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Architect of Tokyo 2020 Stadium Denies His Design a Copy

Kengo Kuma, the architect of Japan's new 2020 Olympics stadium, refuted allegations Friday by British-Iraqi designer Zaha Hadid that his design borrowed from blueprints she made that organizers dropped last year. “In the design, I would like to say there are no similarities at all,” Kuma told reporters when asked about complaints by London-based Zaha Hadid Architects over apparent similarities between her design and Kuma's. Kuma noted, however, that both architects had to meet...

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