Sports and Japan

Rugby - Japan to Go Home Proudly with 3 Victories Despite the Elimination

The Japanese rugby national team has not been qualified for the second stage despite winning 3 matches out of 4 in the first group stage on the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

October 13, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Gamba Osaka to face Kashima Antlers in Football Nabisco Cup Final

Two semifinals of the Nabisco Cup were played on Sunday.

October 8, 2015 at 11:32 am

Women's Marathon Pioneer Michiko Gorman Passed Away at age 80

A legendary woman marathon runner passed away September 19.

October 6, 2015 at 4:38 pm

What Say You to Granny Bikes 8-Hour Endurance Race?

Hardly as tough as Tour de France, a bike endurance race for women for 8 solid hours is tough enough for "grannies".

October 5, 2015 at 12:06 pm

Samoa Named Goromaru MVP, Rugby World Cup

Japan shined in the Rugby World Cup pulling an all-important win over Samoa 26-5 on October 3. Fullback Ayumu Goromaru scored 16 to cinch Japan's second win in England.

October 4, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Jockey Yutaka Take Marked 300 Graded Race Wins: Unprecedented in JRA History

Yutaka Take mounted Award to a victory October 3 at Hanshin Race Course in 19th Sirius Stakes, his 300th in graded races and 3,758th wins in JRA races.

October 4, 2015 at 1:35 pm

"Fundoshi" : Japanese Traditional Underwear Good Luck Charm for J2 Soccer Players

Here's a word rather hard for non-Japanese to pronounce - Fundoshi.

September 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm

5 New Sports Proposed for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games decided to propose the addition of five sports to the 2020 Tokyo Games.

September 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Sumo Stadium Fully Housed for 15 Days in a Row after 19 Years

The Sunday 27th of September was the last day of Sumo's fall season and the eleven thousand seated Ryogoku Kokugikan was fully packed with spectators.

September 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

NTV Beleza Wins Japan Women's Football League

The regular season of Japanese woman's football league, Nadeshiko league has ended and NIPPON TV Beleza became the champion.

September 28, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Yokozuna Kakuryu May Unworthy of Grand Champion Title

Today, another episode is due on the honor and dignity of Sumo as seen from the viewpoint of shoulds and should-nots of Grand Champion, Yokozuna.

September 28, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Japanese College Student Win Silver Medal in World Crossbow Championship

Kazuki Imamura, sophomore of Tokai University, won the silver medal in crossbow in the Forest Division of the WCSA Crossbow World Championships in Florida, July 11-19.

September 26, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Japan's Office Chair Race "ISU-1 GP" Getting Popular - Taiwan Too

There's no limit in man's imagination and guts to put it in action. This is the story of a most bizarre imagination put into action.

September 24, 2015 at 11:35 am

Sumo Drawing Full House in 19 Years: Why?

The Fall Tournament of Sumo is booming and the 11,000-seat Ryogoku Kokugikan is full-packed so far and likely to go on packed for the rest of the tourney closing this Sunday.

September 22, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Manny Pacquiao Warmly Welcomed in Tokyo for Filipino Festival

Manny Pacquiao was invited as a special guest at this Philippine Festival 2015, which was held throughout the weekend in Yoyogi park in Shibuya area of Tokyo.

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