Jul 23, 2014

Tokyo governor hopes to help mend Japan-South Korea ties

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe told Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon on Wednesday that he hopes to promote dialogue and cooperation with the South Korean capital to help improve their countries’ ties, soured over territorial and historical disputes. “We would like to build on today’s first ...

Jun 13, 2014

Masuzoe briefs IOC president on venue review

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe met International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Friday to explain his plan to review venues planned for the 2020 Olympics. “President Bach told us to have better contact with each international sports federation,” Masuzoe told reporters at a Tokyo ...

May 30, 2014

Tokyo panel to boost transport system links

by Masaaki Kameda

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government set up a panel Friday to come up with a plan to improve coordination among the capital’s train, bus and subway systems. “(Tokyo) has a highly condensed and safe transportation system, unlike any other in the world. But each transportation ...

APEC summit eyed to repair China ties

Apr 28, 2014

APEC summit eyed to repair China ties

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recognizes that the Pacific Rim leaders’ meeting later this year in Beijing will present an opportunity to improve strained relations with China, Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said Monday. “I told him we should consider APEC as one possible target,” Masuzoe, ...

Tokyo Gov. Masuzoe gets Olympic tips from Beijing

Apr 25, 2014

Tokyo Gov. Masuzoe gets Olympic tips from Beijing

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe on Friday got some tips about hosting the summer Olympics from Beijing after the leaders of the capitals of Asia’s two biggest economies decided to boost cooperation despite political tensions between their central governments. Masuzoe, the first Tokyo governor to ...