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 ...

Tokyo wants people to go to work earlier to ease train crush

Business Jul 18, 2018

Tokyo wants people to go to work earlier to ease train crush

Being pushed onto already jam-packed trains during Tokyo rush hour is never a pleasant commuter experience. It only gets worse during the humid summer months. That's why Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has launched the Jisa Biz campaign to combat train overcrowding in the run-up to ...

Shibuya readies for Halloween party throngs

National Oct 27, 2016

Shibuya readies for Halloween party throngs

by Daisuke Kikuchi

To avoid turmoil near JR Shibuya Station when it is flooded with partygoers over Halloween, the Metropolitan Police Department will for the first time dedicate two nearby streets to pedestrians only from Friday through Monday, depending on traffic conditions. Roughly 90 events will be held ...