Apr 21, 2017

Rainforest wood breaches Tokyo green Olympic vow, activists say

Activist groups called for an independent investigation into the use of wood possibly originating from Malaysian forests for the construction of Tokyo's Olympic stadium, saying it is a "significant breach" of the city's commitment to a sustainable 2020 Games. The seven groups, which include Rainforest ...

Nov 26, 2016

National Stadium groundbreaking ceremony set for Dec. 11: source

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new National Stadium, the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will be held on Dec. 11, a Japan Sports Council source revealed Saturday. With an estimated construction time of 36 months, the stadium should be completed by November 2019. ...

Tributes follow death of architect Zaha Hadid

Apr 1, 2016

Tributes follow death of architect Zaha Hadid

The announcement of the death of internationally renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, whose works included the controversial original design for the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics — later scrapped by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe — came as a shock to ...