Tokyo Olympic Venues May Be Totally Smoke Free

Tokyo Olympic venues may be totally smoke free

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games organizing committee is planning to ban smoking in and around all event venues.

The committee previously considered prohibiting smoking inside the buildings where games would be held, but setting up smoking areas on venue grounds for spectators and staff.

Inaba Disappointed, But Focus On Tokyo Games

Inaba disappointed, but focus on Tokyo games

The manager of Japan's national baseball team has expressed disappointment that the sport will likely be dropped from the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Atsunori Inaba issued a comment on Friday, after the Paris organizing committee announced that baseball and softball will be ruled out as candidates for additional sports for the event.

Horned Owl Spotted In Tokyo Residential Areas

Horned owl spotted in Tokyo residential areas

There have been several horned owl sightings in residential areas of Tokyo. Police are looking for the bird to protect it and prevent it from harming people.

Police say they have received eight reports of the species being seen in Suginami Ward since February 10.

Tokyo Olympic Venues May Be Totally Smoke Free

Tokyo Olympic venues may be totally smoke free

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games organizing committee is planning to ban smoking in and around all event venues.

The committee previously considered prohibiting smoking inside the buildings where games would be held, but setting up smoking areas on venue grounds for spectators and staff.

Inaba Disappointed, But Focus On Tokyo Games

Inaba disappointed, but focus on Tokyo games

The manager of Japan's national baseball team has expressed disappointment that the sport will likely be dropped from the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Atsunori Inaba issued a comment on Friday, after the Paris organizing committee announced that baseball and softball will be ruled out as candidates for additional sports for the event.

Tokyo Museum To Hold Le Corbusier Exhibition

Tokyo museum to hold Le Corbusier exhibition

An exhibition of works by the French architect Le Corbusier will open at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo on Tuesday.

One-hundred forty of his works will be on display at the museum, which itself was designed by Le Corbusier and was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites in 2016.

Firms Asked To Ease Congestion During Tokyo Games

Firms asked to ease congestion during Tokyo Games

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has asked businesses to help reduce traffic congestion during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

About 380 companies which are members of Keidanren, or the Japan Business Federation, took part in a seminar on Monday.

Tokyo Girls' Style Reveal Short Pv For 'hikaru Yo'

TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE reveal short PV for 'Hikaru yo'

TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE have revealed the PV for their new song "Hikaru yo." 

"Hikaru yo" will be released together with "Reborn" as the group's double A-side single on February 27. In the PV, the girls do a formation dance with four dancers who were selected from a back dancer audition. On the PV, Shoji Mei commented, "We shot the dance scene for the first time with 8 people, so it's more powerful than usual, and is a music video worth seeing."

Who Will Star In Football At The Tokyo Olympics?

Takefusa KuboFootball isn’t considered the biggest of Olympic sports. Competing nations tend to focus more on the World Cup and major regional tournaments. Additionally, with the men’s teams at the Olympics restricted to under-23 players, countries simply wouldn’t be able to field their best teams even if they wanted to. 

Threat Of Heavy Snow Eases In Tokyo

Threat of heavy snow eases in Tokyo

Weather officials say the threat of heavy snowfall has eased for central Tokyo, which received only a light dusting through Saturday afternoon as a cold air mass and low-pressure system moved over the area.

Snow started falling across the capital and surrounding Kanto region early on Saturday, accumulating even in some areas on the plains.

Snow Getting Heavier In Tokyo

Snow getting heavier in Tokyo

Authorities in Japan are warning that heavy snow could fall over central Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto region. They're calling on people to be prepared.

The Meteorological Agency said on Saturday a strong cold air mass and passing low-pressure system are combining to dump snow over wide areas.

Tokyo Area Bracing For Heavy Snow

Tokyo area bracing for heavy snow

Weather forecasters in Japan are warning of heavy snowfall on Saturday in the Kanto region comprising Tokyo and surrounding prefectures.

A strong cold air mass and passing low-pressure system are likely to bring snow to wide areas from morning to night.