Japanese garden officially unveiled in Paris

Oct 30, 2015

Japanese garden officially unveiled in Paris

A Japanese garden was officially opened this week in the grounds of Domaine de la Celle Saint-Cloud in Paris, the castle used by the French Foreign Ministry as a guesthouse. The garden’s completion marks an integration of Japanese and French cultures, French Foreign Minister ...

Masuzoe advises Paris on bid for 2024 Olympics

Oct 29, 2015

Masuzoe advises Paris on bid for 2024 Olympics

Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Olympics is more likely to be successful if the city can present plans to effectively use its various sports facilities, visiting Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe has said. Masuzoe made the comment during a joint news conference Wednesday with ...

Mayors of Tokyo, London sign city friendship agreement

Oct 14, 2015

Mayors of Tokyo, London sign city friendship agreement

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe and London Mayor Boris Johnson signed a friendship agreement between their cities on Wednesday. Under the pact, Tokyo and London will deepen cooperation in six fields, including culture and tourism. They will consult each other on two major sports tournaments, ...

Jul 22, 2015

Tokyo Gov. Masuzoe demands transparency in stadium budget rethink

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe demanded Wednesday that the central government immediately disclose necessary information as it looks to start from scratch on the new National Stadium project. Masuzoe issued the demand during talks with Toshiaki Endo, minister for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic ...

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

Jun 12, 2015

Residents must have stadium say: Masuzoe

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The wrestling match between the central government and Tokyo over how to handle the cost of the new stadium for the 2020 Olympics is showing no signs of cooling. A remark by sports minister Hakubun Shimomura about the possibility of creating a special law ...

Mar 31, 2015

Tokyo governor to undergo hip surgery

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said Tuesday he will check into a hospital Wednesday to undergo hip joint surgery and stay there for a month. Masuzoe told a news conference that after a chronic backache worsened, he was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in his left hip. ...