's Olympic timber sustainability practices

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee’s code for sustainable procurement of timber used in Games venues allows contractors to use materials from questionable sources, a representative of the environmental group Rainforest Action Network said Thursday. The Sustainable Sourcing Code for Timber provided a “huge compromise ...

Nov 16, 2016

Automated driving systems to be tested on Tokyo roads from 2017

The government will test automated driving systems on public roads and highways in Tokyo between 2017 and 2019 in hopes of accelerating commercialization of the technology ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, according to the Cabinet Office. The government will invite foreign automakers to ...