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Postponement of Olympics Costs ¥300 Billion

The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic is expected to cost around ¥300 billion in additional expenses.

Nurse Gearing Up to Fight in Tokyo Olympics

27-year-old Arisa Tsubata is an aspiring Olympian and candidate for the Japanese national team in women’s boxing. When she’s not sparring, she can be found at a medical facility where she works as a nurse at a clinic in Tokyo.

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.

Tokyo's Giant Olympic Rings Removed

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

Mori Resigns as Tokyo Games Organizing Chief

Mori Yoshiro resigns as president of the Tokyo Games organizing committee amid growing criticism over his sexist remarks.

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.

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.

Hashimoto's 1st Day as Tokyo 2020 Games Chief

Seiko Hashimoto got to work on February 19 as the new president of the organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

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.

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.

Skytree Marks 100 Days to Olympic Torch Relay

The world's tallest tower, Tokyo Skytree, was lit up in pink gold on December 15 marking the start of a 100-day countdown until the Olympic Torch Relay.

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.

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.

Floating Concrete Block Hides Stylish Restroom

This new public restroom in Sendagaya, just steps away from the new Tokyo National Stadium, may look like a floating slab of cold concrete, but the inside is warm and welcoming with rich wood you have to see for yourself.

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.

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.

Autonomous Buses Planned for Olympic Village

Toyota Motor has conducted a demonstration of e-Palette self-driving buses planned for the Olympic village next year.

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