The Japanese Olympic Committee has set up an investigative team to see if there were any illegal payments made to a Singapore firm which have entangled Tokyo's winning 2020 Olympic bid in a bribery investigation.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition has secured a comfortable win in parliamentary elections, according to exit polls. He benefits from a strong economy and a weak opposition. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.
The head of Brazil's Olympic committee allegedly paid a $2 million bribe to secure votes for Brazil. The allegations came as police revealed a nine-month investigation into the corruption behind the Olympic bid.
Japanese commuters are being encouraged to work from home, albeit only on July 24. The nationwide "Telework Day" is an experiment aimed at reducing congestion as the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo draw nearer.
The Japanese government says legislation is needed to ensure the security of the public during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, but critics say it can be used to curtail fundamental rights. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
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