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Takanohana Quits Sumo Association, Citing Internal Pressure

September 26, 2018

Tokyo- Sumo stablemaster and former popular “yokozuna” grand champion Takanohana submitted his resignation to the Japan Sumo Association on Tuesday, citing pressure on him to deny his claims against the association. “I took a difficult decision to retire as a


Sapporo Changes Olympic Bid to 2030

September 18, 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland- Sapporo and the International Olympic Committee agreed Monday that the northern Japan city will seek to host the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics instead of the 2026 Games. Sapporo Deputy Mayor Takatoshi Machida told IOC President Thomas Bach


1st Japanese U.S. Open Champ Osaka Eyes Tokyo Olympic Gold

September 14, 2018

Yokohoma- Speaking to more than 100 reporters shortly after returning to Japan on Thursday morning, Naomi Osaka, who became the first Japanese tennis player to win the U.S. Open singles title for women, said she now feels the victory “sinking


Osaka Becomes 1st Japanese to Win Grand Slam Singles Title

September 9, 2018

New York- Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title by defeating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open women’s final in New York on Saturday. The 20th-seeded Osaka won 6-2, 6-4 against the former world


INTERVIEW: Japanese Paralympic Chief Aims to Expand Fan Base

August 31, 2018

Tokyo- The Japanese Paralympic Committee aims to expand the fan base for Paralympics in the two years until the 2020 Tokyo Games, its president, Yasushi Yamawaki, said in a recent interview. Although people’s interest in Paralympics is growing, partly following


Japanese Olympian Claims Power Harassment by National Gymnastics Body

August 30, 2018

Tokyo- Olympic gymnast Sae Miyakawa has claimed that she suffered power harassment by the Japan Gymnastics Association, while complaining that the association’s punishment on her coach for violence toward her was too severe. “I felt that the association was trying


4 Japan Basketball Players Banned for One Year for Buying Sex

August 30, 2018

Tokyo- The Japan Basketball Association on Wednesday decided to suspend four male professional players from official matches for one year for misconduct, including buying sex, in Jakarta earlier this month while they were participating in the ongoing Asian Games. The


ASIAD 2018 Climbing Medals

August 26, 2018

Gold medallist Japan’s Akiyo Noguchi poses for photographers during the victory ceremony for the women’s combined climbing event at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang on Sunday, 26 August 2018. AFP-Jiji Press