Olympics-‘We are alive’ ? Tokyo 2020 ceremonies to focus on rebirth

By Jack Tarrant TOKYO, July 31 : The opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will reflect themes of ‘reconstruction’ and ‘re-birth’ that have run through preparations for the Games, newly-appointed creative director Mansai Nomura said on Tuesday. Over the last two decades, the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics and Paralympics […]

Olympics-Tokyo focuses on environment two years out from Olympics

By Jack Tarrant TOKYO, July 23 : With two years to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Japanese capital is hoping to use the Games as motivation to improve its environmental sustainability. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, who was previously Japan’s Minister of the Environment, has made lowering emissions and plastic litter prevention some of […]