Tokyo wants people to go to work earlier to ease train crush

Business Jul 18, 2018

Tokyo wants people to go to work earlier to ease train crush

Being pushed onto already jam-packed trains during Tokyo rush hour is never a pleasant commuter experience. It only gets worse during the humid summer months. That's why Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has launched the Jisa Biz campaign to combat train overcrowding in the run-up to ...

Tokyo 2020 marathon route unveiled

Olympics / Summer Olympics May 31, 2018

Tokyo 2020 marathon route unveiled

The marathon and race walking courses for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will start and finish at New National Stadium and take competitors on a scenic tour of iconic city landmarks, organizers said Thursday. The organizing committee said the marathon course showcases the ...

Japan returns to work after New Year's holidays

Business Jan 4, 2018

Japan returns to work after New Year's holidays

Japan returned to work on Thursday after New Year's holidays, with politicians and corporate managers vowing to overcome challenges and people hoping for a better year. The government expects the Japanese economy to grow in fiscal 2018 at a faster pace than previously projected, and ...