When the original plans for the main stadium for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were scrapped, it left the project with a shortened timetable in which to build before the games.

But so far, things have remained "on schedule," and the Olympic stadium is on pace to be completed by the end of next year.

In July 2015, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the stadium would be redesigned after public outcry due to the increased building costs for the original stadium plans.