Fiji coach John McKee hopes their Rugby World Cup match in Kamaishi will mark an important moment in the city's recovery from the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
Japan collected five gold medals as the Karate 1-Series A competition in Santiago concluded with finals day.
A group of 32 Japanese people who are hoping to be translators for South American athletes and officials at Tokyo 2020 have visited the Colombian Olympic Committee (COC).
Japan qualified for five finals on day two of the Karate 1-Series A competition in Santiago.
The ninth edition of the Rugby World Cup starts tomorrow in Japan, with organisers promising a glittering Opening Ceremony followed by the host nation's opening fixture against Russia.
World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont is confident that the 2019 Rugby World Cup will be one of the great editions on every level, with more than 96 per cent of tickets for the event now sold.
Japanese Government Minister Kazuyoshi Akaba has called for increased collaboration between central and local authorities to help prepare for potential natural disasters.
The first Marathon Grand Championship (MGC) starts tomorrow, with the incentive of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games spots up for grabs.
China got their defence of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Women's World Cup in Japan off to a winning start against South Korea, but world champions Serbia suffered a shock defeat to Brazil.
Japan's new Olympics Minister Seiko Hashimoto has dismissed calls from South Korea to ban the "Rising Sun" Flag at Tokyo 2020, as she became the latest official to comment on the row threatening to overshadow next year's Olympic Games.
Morocco's Ramzi Boukhiam and New Zealand's Billy Stairmand earned provisional continental qualification slots for Tokyo 2020, as the last standing surfers from Africa and Oceania, respectively, at the World Surfing Games in Miyazaki, Japan.
Five cities across Japan will start their customary hosting of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Women's World Cup.
South Korea has taken its complaint over Japan's refusal to ban the Rising Sun Flag at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Japan's blind football captain Ryo Kawamura hopes the sport will grow in popularity after the country hosts the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Wheelchair tennis superstar Shingo Kunieda features in the fourth visual of a new Tokyo 2020 campaign highlighting outstanding Paralympic athletes and iconic landmarks and symbols in Japan's capital.