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.
Former speed skater Seiko Hashimoto is poised to be appointed as the new Olympics Minister in Japan, reports in the country have said.
Japan overcame Australia to earn a spot in the gold medal match at the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) Asia-Oceania Championships in Gangneung.
The 2019 International Wheelchair Rugby Federation (IWRF) Asia-Oceania Championship is set to begin tomorrow in Gangneung.
South Korea has called on Japan to ban the country's Rising Sun Flag at Tokyo 2020 after claiming it represents a "militaristic and imperial past".
Japanese representatives topped the men's and women's youth A boulder semi-final standings, as action resumed at the International Federation of Sport Climbing Youth World Championships in Arco, Italy.
Japan dominated the men's youth B lead final at the International Federation of Sport Climbing Youth World Championships in Arco, Italy.