Olympic broadcasters gear up for the biggest show on earth
Clock-watching is an integral part of any Olympic Games but even the most eagle-eyed sporting anoraks might be forgiven for missing the fact that Sunday marks 600 days until the start of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. For most people, it is not actually a particularly significant milestone but for 160 people of 35 nationalities…
Shapovalov outlasts Wawrinka in Tokyo, Del Potro beats Khachanov in Beijing
Canada’s Denis Shapovalov dropped the first set to veteran Stan Wawrinka but rallied to a 4/6; 6/1; 6/4 victory on Centre Court to set up a quarter-final match with Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff who prevailed over France’s Jeremy Chardy in a marathon that ended 7/6 (3); 6/7 (2); 6/4. The lanky man continued his run after…
Japan Firm Offers To Fly Couples' Wedding Plaques Into Space
A more sign that your love is till eternity? There is no limit to celebrating love as a Japanese company is now offering to blast commemorative wedding plaques into space. Warpspace, a start-up based in Tsukuba City outside Tokyo, is introducing the new service in partnership with a local hotel popular for wedding banquets. For…
Tokyo gets first 'heavy snow' alert in four years
Japan's weather agency Monday issued a heavy snow warning for Tokyo for the first time in four years, urging people to go home early amid fears of public transport chaos.
Flights grounded as typhoon hits near Tokyo
A strong typhoon struck near the Japanese capital Tokyo on Monday, with heavy rain and strong winds grounding more than 400 flights as officials warned of possible landslides and flooding.
Tokyo elects Yuriko Koike as first woman governor
Veteran politician Yuriko Koike was elected Sunday as Tokyo's first woman governor, partial results showed, and immediately vowed to get a grip on the megacity's troubled 2020 Olympic preparations.