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.

Parties To Discuss Cost Sharing For Tokyo Olympics

Parties to discuss cost sharing for Tokyo OlympicsParties involved in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will soon start a serious debate on how to share the huge costs of hosting the Games.

The organizing committee estimates that total could be up to 1.8 trillion yen, or about 15 billion dollars.

Race To Install Platform Doors As Need For Universal Design Grows Ahead Of Olympics

Race to install platform doors as need for universal design grows ahead of OlympicsManufacturers of platform edge doors -- installed on railway platforms to prevent people from falling onto the tracks -- are experimenting with ways to lower their costs.
At JR Hachiko Line's Haijima Station, three yellow bars that form a fence-like structure, created by Tokyo-based traffic equipment manufacturer Takamisawa Cybernetics Co., have been test run since March 2015. They have the appearance of ropes on a pro-wrestling ring, but when a train approaches the station, they rise while making beeping sounds. A 75-year-old homemaker who uses the station said, "It gives me peace of mind that I won't accidentally fall onto the tracks."

Olympics: Probe Team Says Payments Over Tokyo Bid Legitimate

Olympics: Probe team says payments over Tokyo bid legitimateAn investigative panel said Thursday the massive contracts that Tokyo signed with a Singaporean consultancy in its bid to host the 2020 Olympics were not illegal or against the ethics code of the International Olympic Committee, dismissing allegations that the payments were bribes.

Sony And Panasonic Set Sights On 2020 Olympics For 8k Tvs

Sony And Panasonic Set Sights On 2020 Olympics For 8K TVsIf you didn’t know where the next Olympics will take place then you certainly would have found out when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared at the closing ceremony in Rio last week dressed as Mario. The country’s biggest tech companies have now set their sights on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to properly commercialize 8K TVs.

Tokyo Governor Vows Commitment To Olympics

Tokyo governor vows commitment to OlympicsTokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has vowed to bring to Tokyo all the excitement and passion of the Rio de Janeiro Games, along with the Olympic flag. The Japanese capital will host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

Olympics: Japan's Itahashi 8th In Women's 10-m Platform Diving

Olympics: Japan's Itahashi 8th in women's 10-m platform divingJapan's Minami Itahashi finished eighth in the Rio Games' women's 10-meter platform diving competition on Thursday.
The 16-year-old, who was 16th in the event at last year's world championships, totaled 356.60 points at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre. Itahashi saved her best dive for last, scoring 83.20 points on her fifth and final effort.