Tag Archives: Hokkaido


IOC, plan, move, Tokyo Olympic, marathon, Hokkaido, heat, concerns

IOC plan to move Tokyo Olympic marathon to Hokkaido due to heat concerns

10 October, 2019 10:02 pm 10:02 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced a plan to move the marathon and race walking at Tokyo 2020 to Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido from originally planned courses in the capital due to worries about heat. The IOC’s statement said that it is planning to move the events to Sapporo, which … Read More


Seven killed, 38 missing after quake paralyses Japan’s Hokkaido

09 September, 2018 10:56 am 10:56 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake paralyzed Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, killing at least seven people, triggering landslides and knocking out power to its 5.3 million residents. Landslides caused by an earthquake are seen in Atsuma town, Hokkaido, northern Japan, The quake also knocked out power to Hokkaido’s 5.3 million residents. Public … Read More