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Lower House OKs Bill Banning Ticket Resale ahead of Olympics

December 4, 2018

Tokyo–Japan’s House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to penalize the resale of tickets for sports and concert events at higher prices, including on the Internet. The Lower House approved the bill to ban the unfair ticket reselling practice


Japan Likely to Approve N. Korean Sports Minister’s Entry

November 26, 2018

Tokyo–Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga indicated on Monday that Japan intends to approve the entry into the country of Kim Il Guk, North Korea’s sports minister and president of its Olympic committee. Kim plans to visit Japan to attend a


Ohtani Looks Back on Rookie Season in MLB as “Good”

November 22, 2018

Tokyo–Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani said Thursday that his rookie season in Major League Baseball was “good.” Speaking at a press conference in the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Ohtani, who came back to Japan on Wednesday, said he


Myanmar Wushu Taolu World Cup

November 18, 2018

Myanmar-(Left to right) Silver medallist Tomoya Okawa of Japan, gold medallist Wong Son Wong of Malaysia and bronze medalist Muhammad Daffa Golden of Indonesia celebrate during the award giving ceremony of Men’ Qiangshu at the 2nd Wushu Taolu World Cup


Otoguro Becomes Japan’s Youngest Male World Wrestling Champion

October 23, 2018

Budapest- Takuto Otoguro won the final in the men’s freestyle 65-kilogram class at the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest on Monday, becoming Japan’s youngest world champion in men’s wrestling, including the Olympics. The wrestler aged 19 years and 10 months


Table Tennis Star Fukuhara Announces Retirement

October 22, 2018

Tokyo- Table tennis star Ai Fukuhara, a four-time Olympian for Japan, announced her decision to retire from competition on her blog Sunday. “I’ve come to feel that I’ve fulfilled my mission as a player,” said the 29-year-old two-time Olympic medalist.


Fukushima City, Towns Hold Relay to Attract 2020 Olympic Flame

October 15, 2018

Iwaki, Fukushima Pref.- Some 100 children in three coastal municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, have held a torch relay to demonstrate the local communities’ bid to host the torch relay for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Local residents gave applauds


Watanabe Becomes 2nd Incumbent Japanese IOC Member

October 11, 2018

Buenos Aires- Morinari Watanabe became the second incumbent Japanese member of the International Olympic Committee in a vote in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. Watanabe, 59, president of the International Gymnastics Federation, is also the 14th Japanese IOC member since the