A suite with a picture of Mt. Fuji on the wall is popular with foreign tourists at the Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel at Shibuya Ward. Photo: Yomiuri Shimbun

Tokyo: Hotels adopt 'omotenashi' for foreign customers

More and more hotels in Tokyo are providing rooms and services to the growing number of foreign tourists, with a

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A poster promoting telecommuting during late July through early September as a test for when the Japanese capital hosts the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photo: Kyodo News

Companies offer work at home to reduce traffic jams during the 2020 Games

Japanese companies are stepping up efforts to reduce traffic congestion during the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

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Organizing Committee Chairman Yoshiro Mori, front row center, and others involved with the project commemorate the collection of 100 percent of the metals needed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic medals on Wednesday in Tokyo. Source: Jiji Press

Japan has already collected enough metal to produce all Olympic medals

The Organizing Committee of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games at 2020 said on Wednesday that it had collected enough

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Miraitowa holds the torch of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 during an event to mark the milestone of 300 days to the start date of the torch relay in Tokyo on June 1. Photo: REUTERS

Domestic sponsorship of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 exceeds US $ 3 billion

The Tokyo Olympics at 2020 generated record domestic sponsorship revenues of more than $ 3 billion,

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An aerial view of Tokyo. Four megarians converge on the city: the Arakawa, Sumidagawa, Edogawa and Tamagawa.Picture: ansonmiao / Getty Images

A city built on water: the rivers hidden under the concrete of Tokyo

From the almost endless stream of people on the hectic journey across Shibuya every day, few realize that under their

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The children participate in a disaster simulation at a primary school in Tokyo. Photo: Toru Yamanaka / AFP / Getty

Tokyo prepares for earthquake of century

Every day at 17h, the soft melody of the Yuyake Koyake children's music sounds in the Minato area of ​​Tokyo,

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KPF's 420 Sky Mile Tower was the centerpiece of its Next Tokyo 2045 proposal, which included floating farms and homes for half a million people in Tokyo Bay. Photo: Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox

Forgotten Tokyo: Architectural wonders that have not gone off paper

Protected by cylindrical walls of reinforced concrete, the steel and glass "depths" extend for hundreds of meters in the

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The humanoid robot Arisa, who can show tourists the amenities, offers guidance and recommends attractions in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi / Getty Images

Can Tokyo 2020 overcome the Olympic legacy of 1964?

There is a simple answer for anyone who doubts that an Olympics can really transform a city: Tokyo. When the

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