The Olympic flame began its nationwide relay on 25 March in Fukushima and is due to pass through the Osaka region on 13 and 14 April.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Don't shout, don't cheer the likely experience ahead for fans - if they're allowed in
This month's Emperor's Cup football final at Tokyo's National Stadium, the main Olympic venue, provided a glimpse of what could be in store for the Games.
IOC, Tokyo city and national government officials, and members of the organising committee are holding virtual meetings on Thursday and Friday focused on finding ways to hold the delayed Olympics during a pandemic.
Surveys have shown a majority of Japanese companies and the pubic don't think the Olympics will happen next year — or should happen.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: We don't know how IOC money will be spent, says CEO of organising committee Toshiro Muto
Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics, first in history to be postponed, said they were not aware of detailed spending allocations for $800 million committed to next year’s rescheduled Games by the IOC
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympic torch relay to go on as scheduled in Japan; organisers seeks crowd 'restraint'
The Olympic flame, which is due to arrive on Friday from Greece, is scheduled to navigate the country for four months from 26 March until the planned opening of the Olympics on 24 July at the national stadium in Tokyo.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'United by Emotion' motto for Games and Paralympics, Naomi Osaka drives home message of inclusion
Japan, which has long prided itself on being homogeneous, is becoming more ethnically diverse and Osaka, currently 10th in the world rankings, is often held up as the face of these changing times