Sports and Japan
Time and again we have covered Sara Takanashi and her masterful ski jumping in the world cup contests, and now at last we are here to report that she at last marked her 53rd win to top the world in both women's and men's ski jumping.
February 2, 2017 at 1:09 am
After a momentary but painful interlude, Japan's queen of ski jumping is back again to the center of the honor's platform at the 12th jump at the Women's World Cup in Romania, January 29.
January 31, 2017 at 11:05 pm
Japan is known to excel in breaststroke and here's another evidence why so.
January 29, 2017 at 9:23 pm
This is a follow-up my previous episode on Kisenosato, Ozeki then and Yokozuna today, as the Japan Sumo Association officially notified Kisenosato its final decision to have him promoted to the highest rank of Yokozuna or Grand Champion, January 25.
January 25, 2017 at 10:45 pm
Sumo fans have long been anxious to see a native Japanese rikishi made Yokozuna, the highest rank in Sumo, hopefully in the person of Champion Kisenosato who has attempted and failed so often due to hard luck and his own mental instability.
January 24, 2017 at 9:38 pm
Tomokazu Harimoto, a 13-year-old table tennis prodigy from Sendai, Japan, is picked to join Japan's men's team to challenge the world championships in Germany this May.
December 13, 2016 at 12:22 am
The International Judo Federation announced December 9 a set of new rules for Judo to be adopted at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
December 9, 2016 at 12:43 am
You remember a young ballplayer who hurled and slugged his team into national stardom this year?
November 13, 2016 at 4:21 am
Russia is the cradle of classic ballet and the Vaganova-PRIX one of big names - a gateway to success, where Japanese dancers won prizes this year.
October 26, 2016 at 10:19 am
Today's episode has to do with table tennis in which Japan's women team won bronze medals and men silvers at Rio.
September 22, 2016 at 10:42 am
Hiroshima's baseball club Carp winning championships in Japan's professional league was the rarest that ever happened to its citizens - for the first time in a quarter of a century.
August 28, 2016 at 7:35 am
The 31st Olympiad in Rio just came to a denouement with plenty of dramas in and out of the games.
August 28, 2016 at 7:26 am
A few hours ago I wrote Japan had momentarily "won" the first medal in Olympic racewalking as Hirooki Arai finished third for a bronze medal in Men's 50-km Racewalking but was "disqualified" due to an accident at 48km.
August 28, 2016 at 7:23 am
Japan momentalily "won" the first medal in Olympic racewalking August 19 as Hiroki Arai finished third for a bronze medal in Men's 50-km Racewalking in 3:41:24 but Arai was disqualified on account of his contact with a Canadian walker who finished fourth behind him.
August 21, 2016 at 4:16 am
We can't say whether it was a sign of downfall on the part of US field athletics or Japan's upsurge in speed running.