Airbnb joins IOC to provide Olympic Games accommodation

Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc has joined the ranks of the…

Tokyo governor elections postponed

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Election Commission has set the next government election for 5 of…

187 Bones Human Bodies Discovered Near Tokyo's New Olympic Stadium

Bones of 187 human bodies were discovered in the preparation phase before construction began…

Snowboard star Kokubo arrested for drug trafficking

Olympic athlete Kazuhiro Kokubo was arrested Wednesday for allegedly smuggling US marijuana…

Mini offices become popular at Tokyo stations

Railway operators and other companies have introduced soundproofing rooms at railway stations…

Kyushu Electric will suspend 2 reactors to implement counter-terrorism measures

Kyushu Electric Power Co. will suspend two reactors next year due to a delay in…

Organizers fear lack of security at Tokyo Olympics

With less than a year to go before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, organizers fear that…

Trains and buses run until midnight at Tokyo Narita Airport

Midnight train and bus services from Narita Airport will be offered from…

Tokyo Olympic Volunteers Begin Training

Thousands of volunteers from next year's Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games went to a…

Government to hold anti-terrorism test at Tokyo station before Olympics

The government is due to conduct an anti-terrorist test later this year at Tokyo JR Station, a…

Yakuza linked to Olympic Village construction company, research shows

A construction company suspected of being linked to a group of yakuza gangs participated as…

Reuse, recycling at Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 athletes will receive recycled beds

First, Olympic medals made from recycled electronic devices. Now cardboard beds for athletes from Vila…

Japan will expand customs declarations using applications before Olympics

Japan will expand the use of electronic customs declarations at airports to facilitate the entry of…

Power outages raise disaster preparedness issues in Japan

A long post-typhoon blackout in Chiba prefecture has left tens of thousands of people without…

Seoul complaint about 'rising sun' Paralympic medals rejected

The International Paralympic Committee has rejected South Korea's request that Japan change…

South Korea calls for ban on 'rising sun' flag at Olympics

South Korean Olympic authorities have called on Japan to ban its “rising sun” flag in the…

7 Countries Win Haneda Vacancies Before Tokyo Olympics

Seven countries, including China, Russia and Australia, have won 26 from 50 new international slots created in…

Tokyo police step up efforts to bolster multilingual assistance

With the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics coming, Tokyo police are increasing their efforts…

Disaster training covers dengue virus mosquitoes

As part of preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics at 2020, training against…

New law aims to increase accessibility in hotels before Paralympic Games

A Tokyo metropolitan government law came into effect on Sunday and is expected to increase…

Shinkansen passengers will be encouraged to book large luggage

Bullet train passengers carrying large suitcases will be encouraged to make reservations for them from…