Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have set up an official website for selling tickets.
The Olympic organizing committee told a news conference on Thursday that it will accept applications for tickets through a lottery on the official site during a 20-day period from May 9. Only people who live in Japan can apply. The winners will be announced on June 20.
For the first time in 44 years, Japan's national men's basketball team will compete in the Olympics. It will be joining the women's team to play in the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The International Basketball Federation, or FIBA, decided at a central board meeting in Cote d'Ivoire on Saturday that the teams will be granted the automatic places given to the host country.
Tokyo is still a smoker's heaven. Despite tougher laws enacted last year, smokers can light up in some restaurants and bars. Tobacco advertising is allowed on television, cigarette packages don't contain graphic health warnings, and tobacco is cheap compared to other major cities.
However, don't expect to puff away at next year's Tokyo Olympics.