Sports and Japan

Tomoki Sato Grabs Gold Medal in World Para Athletics Championships, London

The World Para Athletics Championships ongoing, Day 3, in London, Japan's Tomoki Sato of World-AC won a gold medal and Hirokazu Ueyonabaru (SMBC Nikko Securities) a bronze in men's 1500m (wheelchair T-52), July 16.

June 15, 2017 at 12:11 am

Shuhei Tada Clocked 9.94 Seconds in 100m Dash

Though with a tailwind of 4.5 m per second, Shuhei Tada, junior at Kansei Gakuin University, clocked 9.94 seconds in a 100m dash race in Kanagawa, June 10.

June 12, 2017 at 1:16 am

High School Homerun King Stretched Record to 100

How about a story of a high school baseball hero for a change?

June 9, 2017 at 12:28 am

Ishikawa-Yoshimura Won Gold Medals in WTTC Mix Doubles, Dusseldorf

At the World Tabe Tennis Championships in Dusseldorf, Japan's mixed-doubles pair, Kasumi Ishikawa and Maharu Yoshimura, won Japan a pair of gold medals in mixed doubles for the first time in 48 years since Nobuhiko Hasegawa and Yasuko Imai had won their own at Munchen in 1969.

June 8, 2017 at 12:45 am

Mid-teen Harimoto Trounced Mizutani in a Miraculous Upset

Trust me, this is the biggest upset that'll go down forever in the history of Japan's table tennis.

May 23, 2017 at 9:48 pm

The Phoniest Split Decision Ever in WBA Boxing

There have been not a few queer decisions in the modern history of professional boxing but none queerer than the world championship bout between Ryota Murata of Japan and the Frenchman Hassan N'Dam at Ariake Coliseum, May 20 night.

May 7, 2017 at 9:46 pm

Keita Watanabe Wins Bouldering World Cup in Nanking

You know bouldering - the sport that originated as a method of training for mountaineering and is fast gaining popularity as it is officially adopted in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

April 16, 2017 at 9:50 pm

Ping Pong Wizard Hirano Miu Did It!

The Asian Table Tennis Championships closed April 15 in Wuxi, China, Japan's women's TT champion 2017 Miu Hirano reigning in women's singles for the first time in twenty years since 1996.

April 12, 2017 at 9:19 pm

Out Goes the Fairy on Ice: Mao Asada

So, it's time for Japan's pride in women's figure skating to retire after years of brilliant performance - Mao Asada, an ever-glowing gem on ice.

April 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm

Grand Sumo Marked a Solid Surplus of 640 million Yen Last Year

Grand Sumo or professional sumo-wrestling is Japan's national sport dating back to the 17th century in the Yedo Period.

March 29, 2017 at 4:45 am

Yokozuna Kisenosato Won in Rare Upset in Spring Sumo Tourney

The new-crowned Yokozuna (Grand Champion) Kisenosato came from behind to win the Spring Sumo Tournament by beating the front-running Ozeki (Champion) Terunofuji twice in a row.

March 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Yuka Ando to Challenge World Women's Marathon in London

A week ago on March 12, a youthful woman runner gave her first crack at a marathon and finished closely second to a reputed Kenyan-Bahraini marathoner.

March 13, 2017 at 10:09 pm

Japan Battled Out 11-Inning WBC Game against the Dutch 8-6

A close tie-breaker ended nearly at midnight at the Tokyo Dome March 12 as the samurais crushed the hard-hitting Dutchmen 8-6 in what seemed to be the most exciting game so far in the ongoing WBC baseball.

March 12, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Japan Downs China 7-1 to Sweep WBC Round One 3-0

Samurai Japan is going strong in the World Baseball Classic Group B contest as it trounced China 7-1 in the third game in Round 1 at the Tokyo Dome March 10.

February 28, 2017 at 11:31 pm

King Kazu Leads Yokohama FC at Age 50

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Japan and the J-League is now in its 25th year of action.

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