Misia, 43, wowed as she took to the stage at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium to perform "Kimi Ga Yo" on Friday.
For weeks people in Japan have opposed the Games taking place amid rising COVID-19 cases.
Created in collaboration with a Japanese animation studio, the interactive Google Doodle game pays homage to 16-bit video games from Japan.
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will become the highest-ranking Biden official to visit China when she lands in Tianjin on Sunday.
China's drills north of Taiwan show the People's Liberation Army is capable of reaching the island "within a day," says Chinese commentator Du Wenlong.
The former comedian was caught on camera in 1998 making jokes about the Holocaust.
"We found out that Mr. Kobayashi, in his own performance, has used a phrase ridiculing a historical tragedy," the organizing committee stated.
The campaign met its goal within 24 hours, and the donations have continued to pour in.
The chiropractor for the American women's wrestling team said she was sorry "for my poor judgment and my choice to share this message."
"It is important for the international community to unite and raise its voice against (China's) unilateral attempts to change the status quo by force," Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Mori said.
"There are no words to describe how I'm feeling right now," said Amber Hill, Britain's top-ranked shooter, who will miss the Tokyo Games.
Organizers have been accused of putting environmental concerns over the comfort of the athletes.
The incoming storm, which is expected to pass the island chain later this week, brought an end to 157 consecutive days of China Coast Guard patrols.
Ben Wallace, currently on a two-day visit to Japan, confirmed the deployments of HMS Spey and HMS Tamar to Asia on Tuesday.
According to reports, 14 tons of oysters had to be removed from the Sea Forest Waterway, home to Olympic canoeing and rowing events.
The Tokyo Olympics has been thrown into crisis in the last few days with a spike in coronavirus cases in the Japanese capital.
The Olympics spectator ban comes amid rising COVID-19 cases in Tokyo, where a state of emergency was declared for the fourth time since the pandemic began.
The 23-year-old was born in Osaka, Japan and was raised in the U.S. but now competes for her East Asian nation.
Dr. Shigeru Omi said the next two months will be the "most crucial stage" in Japan's fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
New lights have already been installed but local law enforcement are coming up against the same old problem.
Tokyo is under a fourth state of emergency, so restaurants and bars will close early and not serve alcohol during the Olympics.
China's Defense Ministry issued a strong statement on Thursday after a U.S. Air Force plane left Okinawa and delivered "diplomatic mail" to Taipei.
IOC President Thomas Bach met with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as COVID-19 cases in Tokyo approach a 6-month high.
The video, created by a Chinese military commentator, proposes a "Japan Exception Theory"—exempting the country from Beijing's "no first use" nuclear strike policy.
An Ipsos Global Advisor poll found only 46 percent of respondents worldwide were actually interested in the Olympics.
The Chinese government vessels sailed into the territorial sea around the disputed East China Sea islets on Wednesday morning.
The elderly plaintiffs who fell ill after exposure to radioactive rain will now be given the same medical benefits as other survivors of the atomic blast.
The United States is Japan's "only ally," Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said in Tuesday's defense white paper.
The announcement of no spectators attending events in Tokyo was widely expected after Japan placed the region under a state of emergency that is scheduled to last through the Summer Games.