A volcano near Tokyo has erupted for the first time in four years, throwing ash and smoke nearly two kilometres into the sky and sparking warnings not to approach the mountain.
Emperor Naruhito, 59, acceded to the throne in May after his father, Akihito, became the first monarch to abdicate in two centuries.
Japan's summer heat is a major concern for Tokyo 2020 officials, with doctors warning the Games could see deadly medical emergencies.
The International Olympic Committee decision, to defer the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by a year, though delayed was expected. Especially after the clamour by multiple sports organizations and member nations that hosting the games
The Olympic flame arrived in Japan to a scaled-down welcoming ceremony on Friday as doubts grew over whether the Tokyo Games will go ahead on schedule with the coronavirus pandemic causing chaos around the world.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should review plans to go ahead with the Tokyo Olympics during the coronavirus pandemic and ensure dialogue with athletes, the Sport and Rights Alliance (SRA) and the World Players Association (WPA) said on Saturday.
Women have warm hands, and they can't work long hours — just some of the claims from those in Japan who believe women can't be sushi chefs.