Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike yesterday defended the cost of hosting the 2020 Olympic Games, saying the Paralympics in particular would build a legacy by creating better accessibility for Japan’s rapidly aging society.
The 2020 Olympics can “usher in a new Tokyo” and, along with the Rugby World Cup.
The good economic news continued for Japan in 2018 despite a temporary, natural disaster-induced third-quarter downturn. Nonetheless, domestic and foreign policy developments were more challenging in the year for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
A baby panda born six months ago makes its debut before the cameras in Japan.