2020 Paralympics

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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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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Tokyo taking a stand on walking up and down escalators

But are people willing to undo the long-running social custom of only standing on one side of an escalator?

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