Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo to open to public on Saturday

National Sep 12, 2019

Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo to open to public on Saturday

An opening ceremony was held Thursday for the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo, which aims to showcase the history and significance of the games in the buildup to the 2020 Tokyo Games. The museum, which opens to the public Saturday, will also feature exhibitions displaying ...

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino plans to marry singer-songwriter miwa

National Sep 1, 2019

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino plans to marry singer-songwriter miwa

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino, winner of the men's 400-meter individual medley at the Rio Olympics, will marry singer-songwriter miwa, possibly this autumn, people familiar with the matter said Sunday. The couple, who met through TV work in October 2016, are expecting a baby this winter, ...

Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Business Aug 23, 2019

Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

When athletes and organizers descend on Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games they'll be ferried around in autonomous cars, while torch relay runners will be accompanied by vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence. Robots will ferry javelins and hammers. All told, Toyota Motor Corp. will provide ...

Olympics Aug 19, 2019

Second domestic lottery for Olympic tickets closes

The second-chance domestic lottery for tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games closed at noon on Monday for some 4.16 million residents of Japan who came up empty-handed in the initial draw. Results will be announced on Sept. 11 for the winners of over 68,000 ...