Following discussion between Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe and Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the IOC confirmed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics "must be rescheduled"
Tokyo 2020 officials did not fly to Athens to fetch the Olympic torch amid fears around coronavirus.
The disaster on 11 March 2011, left more than 18,000 people dead.
It comes after a woman in Japan allegedly tested positive after recovering from an earlier bout.
A Japanese man who received his certificate as the oldest man in the world earlier this month has died aged 112.
Coronavirus: Two elderly Japanese passengers who had been taken off the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship have died, according to Japan’s Health Ministry
Questions are asked of the Japanese authorities as they failed to stop the coronavirus from spreading aboard.
Residents of Katsuura gathered to light up the shore outside the hotel where the 176 returnees had been kept in isolation in a show of support.
About 3,700 people have been confined aboard the Diamond Princess, which was placed under a 14-day quarantine earlier in the week.
39 additional people aboard the Diamond Princess tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus.
This year's Olympics faces the challenge of catering to those with dietary restrictions.
People have been posting pictures of themselves packed into music cases after reports fugitive businessman Carlos Ghosn escaped from Japan in a similar way.
Tokyo is a city that’s constantly evolving but where modernity and tradition co-exist.
This year's Lucky Man is a 33-year-old physical education teacher from Osaka.
In Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto, traditional female entertainers known as geishas have resolved to improve their dance and music skills in the new year.
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On Sunday, members of a volunteer group and local children put the three-meter-tall rat statue at the entrance of Tatsumizu Shrine in the town of Misato in Mie Prefecture
The huge rice cakes are supposed to ensure good health and an abundant harvest in the coming year.
Wei wei was in prison for the murder of a family in 2003.
Usain Bolt may not be competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics but he was the star turn at the inauguration of a new stadium for the event.
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Tokyo District Court has ordered Noriyuki Yamaguchi to pay 3.3m yen (€27,000) in damages to the journalist after he allegedly raped her in in 2015.
Craftmanship is an ancient tradition in Japan and artisans in two cities well known for metalwork are blending ancient skills with modern technology.
Tens of thousands still haven't recovered in Fukushima, displaced by nuclear radiation and unable to return to deserted places like Futaba. Time stopped in the town of 7,100 when disaster stuck on March 11, 2011.
The organizer of the event said that "rei" reflects the desire for happiness of the Japanese and a better future in the new era, which began when Emperor Naruhito ascended the throne on May 1.