Surfing and skateboarding are among sports that will debut in Tokyo.
"Chicken out or keep going." Those are the two options that cyclist Missy Erickson figured she had last July when she first lined up to race again after a devastating 50 mile-per-hour crash less than two months before.
Japan is getting serious about gender equality, and, despite doubters, recent signs point to progress. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made empowerment for women one of his top three reform "arrows" aimed at rekindling the economy two years ago and set about making policies to boost female participation in Japan's workforce.
Alzain Tareq from Bahrain is ahead of her time.
Tokyo's Olympic woes highlight risks for Boston and other cities considering future bids.
Still waiting on tug-of-war to make its comeback.
Tokyo's airport prepares for even the non-Olympic runners.
Unlike host countries such as Brazil and Russia, Japan won't have to fight hard to curb crime and corruption ahead of the Games. But the 2020 Games will bring attention and international travelers to Tokyo in droves, and there are a few areas where Tokyo falls behind in foreign tourist friendliness.
Fuma-Kai is an incredible performance by Japanese multimedia dance and martial arts troupe, Enra, directed by Nobuyuki Hanabusa
Shoppers stroll along popular and trendy Takeshita Street in Harajuku. Mount Fuji stands approximately 100 kilometers (a