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'Polka dot queen' Yayoi Kusama to open museum in Tokyo
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'Polka dot queen' Yayoi Kusama to open museum in Tokyo

En Vnexpress - Finally, an eternal home for polka dots and spotted pumpkins.

Thousands of goldfish bring giant art installation in Tokyo 'to life'
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Thousands of goldfish bring giant art installation in Tokyo 'to life'

En Vnexpress - An exhibition in Tokyo uses 8,000 fish and other sea creatures to create an underwater illusion.

Tokyo Metro Vietnam established to help develop Hanoi urban railway system
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Tokyo Metro Vietnam established to help develop Hanoi urban railway system

Nhan dan - NDO – The Tokyo Metro Vietnam Limited liability company was launched as a subsidiary of Japan’s Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. at a ceremony in Hanoi on April 7, with an aim to strengthen

Tokyo 2020 slashes budget to $17 bn
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Tokyo 2020 slashes budget to $17 bn

Tokyo Olympics organisers unveiled a smaller budget of up to $17 billion on Wednesday after coming under pressure to cut ballooning costs. The figure, down from last month's pledge to cap spending at

Most Asia markets struggle but Tokyo back in black
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Most Asia markets struggle but Tokyo back in black

Most Asian markets struggled Tuesday, with traders spooked by geopolitical concerns following deadly attacks in Europe, but Tokyo's Nikkei returned to winning ways. The incidents led to a promise by

Japan's top court backs Tokyo in bid to relocate Okinawa base
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Japan's top court backs Tokyo in bid to relocate Okinawa base

Japan's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favour of the central government in its bid to relocate a US airbase on Okinawa, dealing a significant blow to opponents of the plan led by the island's

Tokyo starts construction of main Olympic stadium
Politics

Tokyo starts construction of main Olympic stadium

Construction of the main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially started Sunday, more than a year after the original blueprints were torn up following public outcry over skyrocketing costs. "I

Tokyo breaks ground on new 2020 Olympics National Stadium
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Tokyo breaks ground on new 2020 Olympics National Stadium

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo held a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday for a $1.5 billion National Stadium to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

IOC gives backing to Tokyo's warring factions
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IOC gives backing to Tokyo's warring factions

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday predicted that bickering 2020 Tokyo Games organisers will come together to produce a workable budget as costs threaten to spiral out of control.

Cost reductions, venue plans dominate Tokyo 2020 meetings
World

Cost reductions, venue plans dominate Tokyo 2020 meetings

TOKYO (AP) — Further efforts to cut costs and the venues for five new sports were the focus of a coordination commission review of the Tokyo Olympics that wrapped up on Friday.

IOC: Tokyo's huge cost could give wrong message
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IOC: Tokyo's huge cost could give wrong message

TOKYO (AP) — A top IOC official renewed his demand Thursday that Japanese organizers further reduce their $18 billion budget ceiling for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying the figure could scare off

Rowing, canoe sprint, swimming to remain at Tokyo venues
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Rowing, canoe sprint, swimming to remain at Tokyo venues

TOKYO (AP) — Olympic organizers agreed Tuesday to keep the rowing, canoe sprint and swimming venues at their planned sites in Tokyo for the 2020 Games, while postponing a decision until Christmas on

Tokyo has November snow for first time in 54 years
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Tokyo has November snow for first time in 54 years

Tokyo woke up Thursday to its first November snowfall in more than half a century, leaving commuters to grapple with train disruptions and slick streets. Snow began falling before dawn with the

Snow falls in November in Tokyo for first time in 54 years
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Snow falls in November in Tokyo for first time in 54 years

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years.

Olympics - Fukushima 'safe' for Tokyo 2020, says baseball boss
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Olympics - Fukushima 'safe' for Tokyo 2020, says baseball boss

- Fukushima, site of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters, poses no threat to players if baseball games are held there at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the sport's top official said. Tokyo

Tokyo's benchmark stock index closes up 6.72% in global rally
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Tokyo's benchmark stock index closes up 6.72% in global rally

Tokyo's benchmark stock index closed 6.72 percent higher on Thursday, led by a surge in financials and export giants, on hopes Donald Trump's shock US presidential election win will provide a boost

Tokyo panel head says 2020 organizers not cooperating
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Tokyo panel head says 2020 organizers not cooperating

TOKYO (AP) — The head of a Tokyo government cost-cutting panel has criticized 2020 Olympic organizers for not cooperating on recommendations designed to reduce spiraling expenses for the games.

Tokyo panel shows cost and venue options for Olympic Games
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Tokyo panel shows cost and venue options for Olympic Games

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo metropolitan government panel reviewing costly Olympic venues has proposed downgrading the expensive rowing and canoeing site for the Tokyo Games to temporary quality, or moving

Vietnam Airline passengers on Tokyo flight face health problems
Health

Vietnam Airline passengers on Tokyo flight face health problems

Up to 34 passengers on a Vietnam Airlines flight from HCM City to Tokyo, Japan, early this morning had to be hospitalised.

Seoul plans to restart talks on military pact with Tokyo
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Seoul plans to restart talks on military pact with Tokyo

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea plans to restart talks with Japan over a military intelligence sharing agreement to better cope with threats from North Korea, an official said Thursday.

Ex-leper takes to Tokyo runway to fight stigma
World

Ex-leper takes to Tokyo runway to fight stigma

At 83 Miyo Maki had never manicured her nails, thickened and deformed due to leprosy, a disease she was diagnosed with when she was just 10 years old. Later that day, she walked down the runway,

Forget Paris, focus on Tokyo, Japan fashion told
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Forget Paris, focus on Tokyo, Japan fashion told

Tokyo may be the style capital of Asia, but with South Korea and China snapping at its heels and Japan's most iconic brands rooted in Europe, the city is being urged to haul its fashion week into the

Bach says no need to expand 4-party talks on Tokyo 2020 cost
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Bach says no need to expand 4-party talks on Tokyo 2020 cost

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach on Wednesday rejected calls to expand four-party talks aimed at reducing the costs of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Finnair adds Asia capacity with new departures to Tokyo and Hong Kong
Travel

Finnair adds Asia capacity with new departures to Tokyo and Hong Kong

Finnair continues to grow its Asian traffic, and has announced it will add capacity and frequencies to the Tokyo and Hong Kong routes with the A350 for the summer 2017 season. Finnair will increase

Japan’s budget carrier Vanilla Air launches Tokyo-Saigon service
Business

Japan’s budget carrier Vanilla Air launches Tokyo-Saigon service

Ho Chi Minh City is chosen as the starting point for its expansion plan in Southeast Asia.