Fumihiko Maki

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Artist’s impression of the stadium for the the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. Photograph:  Japan Sport Council/AFP

Five years from now, an audience of billions will be watching the Olympics from Tokyo. But even before a girder of the city’s new Olympic stadium has (...)

An aerial view shows people sitting in formation to the words “Thank You” after Tokyo was chosen to host the 2020 Olympic Games. The ambitious makeover of Tokyo planned in advance of the Olympics has triggered withering criticism. Photograph: Reuters/Kyodo

Half a century ago, Tokyo engineered one of the great urban transformations of history, going from a beat-up Asian megalopolis to a first-world city. (...)