2020 Olympics

TOKYO | SoftBank invests in ‘handy Japan’ hotel technology service

TOKYO — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank is investing in a mobile device service for hotel guests, called handy Japan, offering tourist spot information and internet access. Terms of the deal, announced Monday, were not disclosed. Handy, developed by Hong Kong-based Tink Labs, is available in 650,000 rooms in 4,000 hotels in 82 countries. It rolled … Continue reading TOKYO | SoftBank invests in ‘handy Japan’ hotel technology service

Tokyo cuts estimated tab for 2020 Olympics to $12 billion

TOKYO/December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The latest price tag for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been trimmed slightly, but is still nearly twice the initial estimate even after a major cost-cutting effort. The organizers said Friday that the event will cost a total 1.35 trillion yen ($11.9 billion). In their release, Tokyo 2020 officials said … Continue reading Tokyo cuts estimated tab for 2020 Olympics to $12 billion