Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are calling on the public to apply to run in the games' torch relay.
Recruiting of runners started on Wednesday with a PR event in Tokyo. In attendance were Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori, para-athletics runner Keita Sato and para-badminton player Osamu Nagashima.
American star golfer Tiger Woods has shot nine birdies to share the top position on the opening round of the PGA Tour's first tournament in Japan.
More than 18,000 spectators gathered at a golf course in Inzai City, near Tokyo, on Thursday to see Woods and 77 other top golfers. Woods is playing in Japan for the first time in 13 years.
Workers have begun demolishing an offsite emergency response center that briefly served as headquarters for dealing with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident.
Offsite emergency response centers were set up across Japan after a nuclear criticality accident at Tokai Village, near Tokyo, in 1999.