Tokyo Paralympics Ticket Lottery Closes

Tokyo Paralympics ticket lottery closes

The lottery for tickets to next year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo has closed for now in Japan.

The organizing committee's official website stopped accepting applications on Monday. The committee says the website was accessed 1.35 million times since it opened on August 22.

Paralympic Athletes Promote Ticket Sales

Paralympic athletes promote ticket sales

Paralympic athletes have joined efforts to promote next year's Tokyo Games after the start of online applications to buy tickets.

The official website for ticket sales in Japan went live on Thursday.

Paralympic Ticket Applications To Begin Thursday

Paralympic ticket applications to begin Thursday

The organizers of next year's Tokyo Paralympics will begin accepting online applications for tickets on Thursday.

The official website for Paralympics tickets will go live early Thursday. The tickets are being sold through a lottery system.

Olympic Organizers Mulling 2 More Ticket Lotteries

Olympic organizers mulling 2 more ticket lotteries

Sources say the organizers of next year's Tokyo Olympics may hold 2 more ticket lotteries after many people came up empty in the first one.

In the first lottery, millions of people are believed to have accessed the 2020 Olympic Games ticketing website before online applications were closed on May 31.

Tokyo Olympics Ticket Winners Notified

Tokyo Olympics ticket winners notified

Organizers of next year's Tokyo Olympics have released the results of a ticket lottery.

The Games' organizing committee made the announcement on Thursday on its ticketing website, which is accessed by registered personal IDs.

Ticket Hopefuls Warned Of Fake E-mails

Ticket hopefuls warned of fake e-mails

People who applied for tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics are being warned of fake e-mails disguised as notices of lottery results.

The Games' organizing committee announced the results of the ticket lottery on its website on Thursday. It will also notify applicants directly by e-mail.

Ticket Designs For Rugby World Cup Unveiled

Ticket designs for Rugby World Cup unveiled

The designs of tickets for the 2019 Rugby World Cup were unveiled in Tokyo on Monday, ahead of the tournament's kickoff in Japan in September.

Former national team skippers Takashi Kikutani and Toshiaki Hirose stood on stage beside giant replicas of the designs.

2020 Tokyo Olympics Ticket Website Set Up

2020 Tokyo Olympics ticket website set up

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have set up an official website for selling tickets.

The Olympic organizing committee told a news conference on Thursday that it will accept applications for tickets through a lottery on the official site during a 20-day period from May 9. Only people who live in Japan can apply. The winners will be announced on June 20.

Lawmakers To Submit Bill Against Ticket Resale

Lawmakers to submit bill against ticket resale

A bipartisan group of Japanese lawmakers plans to submit a bill that would prevent the illegal resale of tickets for sports and concert events at a profit.

Senior members of the group met on Tuesday to discuss the issue of scalpers who purchase tickets in bulk and resell them on the Internet at much higher prices.

Photoscape / Old Train Just The Ticket For Book-hungry Kids

Photoscape / Old train just the ticket for book-hungry kids

By Tsuyoshi Yoshioka / Yomiuri Shimbun PhotographerAfter school and kindergarten, children gather at a yellow train car resting in the corner of a Tokyo housing complex in the Misumicho area of Higashimurayama, Tokyo. The old Seibu Railway Co. train carriage, which once ran along an important railway line for local residents, is the home of the Kumegawa train library, which mainly targets children.

The carriage, which holds about 5,000 books and is operated by 25 volunteers, is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Noriko Munemura, 46, visited with her second son Taishiro, 6. "He can concentrate on reading here more than at home," she said with a smile. The library also serves as a place for parents and locals to talk and interact.

Juice=juice Announces First World Tour Ticket Release Details

Juice=Juice announces first world tour ticket release details

Hello! Project's rising idol group Juice=Juice have announced details of their first worldwide tour. The LIVE AROUND 2017 tour will kick off in Mexico on September 8 in Mexico City at Ninshi Hall and will continue on to London, England on September 14th in London at 229 The Venue, France on 16th in Paris at La Boule Noire, and Germany on the 17th in Dortmund at FZW.

VIP tickets/premium passes include a special 16-page booklet featuring exclusive interviews and photos of Juice=Juice and a handshake session.