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A smoke-free Tokyo as an Olympic legacy

NEW YORK – To enforce or not to enforce a comprehensive indoor smoking ban is the question facing Japan as it prepares to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In response to an agreement between the International Olympic Committee and the World Health Organization to organize the games in …

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Tokyo fire under control after engulfing storage building under demolition, East Asia News & Top Stories

TOKYO (Reuters) – Fire engulfed a storage building being demolished in the Japanese capital on Tuesday (June 20), injuring at least one person and sending clouds of black smoke into the sky, but the fire was brought under control by early evening.   More than 50 fire engines and ambulances …

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Tokyo governor to move world’s biggest fish market, redevelop area | Reuters

TOKYO The governor of Tokyo announced on Tuesday a long-delayed plan to move the world’s largest fish market, one of the Japanese capital’s biggest tourist attractions, to a man-made island with contaminated soil.     The decision by Yuriko Koike, a former defense minister sometimes seen as a future prime minister, …

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Tokyo’s governor decides to modernize Tsukiji fish market | Nation & World News

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo governor says the giant Tsukiji fish market, popular with tourists, will stay, although it will get modernized and developed within five years. Gov. Yuriko Koike, the first woman to lead Japan’s capital, told reporters Tuesday that the market will temporarily move to Toyosu, which required …

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Tokyo to Close Doors on World’s Oldest Fish Market — For Now

The doors of Tokyo’s iconic Tsukiji fish market — the world’s biggest — are set to close after more than 80 years. But maybe not for good. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said Tuesday that the world-famous site of early-morning tuna auctions will be relocated to an area that used to …

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Judging of Tokyo Games mascot competition to be streamed online

The judging of the public design competition to choose the official mascot of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be broadcast online to ensure fairness and transparency, according to the games’ organizing committee. It remains to be seen what phase of the selection process will be made public, the organizers said …

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Patriot batteries are Tokyo’s last line of defense against North Korean missiles – News

IRUMA AIR BASE, Japan — Japanese airmen’s boots thudded on asphalt and electric motors hummed as a PAC3 missile launcher aimed into the blue sky over Tokyo. The launcher, part of a U.S.-made Patriot missile-defense system at Iruma, a Japan Air Self-Defense Force base on the city’s outskirts, …

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Tokyo Clanpool launches October 5 in Japan

Tokyo Clanpool launches October 5 in Japan Compile Heart’s latest PS Vita dungeon RPG dated. Tokyo Clanpool will launch for PS Vita in Japan on October 5, the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation reveals. The story of Tokyo Clanpool is set in near-future Tokyo, when an upside-down city suddenly appears …

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Asia FX update approaching midday on Tokyo – small ranges – ForexLive

Asia FX update approaching midday on Tokyo – small rangesForexLiveAsia FX update approaching midday on Tokyo – small ranges. Tue 20 Jun 2017 02:37:31 GMT. Author: Eamonn Sheridan | Category: News. Author: Eamonn Sheridan. share. Movement has been very limited. Pretty much everything has been confined within … and more » Article …

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Rock Hall to open Tokyo location later this year

(Source: WOIO) DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has entered into a license agreement to create a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Japan. The inaugural exhibition will open in Tokyo in September 2017. A permanent space will open at a later date, featuring content as …

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