The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo. The Japanese capital was chosen over Istanbul and Madrid at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
As Japan swelters in boiling temperatures, the IOC has sought to allay fears that holding the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo might not be such a great idea. Several people died last week in a heat wave that is set to continue.
Japan has issued fresh health warnings amid temperatures of 40C (106F) that extremely hot days "are expected to continue until early August." Japan has recorded its highest ever temperature during the deadly heat wave.
Japan has named its official mascots for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The two futuristic creatures, christened Miraitowa and Someity, were picked by schoolkids across the country.
Four Japanese basketballers have been kicked out of the Asian Games in Indonesia for paying prostitutes for sex. The incident is embarrassing to Japan, which is to host the Olympics in two years' time.
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