Sports and Japan

A Bronze Medal in Men's 50-km Walk Slipped Away at Rio

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

Japan Outran US in Men's 400-m Relay

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.

August 20, 2016 at 7:54 am

Japan's Judo Revives; Head Coach Choked with Tears

The Rio Olympics in midway, Japan has done marvelously well so far in most events - particularly in Judo with medals won in every category aggregating 12.

August 20, 2016 at 7:49 am

Kouhei Uchimura - A Great Legend Lauded

I trust you'll let me spare another episode on Kouhei Uchimura, the super gymnast who has just made himself the fourth gymnast to reign both men's individual and group artistic gymnastics.

August 15, 2016 at 6:57 am

Japan Quintet Grabs Gold in Men's Artistic Gymnastics

I wonder how many of you know that Japan once led the world in artistic gymnastics - dominating the world championships for ten years in a row in 1960-70s.

August 15, 2016 at 6:01 am

Japan Sweeps 2 Medals in Men's 400m Medley

The second day of the Rio Olympics dawned with Japan grabbing Gold and Bronze medals in men's 400 individual medley as Kosuke Hagino and Daiya placed first and third in a single event for the first time in 60 years.

August 2, 2016 at 8:19 am

Kisenosato Must Reign Next Tourney to Cinch Yokozuna

The Nagoya Tournament just over, Kisenosato once again fell short of marking his first victory and has to challenge the next tournament to come near his promotion to Yokozuna or grand championship.

July 27, 2016 at 4:24 am

Homare Sawa Expecting in January Next Year

Japan's women's soccer team Nadeshiko Japan's long-time heroine Homare Sawa is expecting her baby in January next year.

July 14, 2016 at 4:34 am

Gracenote Predicts Japan 14 Golds at Rio

A month to go before the opening of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, US Data firm Gracenote bared July 6 their predictions on all medals won in all events at Rio.

July 5, 2016 at 8:29 am

Japan's Judo Trio Off to Rio

Three of the hopefuls attended a send-off party this after noon at the firm they belong and declared determination to snatch "the most colorful medals" at Rio this summer.

June 25, 2016 at 3:09 am

Ichiro Marks Guiness in Career Single Hits

Ichiro's feat was good enough to mark a Guinness world record in the all-time career hit in baseball.

June 3, 2016 at 7:50 am

Japan Men's Water Polo Makes Rio for First Time in 32 Years

For the first time in good 32 years Japan sends water polo men to Rio.

May 25, 2016 at 9:30 am

A 14-Year-Old Junior High to Swim for Japan in Rio

The Rio Olympiad three months away, Japan has another charm to boast to the world with a 14-year-old junior high school backstroker to swim for the country.

May 25, 2016 at 9:01 am

"Witches of the Orient" Return to Rio

Let's see how many of you folks remember the "Witches of the Orient".

May 10, 2016 at 6:29 am

Atsushi Yamamoto Break a World Record in Long Jump (T42 category)

Atsushi Yamamoto, 34, bettered the world record by 3 centimeters to set a new world record in the running long jump of 6.45 meters, in the qualifying trials in the category of impaired limb in Tottori, April 30.

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