• Kyodo


The Abe government set out Tuesday how it will tackle building the new National Stadium after scrapping plans widely derided as extravagant and costly.

Construction will start on the new centerpiece for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in January or February, education and sports minister Hakubun Shimomura said.

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