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No overseas onlookers for Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympics without foreign fans

The Five Parties (the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), the Organising Committee Tokyo 2020 and the Government of Japan) met in the hybrid mode on March 20th, 2021 and arrived at a decision not to allow... » Read more


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


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


Panasonic equips Japan stadium with paraphernalia

Panasonic and Japan National Stadium

The Japanese multinational electronic corporation Panasonic Corporation has furnished the multi-use New National Stadium which opened in December last year in Tokyo with a wide range of accessories. The accoutrements are key to stadium operation and comprises large screen displays and audio systems... » Read more


Tokyo to build new football stadium in Shibuya

Tokyo Shibuya Stadium

Tokyo’s major commercial and business centre will soon get a new football stadium called Scramble Stadium Shibuya, according to an announcement by Future Design Shibuya. The proposed stadium will be built on the redeveloped Yoyogi Park site, with a capacity of approximately 40,000 seats. The... » Read more


Tokyo 2020 Olympics to use facial recognition for security

Tokyo 2020 facial recognition

Tokyo 2020 will be the first Olympics to use facial recognition technology to increase security around all venues, the organizers have announced, according to a Reuters report. Games organizers have linked up with Japanese telecommunications and information technology giant NEC to develop the... » Read more


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