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Catalunya MotoGP Grand Prix

June 15, 2019

LCR Honda’s Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami rides during the Catalunya MotoGP Grand Prix third free practice session at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, on June 15, 2019. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP) Jiji Press

Le Mans 24 hour endurance race: Kamui Kobayashi

June 13, 2019

Japan’s driver Kamui Kobayashi (Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1) reacts in his pit, after he clocked the best laps time in 3’17.161 of the first qualifying practice session at Le Mans, northwestern France, for the of the 87th edition of the


Le Mans 24 hours endurance race

June 13, 2019

Japanese’s driver Kazuki Nakajima steers his Toyota TS050 Hybrid LMP1 on June 12, 2019 in Le Mans, during a free practice session ahead of the 87th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER /


Podiums for 2020 Tokyo Games to be made from used plastics

June 11, 2019

Tokyo–The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games said Tuesday that recycled plastics will be used to create podiums for the quadrennial sporting event. Some 45 tons of plastic materials will be needed to create about 100


Tokyo holds meeting for paralympics, barrier-free society

June 10, 2019

Tokyo–The Tokyo metropolitan government held Monday a conference for the success of the 2020 Paralympic Games and further efforts to create a barrier-free society. Participants in the first meeting of the conference included scholars, Paralympic athletes, kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo


EXCLUSIVE: Japan eyeing traffic restriction near Tokyo Games venues

May 29, 2019

Tokyo–Japan’s transport ministry, the Tokyo metropolitan government and other parties concerned are considering making private parking lots near the competition venues of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics reservation-only and restricting vehicles without such reservations from using ordinary roads near


Olympic Torch Seen Going to Miracle Pine Tree, Kumamoto Castle

May 26, 2019

Tokyo- The “miracle lone pine tree” and Kumamoto Castle will likely be among disaster-related monuments to be visited by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch, it has been learned. The pine tree in the city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan,


Japanese surfer Kanoa Igarashi triumphs in the World Surf League

May 25, 2019

Japan’s Kanoa Igarashi celebrates after winning the the World Surf League men’s championship tour surfing event at Keramas in Gianyar on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on May 25, 2019. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) Jiji Press