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.
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.
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.
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.