Sports and Japan

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.

February 19, 2017 at 9:04 pm

Sara Takanashi Did It at Last!

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

Takanashi, Good to Have You Back!

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

A 19-Year-Old Japanese Collegiate Marks New World Record in 200-M Breaststroke

Japan is known to excel in breaststroke and here's another evidence why so.

January 29, 2017 at 9:23 pm

Yokozuna Kisenosato Pledges to Wrestle Worthy of Title

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

Ozeki Kisenosato Promoted to 72nd Yokozuna

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.

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