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Jun 12, 2018

Tokyo 2020 organizers plan to cap ticket prices at ¥300,000

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games plans to cap ticket prices at ¥300,000 ($2,720) while setting a minimum ticket price of ¥2,000 ($18), sources familiar with the matter said late Monday evening. According to the sources, the highest-priced tickets are ...

Japan aims to launch self-driving vehicle services by 2020

/ Jun 4, 2018

Japan aims to launch self-driving vehicle services by 2020

Japan is aiming to launch self-driving vehicle services on public roads by 2020 when Tokyo hosts the Olympics and Paralympics, according to a draft growth strategy presented Monday. The government set a goal of increasing the number of locations where such services are available to ...

Kensuke Iwabuchi named Japan's rugby sevens national team coach

May 22, 2018

Kensuke Iwabuchi named Japan's rugby sevens national team coach

Kensuke Iwabuchi, the director of high performance for the national sevens teams, was named new head coach for the men's side, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Monday. The 42-year-old Iwabuchi will take over the job from Damian Karauna, whose contract expires at the end ...