Tokyo decorated to mark one year to go before Olympic Games

Business Jul 23, 2019

Tokyo decorated to mark one year to go before Olympic Games

Organizers and official partners of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games put up decorations in parts of the city and held events at Haneda airport Tuesday, one day before Japan starts the one-year countdown to the opening of the games. In a project dubbed "Nihonbashi ...

Organizers to build recovery monuments for disaster-hit areas

Olympics Jul 17, 2019

Organizers to build recovery monuments for disaster-hit areas

The Tokyo Games organizing committee said Wednesday it will oversee construction of three Olympic monuments made out of materials recycled from temporary housing provided in the wake of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Tokyo 2020 Recovery Monument project is the latest effort ...

More firms to offer telework to ease traffic jams during 2020 Games

National Jul 14, 2019

More firms to offer telework to ease traffic jams during 2020 Games

Japanese companies are stepping up efforts to reduce traffic congestion during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, with some planning to offer telework and others reducing logistics operations. More than 50,000 employees of Fujitsu Ltd.'s group companies and 34,000 workers of NEC Corp. will take ...

More Sports Jul 14, 2019

Saudi sports official hugged female worker at Tokyo hotel: sources

A sports official from Saudi Arabia, in Tokyo for an archery test event ahead of next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, made unwanted advances toward a woman working at the Saudi team's Tokyo hotel, sources knowledgeable about the allegation said Saturday. According to the sources, ...