Tag: Japan

Quake damage assessment of Tokyo 2020 venues

Tokyo venues assessed after earthquake

Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues are to be assessed for damage following an earthquake off the eastern coast of Japan. A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck northeastern Japan on the night of February 13th. More than 120 people have been reported injured. Japan’s Meteorological Agency believes this was an... » Read more

Fiscal bailout for COVID-crushed Tokyo Dome

Japan Tokyo Dome renovation

Tokyo-based real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan Company has emerged as a savior for the pandemic-crushed Tokyo Dome (Japan). Mitsui Fudosan will acquire Tokyo Dome with Japanese media company Yomiuri Shimbun Group. Recently, the property developer informed that it will acquire Tokyo Dome Corp.... » Read more

Tokyo 2020 postponement comes at a (price)

Japan Tokyo Olympics cost explosion

Organizers of 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games spelt out on December 4th the full extent of the cost of postponing the sporting showpieces as it was being worked out who would account for an extra JPY294bn (£2.1bn/€2.3bn/$2.8bn) required to stage the events next year. A huge price being paid as... » Read more

FIFA Club World Cup™ in Japan, not China

FIFA Club World Cup 2021 to be held in Japan

The FIFA Club World Cup™ expansion has been delayed and the 2021 chapter of the fixture will now be held in Japan. This announcement was made by the highest governing body of football recently. The FIFA Club World Cup™ is an international men’s association football competition organized by... » Read more

Yokohama Stadium pilot events a huge success

Japan Yokohama Stadium back with fans

A three-day pilot run held at Yokohama Stadium (Japan) to gauge the viability of fans returning by the horde has been a success and the Japanese authorities have welcomed the same with further pilots scheduled. The trial run took place from October 30th to November 1st (Friday to Sunday) and... » Read more

‘Tokyo Olympics will be held at all costs’

Tokyo 2021 update Sept 2020 and high costs

The Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), John Coates, has said that the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead in 2021 irrespective of the fact whether COVID-19 continues with its monstrous form or die out. Speaking to mediapersons, Coates said that the IOC was committed to... » Read more

Dena-KDDI’s ‘virtual stadium’ for fans

Japan Yokohama DeNA BayStars virtal stadium project

No jet balloons will be launched during the seventh-inning stretch or Yasuaki Jump at Yokohama Stadium in Japan amid the coronavirus pandemic which is still bleeding the world. Unless, of course, it is held in cyberspace. Yokohama Stadium is a stadium in Naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan. It opened in 1978... » Read more

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