Official Motto For 2020 Tokyo Games Unveiled

Official motto for 2020 Tokyo Games unveiled

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have revealed the motto for the games: "United by Emotion."

Each Olympic event has featured a motto since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul.

Cybersecurity Steps Proposed Ahead Of Tokyo Games

Cybersecurity steps proposed ahead of Tokyo Games

A group of experts are urging the Japanese government to take steps to ensure cybersecurity ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The experts for the communications ministry compiled an emergency proposal in a meeting on Monday, amid concerns over a surge in cyberattacks targeting the country during the Games.

Tokyo Games Organizers Compiling Contingency Plans

Tokyo Games organizers compiling contingency plans

With just six months to go before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, organizers are busy compiling contingency plans.

The organizing committee for the Games is facing the challenge of preparing against natural disasters and other emergencies, as the country last year suffered huge damage from a series of typhoons.

Expenses For Tokyo Games About $2.5 Bil. So Far

Expenses for Tokyo Games about $2.5 bil. so far

The Japanese government says the amount it has spent directly related to running the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has so far reached 277.7 billion yen, or about 2.5 billion dollars.

The figure is for the period starting in fiscal 2013, when Tokyo was selected as the host city, until fiscal 2020 beginning in April.

Abe Talks Tokyo 2020 Games At Diet Opening Speech

Abe talks Tokyo 2020 games at Diet opening speech

The Japanese Diet has kicked off its latest session, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowing to impress the world with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics.

Abe says the Games are a chance for communities hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami nearly nine years ago to show how far they've come.

Providing 5g Service At Tokyo Games Venues

Providing 5G service at Tokyo Games venues

The Tokyo metropolitan government has designated the competition venues of the coming Olympic and Paralympic Games as priority areas for the next generation 5G communication standard.

5G networks enable high-speed, large-capacity communication. Full-scale services will start in Japan this spring.

Tokyo Games To Use Hydrogen To Light Cauldron

Tokyo Games to use hydrogen to light cauldron

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games say hydrogen will be used to light the Olympic flame cauldron.

Tokyo Games' organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto unveiled the plan on Friday at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, Switzerland.

People Run On Track Of Tokyo Games' Main Venue

People run on track of Tokyo Games' main venue

Members of the public have run on the track at the main venue of next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for the first time since it was completed last month.

Taking a cue from 2020, the same number of people chosen from the public took part in the event at the new National Stadium on Saturday.

Tokyo Holds Quake Drills For 2020 Games

Tokyo holds quake drills for 2020 Games

Hundreds of people took part in drills in Tokyo on Thursday to prepare for a possible mega-earthquake striking the capital during next year's Olympics and Paralympics.

The exercise had about 650 participants, including Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials, local police and firefighters.

Survey: Negative Impact From Playing Video Games

Survey: Negative impact from playing video games

A recent Japanese survey has highlighted the detrimental effects on work, study, and health of playing video games for extended periods of time.

The random nationwide survey was conducted by the National Hospital Organization Kurihama Medical and Addiction Center. It covered over 4,400 people between the ages of 10 and 29 who said they had played video games during the past year.

Work At Reactors To Be Suspended During 2020 Games

Work at reactors to be suspended during 2020 Games

Tokyo Electric Power Company will suspend work at its nuclear plant on the Sea of Japan coast during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as part of antiterrorism measures.

TEPCO is conducting safety work at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture to restart two of the seven reactors that are offline.

S.sudan Athletes Train In Japan Ahead Of Games

S.Sudan athletes train in Japan ahead of Games

A group of athletes from South Sudan is in Japan to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics more than eight months before the Games get underway.

Three athletes, one para-athlete and a coach arrived in Maebashi City north of Tokyo on Thursday.