Paralympic Marathons To Stay In Tokyo

Paralympic marathons to stay in Tokyo

The International Paralympic Committee says the Tokyo 2020 marathon events will be held in Tokyo as planned.

The decision came at a meeting in Tokyo between the IPC and the Tokyo organizing committee on Wednesday and Thursday.

Japan Rugby Squad Honored With Parade In Tokyo

Japan rugby squad honored with parade in Tokyo

The Japanese national rugby team has been honored with a parade celebrating its historic run at this year's Rugby World Cup.

The event featured 28 of the 31 members of the squad, including stars Keita Inagaki and Kenki Fukuoka.

Ipc President: Para-marathon Okay In Tokyo

IPC President: Para-marathon okay in Tokyo

Amid concerns over high summer heat when holding the 2020 Para-marathon in Tokyo, the head of the International Paralympic Committee has expressed confidence, citing analysis of weather data.

Organizers have decided to move the Olympic marathon in early August to the northern city of Sapporo.

Olympics/ Tokyo To Dump Sand Into Bay Off Odaiba To Raise Water Quality

OLYMPICS/ Tokyo to dump sand into bay off Odaiba to raise water quality

With concerns rising about the water quality in Tokyo Bay ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Tokyo metropolitan government is hoping a massive dump of sand into the sea will offer a quick fix.

Sources said the government plans to pour the sand into the sea at Odaiba Marine Park in Minato Ward from next month.

Kimura Takuya To Hold Concerts In Tokyo And Osaka

Kimura Takuya to hold concerts in Tokyo and Osaka

Kimura Takuya will hold a live tour titled 'TAKUYA KIMURA Live Tour 2020 Go with the Flow' in February. 

The upcoming tour will be held to commemorate the release of his first solo album "Go with the Flow" (January 8 release). He is scheduled to hold concerts on February 8 and 9 at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium and on February 19 and 20 at Osaka-jo Hall. 

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Unveil Pv For Collaboration Song With Narashino High School Brass Band

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra unveil PV for collaboration song with Narashino High School Brass Band

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra has unveiled the PV for "Kaze no Profile feat. Narashino High School Brass Band", which is the lead track off of their new album "Tsugihagi Colorful" (November 20 release). 

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra wanted to collaborate with the brass band club from Narashino High School when they heard that they played "Paradise Has No Border" many times to cheer on their school during the National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament this spring. The PV was shot inside of the school after school with 201 members of the brass band club. Director Tanabe Hidenobu commented, "As the Ska Para members, everyone from the brass band club, the teachers and staff came together, we were able to create a very satisfying music video.

Kabuki Play 'snow White' Opens In Tokyo

Kabuki play 'Snow White' opens in Tokyo

A new kabuki play adapted from the world famous Grimm's fairy tale "Snow White" has opened at Tokyo's Kabukiza theatre.

Bando Tamasaburo plays Snow White. He normally performs female roles in kabuki plays.

Papal Mass Held At Tokyo Dome

Papal mass held at Tokyo Dome

Pope Francis has held a mass at Tokyo Dome on Monday in front of a packed audience.

The pontiff arrived at the site on Monday afternoon after taking part in a meeting with young people in Tokyo.

Tokyo Police Arrest Actress Erika Sawajiri

Tokyo police arrest actress Erika Sawajiri

Tokyo police have arrested actress Erika Sawajiri for possession of illegal drugs.

Investigative sources told NHK the 33-year-old was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday for possessing the synthetic drug MDMA at her home. She has reportedly admitted that the drugs are hers.

Imperial Couple Parades Through Central Tokyo

Imperial couple parades through central Tokyo

Japan's Emperor and Empress made a procession through the heart of Tokyo in an open-top limousine on Sunday as crowds celebrated Emperor Naruhito's enthronement.

People began gathering around the Imperial Palace in the morning so they could get a close look at the Imperial couple.

Emperor, Empress To Parade Through Tokyo Soon

Emperor, Empress to parade through Tokyo soon

The sunny streets of Tokyo are already filling up with excited crowds ahead of Emperor Naruhito's enthronement procession. The Emperor and Empress will parade through the heart of the city in an open-top limousine on Sunday afternoon.

People have been gathering around the Imperial Palace since the morning so they can get a good look at the Imperial couple.