Tag - national-stadium



Japan's national women's soccer team, Nadeshiko Japan, trains in Chiba on Feb. 13.
Feb 20, 2024
Japan heads to Saudi Arabia for Olympic qualifier against N. Korea
The game against North Korea was initially scheduled to be held in Pyongyang.
J. League first-division soccer players attend a promotional event in Tokyo on Monday, four days before the season begins.
SOCCER / J. League
Feb 20, 2024
J. League players gather ahead of season's start
The number of J1 clubs has increased from last season's 18.
Japan Times
Dec 28, 2022
Public may pay ¥1 billion a year for National Stadium after partial privatization
The liability is outlined under a new policy concerning the private operation of the stadium, which served as the main athletics venue at last year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Japan Times
May 28, 2022
Billed as an important Olympics legacy venue, Tokyo's National Stadium is becoming a burden
The stadium was originally planned to be privatized after the Olympics to reduce the cost to taxpayers, but that project has fallen far behind schedule.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League / From the Spot
May 4, 2022
Friday night spectacle shows National Stadium's potential as FC Tokyo's home
The rebuilt National Stadium provided the kind of atmosphere that the J. Leagueu2019s biggest fixtures have often lacked.
Japan Times
Oct 3, 2021
Japan bidding to host 2025 World Athletics Championships
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe has repeatedly stated his desire to see Tokyo's National Stadium showcase the event.
Japan Times
Aug 13, 2021
Kengo Kuma on the future of urban architecture … and cats
The architectu2019s first major solo exhibition showcases 74 public spaces and facilities, and an installation featuring CGI cats that reveals a deeper contemplation of urban landscapes.
Japan Times
Aug 3, 2021
A track built for speed is already producing records at the Tokyo Games
The springy surface at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo has been compared to a trampoline. u201cYou can feel the bounce,u201d one runner said.
Japan Times
Jul 15, 2021
When Tokyo unveiled its modernity to the world at the 1964 Olympics
The games confirmed Japanu2019s postwar re-integration into the international fold, but also served as a symbol of its modernization.
Japan Times
Nov 9, 2020
Top League moves big-name season opener to National Stadium
The Japan Rugby Top League announced Monday it will go back to the future by moving its Jan. 16 season opener to the National Stadium, the centerpiece of the postponed Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
Aug 22, 2020
Japan's Olympic hopefuls gear up for Seiko Golden Grand Prix
The event will be the first time for many of the host nation's elite track and field athletes to compete at the new National Stadium.
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2020
Criticism builds over Sagan Tosu’s handling of coronavirus cluster
While President Minoru Takehara said the cluster u201ccould have happened at any club,u201d media outlets have raised concern over Saganu2019s handling of the outbreak.
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2020
Survey finds most Japanese do not want to attend live Olympic or Paralympic events
Fewer than 40 percent of Japanese want to watch live Tokyo Olympic or Paralympic events at venues, a recent poll found.
Japan Times
SOCCER / From the Spot
Jan 8, 2020
National Stadium less than sum of its parts
The new National Stadium is open for business, having survived a December opening gala featuring J-pop icons Arashi and the 2019 Emperor's Cup final with a number of online grumbles but few out-and-out disasters.
Japan Times
JAPAN / New Year's Special
Jan 2, 2020
Can Tokyo's soft power push ensure a positive Olympic legacy?
When the capital hosted the Olympic Games over half a century ago, it was heralded as a symbol of Japan's postwar recovery. This time around, Tokyo appears keen on trading brick and mortar for hearts and minds.
Japan Times
Jan 1, 2020
Vissel rings in new year with first-ever Emperor's Cup title
A new year, a new decade, a new stadium and a new champion.
Japan Times
Dec 21, 2019
Sports, cultural events combine to provide spirited public unveiling of new National Stadium
The brand-new National Stadium, which will be the main venue for next summer's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, was introduced to the general public on Saturday for the first time since construction was completed late last month.
Japan Times
Dec 15, 2019
National Stadium ready for Olympics
The newly built National Stadium, which will serve as the main venue for next summer's Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, was unveiled on Sunday.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2019
New National Stadium declared finished nearly eight months ahead of Tokyo Olympics
The new National Stadium was officially completed on Saturday when the centerpiece for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics was handed over to its owner and operator, the Japan Sport Council.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 3, 2019
Arashi to hold two concerts at the new National Stadium in lead-up to Tokyo Games
Popular boy band Arashi, which announced it was going on hiatus at the end of next year, said Sunday it will hold two concerts at the new National Stadium in May, as part of scheduled events aimed at uplifting the mood for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves