Category Archives: 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo’s National Stadium hosts final sports event

    TOKYO — Tokyo’s National Stadium, the centerpiece of the 1964 Summer Olympics, hosted its final sporting event on Sunday before it is demolished to make way for a…

Tokyo Gov. Masuzoe gets Olympic tips from Beijing

Tokyo Gov. Masuzoe gets Olympic tips from Beijing

BEIJING – Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe on Friday got some tips about hosting the summer Olympics from Beijing after the leaders of the capitals of Asia’s two biggest economies decided…

Hanyu determined to build on success of Sochi

Yuzuru Hanyu has barely had time to dwell on the Olympic and world titles he won in the first quarter of 2014, yet he’s already thinking about how to improve…

Visa waivers in works for Indonesians, Filipinos, Vietnamese

Japan might grant visa waivers to tourists from Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam when it revises its tourism action plan in June, government sources said Monday. The initiative, backed by…

Skateboarding in the 2020 Olympics? Tony Hawk thinks so.

Skateboarding in the 2020 Olympics? Tony Hawk thinks so.

  Fresh off cruelly toying with the emotions of millennials with his hoverboard hoax, Tony Hawk is back in the news with a bold prediction that skateboarding will be on…

Nadeshiko Japan, U.S. draw in Algarve opener

PARCHAL, PORTUGAL – Nadeshiko Japan failed to avenge their loss to the United States in the 2012 London Olympic gold medal match, but did manage to draw the world’s top…

Japan beats new Zealand 4-2 in football friendly, last match at Tokyo Stadium before renovation

Japan beats new Zealand 4-2 in football friendly, last match at Tokyo Stadium before renovation

Japan and Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored his first international goal in six months as the Samurai Blue downed a listless New Zealand in a football friendly match on…

Andaz scales new heights in Tokyo

Andaz scales new heights in Tokyo

Hyatt’s Andaz brand is targeting high-end event and incentive planners seeking to take their groups to the highest point in one of Tokyo’s most ambitious development projects. Andaz Tokyo, with…

Organisers of future Paralympics heading to Sochi for fact-finding mission

More than 170 delegates will travel to Sochi for a fact-finding mission as part of the Observers Programme ©Getty Images February 28 – Organisers of future Paralympic Games are preparing…

MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Discusses the Ability of Integrated Resorts In Japan to Accelerate International Travel

TOKYO – Chairman & CEO of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) believes international tourism and travel to Japan could surpass government projections if a comprehensive Integrated Resort strategy is implemented…