'We have, at this moment, no reason whatsoever to believe that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will not open on the 23rd of July,' the IOC chief says.
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Municipalities set to welcome athletes are now scrambling to come up with effective measures to protect their health, despite not knowing what to expect next summer.
With fears over the coronavirus continuing, students are taking part in remote excursions from the safety of their classrooms.
Michio Hakariya had begun to feel that his inability to speak directly to foreign audiences was blunting his message.
Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said countries should put aside their differences and come together to overcome both man-made and natural challenges.
The work of Iri and Toshi Maruki depicts the aftermath of the August 1945 bombings along with other aspects of World War II.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led Nagasaki to scale down its plans for this year’s commemorations.
The 15-time freestyle world champion is ready to make adjustments ahead of next year's postponed Tokyo Olympics.
Mongolian athletes and para athletes have continued to train in their Japanese host cities in preparation for the delayed Tokyo Games.
With the 2020 Games just six months away, residents in Chiba, a city that will host several Olympic and Paralympic competitions, are preparing to open their doors to visitors under a program that encourages residents to host paying guests during popular events. Kenji Kaminaga, 82, ...