Feature: Language Schools To Help Athletes Prepare For 2020 Games

FEATURE: Language schools to help athletes prepare for 2020 Games

Language schools in Japan are tying up with sports associations to help improve the English skills of Japanese athletes in the lead up to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The push is aimed at overcoming concern about athletes' struggles to communicate in English during international competitions, while the schools see it as an opportunity to tap into a new market and revenue stream.

Some Japanese Firms Way Ahead In Making 'no Smoking' The Norm Before 2020

Some Japanese firms way ahead in making 'no smoking' the norm before 2020In preparation for Japan's hosting of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Summer Olympics, the government has set out to beef up measures to curb the public's exposure to secondhand smoke.
Last October, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare proposed that workplaces be non-smoking as a general rule, while allowing for smoking rooms.

Radar Aims For Fast Rain Forecasts For 2020 Games

Radar aims for fast rain forecasts for 2020 GamesA team of researchers led by such entities as the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Toshiba Corp. and Osaka University will conduct demonstrations to test a radar system that can forecast localized heavy rain in the Tokyo metropolitan area 20 minutes before the rainfall begins.

Local Karate Team Looking To Head To Train For 2020 Olympics

Local karate team looking to head to train for 2020 OlympicsEight young members from Carolina Family Karate in Columbia will have a chance of a lifetime as they head to Lake Placid, New York.
The eight youth will head to the Olympic Training Center to train with America’s first WKF Traditional World Karate Champion Tokey Hill February 16-20.

Survey Measures Heat Stress For 2020 Tokyo Games

Survey measures heat stress for 2020 Tokyo GamesA survey of 3 venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has found they will be too hot for vigorous exercise during the summer months.
The intense heat of the Japanese summer is a major issue for the Tokyo Games as they will be held at the hottest time of the year between July 24th and September 6th.

Infiniti To Launch Electric Sports Car By 2020

Infiniti To Launch Electric Sports Car By 2020Infiniti is planning to release an all-electric sports car by 2020 and has already started testing prototypes.
While speaking with Autocar, Infiniti boss Roland Krueger confirmed that he had driven a prototype of the performance EV and that it was “very good.” Additionally, he said that the model will retain the automaker’s focus on performance and handling and that it will offer “a unique Infiniti driving experience.”

2020 Olympic Golf Venue Feeling Pressure To Drop Men-only Membership Rule

2020 Olympic golf venue feeling pressure to drop men-only membership ruleThe golf club chosen as a host venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has suggested it will allow women to join as full members "sometime in the future," after Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike expressed "discomfort" at the club's men-only policy.
"An era when we make women full members is coming sometime in the future," a Kasumigaseki Country Club representative said after Koike suggested the male-only membership rule was out of touch with the 21st century. Some observers have expressed hope that the club will open its regular roster to women as the Olympic Games approach.

Shimizu Eyes Karate’s Debut At 2020 Tokyo Games

Shimizu eyes karate’s debut at 2020 Tokyo GamesWith karate added to the Olympic program for the 2020 Tokyo Games, world champion Kiyo Shimizu watched the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a different perspective than usual.
“As I was watching, I was asking myself what would I be feeling if I were on the Olympic stage. I thought, do Olympic athletes care about such and such? It became a good learning experience,” Shimizu said.

Don't Expect An All-new Subaru Wrx Until 2020

Don't expect an all-new Subaru WRX until 2020Despite Subaru completely overhauling the Impreza for 2017, it appears the WRX will stick around on its current platform for another few years. That's the word from Motoring in Australia, who spoke with an senior engineer from Subaru about a WRX replacement. For those that can't wait, the good news is that a WRX refresh is coming for 2018, which should carry the car for another few years.

Ioc Approves Venues For 5 New Sports In 2020 Tokyo Games

IOC approves venues for 5 new sports in 2020 Tokyo GamesYokohama Stadium will host the baseball and softball competition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Yokohama was among the venues approved Wednesday by the IOC executive board for the five new sports on the Tokyo program, along with karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.

Haneda Airport To Undergo Large-scale Renovation Ahead Of Tokyo 2020

Haneda airport to undergo large-scale renovation ahead of Tokyo 2020Tokyo's Haneda airport will undergo a large-scale renovation in response to an expected surge in flight numbers ahead of Tokyo's hosting of the Olympics and Paralympics in the summer of 2020, officials at the transport ministry said.
The airport's Terminal 2, which is currently used mainly for domestic flights by All Nippon Airways, will be renewed to include immigration, customs and quarantine facilities to accommodate international travelers.