2020 Olympics

Olympic medals and torch display held in Tokyo for a very limited time

Mr. Sato gets closer to Olympic gold than he ever dreamed possible.

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Japanese artists anthropomorphise national flags into samurai characters for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

See what your country and national flag look like as a samurai warrior!

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Japan unveils beautiful new yen coins for Tokyo Olympics, needs your help picking the best design

They’re all great, but which one is the best?

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Kumamoto mascot Kumamon’s chance of being Olympic torch runner in jeopardy

Organizing committee seems to have a problem with a huge clumsy bear running around with an open flame.

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Tokyo Olympics WILL allow you to share photos you take at the Games on social media

Official assures us that posting pics from the Games is A-OK, and clarifies what you’re not allowed to share online.

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Tokyo Olympics bans fans from posting videos of the Games on their social media accounts

Your medal-worthy Olympic venue videos will have to stay within the confines of your phone, say organizers of 2020 Olympics.

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Applications for the ticket lottery for Tokyo 2020 Olympics matches and ceremonies are now open!

If you plan to attend, get your application in before May 29!

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Is overtime work in Tokyo going to get worse thanks to the Olympics’ new last train schedules?

Tokyo’s last trains are too early for many travelers and partiers, but they’re a God-send for overworked office employees.

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Spirit of volunteering strong for Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but data suggests something may be off

Outstanding Japanese student participation may not be what it seems.

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Tokyo Olympics organizers offer to pay volunteers 125 yen 【US$1.13】 an hour, critics unimpressed

Will the equivalent of one vending machine drink an hour be enough to gather the 80,000 volunteers the event is seeking?

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Coca-Cola gears up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with crazy tall vending machine in Japan

Want a bottle of coke? You’ll have to jump for it!

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Japan ministry urges universities to adjust curriculum to accommodate student Olympic volunteers

The shortage of capable volunteers is causing the government to turn to universities for resources. But does it really help?

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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony preliminary ticket prices announced, wallets cry across Japan

The real Olympic challenge might be scraping up enough cash to attend its start.

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Sexy, shirtless, heavily-armed Japanese centaur promotes ramen and sports, of course【Video】

Believe it or not, there’s actually a perfectly logical reason this manly mythical beast needs both a sword and a gun.

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympics announces the winner of its adorable mascot election

All six candidates were cute enough to do the country proud, but these two are the winners.
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Tokyo Olympic committee comes up with clever way to let blind children help select Games’ mascots

Organizers find a way to let vision-impaired kids express their opinion of which of the adorable characters best represents Japan.

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Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics mascot finalists unveiled【Pics & Video】

These six mascots take their inspiration from sakura cherry blossoms, shrines, and Japanese fairy tales.

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World’s first artificial shooting stars gearing up for debut over Hiroshima

When you wish upon a star, make a reservation from where you are. ♪

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Japanese car rentals including stickers that read: “A foreigner is driving”

What do you do when you’re branded, and you know you’re a pretty decent driver?

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Tokyo Olympics committee head: Manga parade would be good for opening ceremonies, but not kabuki

Chairman singles out two aspects of Japanese traditional culture that people of other nations “wouldn’t understand.”

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