Sports and Japan
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Japan and the J-League is now in its 25th year of action.
February 19, 2017 at 9:04 pm
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.