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2020 Olympics Bringing New Bus Line to Tokyo

Tokyo is getting a new bus line that will facilitate transit between the bay area and the city center during the Olympics.

Budokan's Evening Illumination Has Resumed

The venue for judo and karate competitions at next year’s Tokyo Olympics now stands illuminated following the completion of restoration work.

Japan to Scale Down Olympic Torch Relay

Tokyo Games organizers plan to scale down the Olympic torch relay to a lantern tour by car amid the growing novel coronavirus pandemic. The event is scheduled to start March 26.

Olympic Torch Relay Rehearsal

A rehearsal for the Tokyo Olympic torch relay took place about seven weeks before its planned start in late March.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Official Posters Unveiled

Visitors to an art museum in Tokyo got a look at the official art posters for the 2020 Olympic Games coming to Tokyo.

2020 Olympics Coronavirus Monitoring Center

A government panel on anti-coronavirus measures for the Tokyo Games decided to set up an infectious disease monitoring center to keep track of athletes’ health condition.

Japan’s Olympic Uniforms Unveiled

Official uniforms for Japan’s Olympic and Paralympic teams were unveiled ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Tokyo Games to Be Simplified in 50-60 Areas

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics plan to simplify the postponed games in around 50 to 60 areas to cut additional costs.

Tokyo Olympics Officially Delayed Until 2021

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has publically announced the Tokyo Olympics will be delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Look at the Tokyo Olympic Village Plaza

The plaza of the Tokyo Games athletes’ village has been unveiled ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Official 2020 Summer Olympics Posters Unveiled

As 2020 kicks off, the real countdown to Tokyo’s Summer Olympics begin and the organizing committee isn’t wasting any time. The series of official Olympics and Paralympics posters have been released, designed by renowned artists from Japan and abroad.

Repercussions of Tokyo Olympic postponement

The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics by about a year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic is forcing stakeholders to make major changes in preparation for the games.

Tokyo's Giant Olympic Rings Removed

The Tokyo Olympic Games organizers have removed the giant Olympic rings at Odaiba Marine Park for maintenance.

Cashless Payment at Japan’s Post Offices

Starting with 65 branches, cashless payment is coming to the Japanese postal service. Japan Post plans to expand the service to 85,000 post offices in May, and to all branches in the future.

A Quick Look at Abe’s Diplomatic Prowess

Outgoing Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has managed to make some impressive friends for his nation. NTV24 takes a look at two of those special relationships.

Commuting by Boat in Tokyo

A boat-commuting experiment is carried out in Tokyo in hopes to ease train congestion.

Tokyo Government Revving Up for Olympic Games

Officials are getting ready for the 2020 Games with exactly 200 days to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.

Tokyo Olympics Preparations Almost Completed

With less than seven months to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin, preparations in Japan are almost completed.

Cardboard Beds for Olympians Revealed

In order to be more eco-conscious, Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic athletes will sleep in beds made of cardboard.

Tokyo Olympics Will Start July 23, 2021

The postponed Tokyo Olympics will kick off on July 23 2021, while the Paralympics will begin August 24. The games were delayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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