Sports and Japan

Sara Takanashi Marked 31st Win at Ladies' World Cup Jump, Lillehammer

Japan's super jumper Sara Takanashi won the first of the 19 jumps of the World Cup Ladies Jump at Lillehammer, Norway, November 4, jumping 95.5m and 97.5m for a total score of 251.7m.

December 1, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Nishikori Signed Lifetime Contract with Wilson

The world's 8th ranking Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori just won himself a lifetime contract with Wilson November 30.

November 29, 2015 at 10:36 am

Japan's Sakura Sevens Trounced Kazakhstan to Qualify for Rio Olympics

Japan's women seven-a-siders cinched tickets to Rio by beating Kazakhstan 14-7 at Tokyo's Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium November 29.

November 28, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Yuzuru Hanyu Won NHK Trophy with Astounding 322.40 Points

Japan's top male figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu broke his own world record with 106.33 in short program and breezed on to win free program with 216. 07 surpassing 300 marks for the first time to reign the NHK Cup Figure Skating Competition with an astounding total score of 322.40 points, November 28.

November 21, 2015 at 7:18 pm

Sumo Grand Champion Passed Away at 62: Kitanoumi

The former French President Jacques René Chirac was one and Jerry Chih-Yuan Yang of Yahoo was another.

November 14, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Japan's Martial Arts Demonstrated in Egypt

The capital city Cairo, Egypt, was a stage of Japanese martial arts November 12 where six different forms of combating arts were demonstrated by experts from Japan - including Judo.

November 11, 2015 at 3:26 pm

What's Happening to Ichiro?

Of course, you know Ichiro Suzuki - that craftsman hitter in baseball.

November 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm

MBSC: Japan Over Mexico 6x-5 in a Close Game

World baseball WBSC premiere 12 offered a dramatic game November 11 at Tianmu, Taiwan, between Japan and Mexico.

November 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

AED Saved a Marathon Runner on the Road in Okayama

Marathon is a trying sport no beginners should just give a try to. Here's an episode to show you how right it is.

November 6, 2015 at 10:50 pm

Mao Asada Back in Shape

The Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2015 opened this week with the Audi Cup of China, the third of six events in Beijing, November 6.

November 4, 2015 at 10:54 am

Goromaru to Move to Australia for New Challenge

The new Japanese star who has performed superbly in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England is going to make a move to Australia.

November 2, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Japan Crashed South Africa: Most Memorable Moment in World Cup Rugby 2015

The World Cup Rugby in England opened with the biggest upset in the history of rugby - Japan crashing South Africa in its opening game.

October 31, 2015 at 6:13 pm

Football: Kashima Antlers Wins Nabisco Cup

J. league Nabisco cup final game has taken place in Saitama stadium on Saturday.

October 28, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Kei Nishikori under Mental Stress

Kei Nishikori is not as peppy as he should be this time around. He missed Swiss Indoors starting October 26 and is left with only one more regular tour in Paris Masters starting November 2.

October 15, 2015 at 7:55 pm

World's First "Street" Rugby to Boost Popularity in Japan

Japan having done a swell job in the World Cup Rugby in England, streets in the Ginza were full of rugby fans playing a miniature "Street Rugby", October 15.

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