National Aug 30, 2015

Abe moves to ease World Rugby's fears over 2019 World Cup in Japan

With World Rugby starting to publicly question Japan's ability to host the Rugby World Cup in 2019, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a letter to the sport's governing body expressing the government's continued support for the tournament. "We received word from World Rugby that ...

National Stadium plan hit as too grandiose

Reference | FYI Nov 25, 2013

National Stadium plan hit as too grandiose

by Masaaki Kameda

The new National Stadium planned for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has come under the spotlight due to its huge size and massive costs, and for a design critics say doesn't fit in with its surroundings. Following are questions and answers regarding construction of the new ...

Critics say Olympic stadium is too big

National Oct 17, 2013

Critics say Olympic stadium is too big

by Masaaki Kameda

A famed Japanese architect's criticism of the futuristic-looking national stadium planned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is being shared by an increasing number of people who say it's too big and doesn't match the surrounding environment. In the August issue of an architecture journal, Pritzker ...