Official Tokyo 2020 Olympic And Paralympic Stationery To Go On Sale

Official Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic stationery to go on sale

The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will start selling official games stationery mainly on its website from June 16 onward, it has been learned.

The stationery range includes goods such as ballpoint pens, mechanical pencils (both 650 yen each), B5-sized notebooks (450 yen each), writing mats (350 yen each) and pencil cases (1,100 yen each). All prices exclude tax.

Tokyo Aquarium To Open Rooftop Tank In Which Penguins Fly Against Skyline

Tokyo aquarium to open rooftop tank in which penguins fly against skyline

An aquarium in Tokyo will offer visitors the chance to view penguins in an overhead tank on the rooftop of a nine-story building.

The new attraction, opening at Sunshine Aquarium in the Ikebukuro district on July 12, will allow visitors to view surrounding high-rise buildings through the tank.

1995 Mitsubishi Fto Is Straight Out Of Tokyo Drift

1995 Mitsubishi FTO Is Straight Out Of Tokyo Drift

In 2006, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift brought into the mainstream a once-popular sub-culture of car tuning that saw vehicles fitted with the wildest chrome wheels, exhausts, paint schemes and interiors imaginable. This 1995 Mitsubishi FTO GPX currently up for grabs on Car Sales in Australia is one of the victims of that era.

Initially produced exclusively for the Japanese market and later exported to markets including the UK, Australia and New Zealand, the FTO was a popular front-wheel drive sports car that can now be purchased on the cheap.

Giant Panda Cub Born In Tokyo Zoo For 1st Time Since 2012

Giant panda cub born in Tokyo zoo for 1st time since 2012

A giant panda cub was born in a Tokyo zoo Monday for the first time in five years, with both Japanese and Chinese people, even in political circles, sharing the good news.

The Ueno Zoological Gardens said the mother, the 11-year-old Shin Shin, and her newborn, whose sex remains unknown, appear to be in good health.

Ioc Appeals To Women, Youth With New Sport, Event Additions For Tokyo 2020

IOC appeals to women, youth with new sport, event additions for Tokyo 2020

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will include a record 33 sports for a total of 339 events, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on June 9, with sport and event additions that are hoped to both increase female participation and the interest of young people in the games.

"I am delighted that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will be more youthful, more urban and will include more women," commented IOC President Thomas Bach of the decision to add three sports and two events to the 2020 lineup. The IOC hopes to battle dwindling interest in the games with the changes, but the additions do not come without concerns about their scale and cost to the host city.

3-on-3 Basketball Added To 2020 Tokyo Olympic Program

3-on-3 basketball added to 2020 Tokyo Olympic program

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The IOC added 3-on-3 basketball to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic program on Friday in an effort to give the games a more youthful and urban appeal.

In another move toward street sports, BMX Freestyle cycling will join the Olympics for the first time among a net increase of 15 gold medals for a 321-event program.

Lisa's In And Around Tokyo: Tomigaya--for Chocolate, It Hits The Sweet Spot Every Time

Lisa's In and Around Tokyo: Tomigaya--For chocolate, it hits the sweet spot every time

Such mysterious names! Bamboo Shoot's Village, Mushroom's Rural Settlement and Small Branch? And, English names that give no hint of the product, like Look, Black Thunder and Koala's March?

Well, Choco Baby, Pocky, and Toppo lend a little connection to its naming as you might be able to imagine the outline of the product. Tirol chocolate? Now we're getting somewhere--finally, a name that conjures up a connection. The Swiss are famous for consuming about 10 kilograms of chocolate per person each year. Wait, the Tirol Alps are in Austria. Well, close enough.

Golf: Miyazato To Be Offered Coaching Role For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Golf: Miyazato to be offered coaching role for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Retiring professional golfer Ai Miyazato could feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as coach for the Japanese women's team, the head of the sport's development headquarters for the games revealed Wednesday.

"There's no one opposing the idea" of asking Miyazato to serve as coach, said Masahiro Kuramoto, who is also chairman of the Professional Golfers' Association of Japan.

Sports Groups Pushing For More Female Executives Ahead Of Tokyo Olympics

Sports groups pushing for more female executives ahead of Tokyo Olympics

The Japan Sports Agency, Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and other major domestic sports associations have begun efforts to rigorously promote the appointment of women to executive positions, it has been learned.

The effort began when the related sports organizations signed the international Brighton Plus Helsinki 2014 Declaration on Women and Sport in April 2017. Those involved with the organizations are hopeful that this will pave the way for the promotion of women and "become a legacy for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics."

Toyota Will Teach Kids To Drive At Tokyo Toy Show

Toyota will teach kids to drive at Tokyo Toy ShowThe Toyota Camatte concept is set to become a reality, with the Japanese automotive giant to open a kid’s driving school at this year’s International Tokyo Toy Show.

Called the Camatte School, kids and parents will be able to experience obtaining a driver’s licence – by learning how to operate the steering wheel, accelerator and brakes, and drive a car around a course.

Tokyo Gov. Koike Becomes Leader Of Political Group Ahead Of Election

Tokyo Gov. Koike becomes leader of political group ahead of election

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike became the leader of a political group Thursday ahead of an election for the metropolitan assembly slated for July 2, taking a clearly confrontational stance against the ruling Liberal Democratic Party she intends to leave.

"I submitted a letter to leave the party to show my determination to go ahead with the drastic reform of Tokyo," Koike said at a kickoff meeting prior to the start of the assembly election campaign.

Tokyo Student Stumbles In U.s. Spelling Bee But Content With Effort

Tokyo student stumbles in U.S. spelling bee but content with effort

A 13-year-old Indian boy from an international school in Tokyo was eliminated in Wednesday's semifinals of a U.S. national spelling bee, but said he was satisfied he came so far in America's largest and longest-running competition of its kind.

Shantanu Edgaonkar, an eighth grader at Global Indian International School in Tokyo, performed well in the semifinals of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, but failed to be one of the 40 contenders for Thursday's finals. He did not rack up enough points from a written spelling and vocabulary test given Tuesday.

2020 Tokyo Games Cost-sharing Decided

2020 Tokyo Games cost-sharing decided

A broad agreement has finally been reached on splitting the costs for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The metropolitan, national and prefectural governments, as well as the organizing committee, agreed Wednesday on the basic terms of a cost-sharing scheme.