The Olympic Torch is now on a two day "transit" journey way to Okinawa.
A positive coronavirus case has been linked to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay for the first time as organisers continue to face challenges in holding the event against the backdrop of a pandemic.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is expected to visit Japan in May to attend the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay and meet Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
The Olympic Flame has been carried through a virtually empty Commemorative Park in Osaka Prefecture in the first major change forced on the Torch Relay by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura has confirmed the Olympic Torch Relay will not be allowed to take place along the Japanese prefecture's streets in response to a rise in coronavirus cases.
The first fortnight of a 121-day journey is now almost complete, but the Olympic Torch Relay has already been forced to sidestep another sexism controversy when it reached Handa in the prefecture of Aichi.
Tokyo 2020 organisers have agreed to allow women to participate in an upcoming leg of the Olympic Torch Relay after facing criticism over permitting only men to board a traditional boat as part of the celebrations in Handa.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has reportedly cancelled the Olympic Torch Relay leg in Osaka as the country's Government looks set to impose new restrictions to curb rising coronavirus cases.
After five days, the Torch Relay is in Maebashi City in Gunma Prefecture, the third of the 47 prefectures it is scheduled to visit on its route to Tokyo.
Robin Mitchell, the Acting President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), has claimed the start of Tokyo 2020 has moved a major step closer after the Torch Relay resumed in Japan.
The sun shone on Thursday (March 25) as Iwashimizu Azusa carried the Olympic Flame with her 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup winning team-mates at J-Village Soccer Training Centre, for the "Grand Start" of the 121 day journey to Tokyo.
A year after it was originally scheduled to do so, the Olympic Flame has finally started its 121-day journey around Japan.
Less than 24 hours before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay is due to begin at the J-Village national football training centre in Fukushima, Japan’s 2011 FIFA World Cup-winning captain Homare Sawa has been forced to withdraw through illness.
The final stages of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay are set to recall memories of 1964 as details of the route in the last fortnight before the Opening Ceremony on July 23 have been revealed.