Business Sep 10, 2020

Major Japanese beer makers' sales down in August

Four major Japanese beer makers separately said Thursday that their sales of beer and quasi-beer products in August fell from a year earlier, against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. Sales in volume terms were down 18 percent at Sapporo Breweries Ltd., 12 percent at ...

National Jun 16, 2020

Sapporo Snow Festival to be scaled down in 2021 due to pandemic

The annual snow festival held in Sapporo in February will be scaled down next year with the sculpting of large-scale ice statues canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Tuesday. Getting support from sponsor companies to create the massive sculptures, a highlight of ...

Sapporo to remain as Olympic venue for marathons, race walks

Olympics Apr 3, 2020

Sapporo to remain as Olympic venue for marathons, race walks

Kit McConnell, the International Olympic Committee's sports director, said Thursday he anticipates the marathon and race walking events will remain in Sapporo next year for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which have been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on a conference call, ...