Mobile industry tiptoes toward 5G

Business / Tech Mar 3, 2015

Mobile industry tiptoes toward 5G

Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020. But first they'll have to decide what 5G needs ...

Editorials Jan 14, 2015

Avoid undue toll on athletes

Venue changes aimed at reducing the ballooning costs of the 2020 Olympic Games should be made in a manner that does not take an undo toll on the athletes.

Looking back to 1964 as Japan envisions 2020

Art Oct 30, 2014

Looking back to 1964 as Japan envisions 2020

by John L. Tran

"In Yedo, nothing is so common as to hear the citizens lament the times that have only just come to an end." So ran one editorial of "The Far East," an English-language periodical published in Japan in the 1870s. A contemporary echo of this sentiment ...

Business Aug 12, 2014

Mori Building sells debt to fund projects in run-up to Olympics

Mori Building Co. sold its longest bond ever as Japan's biggest closely held developer plans ¥1 trillion ($9.8 billion) in projects in the decade that will include the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The company, whose Roppongi Hills complex houses Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Apple Inc., ...

Moves afoot to restore Nihonbashi Bridge district

National Jul 20, 2014

Moves afoot to restore Nihonbashi Bridge district

by Yuzo Suwa

Citizens' movements are underway to restore scenery around Tokyo's Nihonbashi Bridge that was lost when an expressway was built over it 50 years ago in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. The beautiful Renaissance-style stone bridge with statues of lion and "kirin" mystical creatures came second ...

National Jul 18, 2014

Japan to set up entity to examine casino plan for 2020 Olympics

Japan plans to set up a new body to examine the idea of setting up integrated casino-based resort facilities in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, the top government spokesman said Friday. Officials from various government agencies will come together to work on the ...