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Kodaira becomes 1st Japanese woman to win speedskating gold

February 19, 2018

Pyeongchang, South Korea- Nao Kodaira won the women’s 500-meter speedskating event in the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese woman to win gold in the sport. Kodaira, 31, marked an Olympic record time of 36.94 seconds, defeating two-time


Hanyu defends Olympic figure skating title, 1st in 66 years

February 18, 2018

Pyeongchang, South Korea- Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu won gold in men’s single figure skating in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Saturday, becoming the first man in 66 years to earn two consecutive Olympic golds in the sport. Making a stellar comeback


Sumo Wrestler Osunaarashi Fined for Unlicensed Driving

February 17, 2018

Nagano- A Japanese summary court on Friday ordered Egyptian sumo wrestler Osunaarashi to pay a fine of 500,000 yen for driving a car without a license. The 26-year-old wrestler paid the fine immediately. The order from Nagano Summary Court came


Australian Open tennis tournament

January 15, 2018

Melbourne- Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka hits a return against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber during their men’s singles first round match on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Monday, January 15, 2018. Jiji Press

Sumo Assn Suspends Top Referee for Sexual Harassment

January 14, 2018

Tokyo- The Japan Sumo Association decided Saturday to suspend the top sumo referee for three tournaments for sexually harassing a teenage referee in December last year. The decision was made at an extraordinary meeting of the association’s board held at


Takanohana dismissed as sumo assn board member

January 4, 2018

Tokyo- A powerful internal council of the Japan Sumo Association voted Thursday to dismiss stablemaster Takanohana as a member of the association’s board over former yokozuna grand champion Harumafuji’s assault on a lower-ranking sumo wrestler. The move came after the


Harumafuji fined 500,000 yen for assault

January 4, 2018

Tottori- The Tottori Summary Court ordered former sumo grand champion Harumafuji on Thursday to pay a fine of 500,000 yen for assaulting junior wrestler Takanoiwa in October last year. The order followed public prosecutors’ summary indictment last month against the


Summary indictment filed against ex-sumo champ Harumafuji

December 28, 2017

Tottori- Japanese public prosecutors filed a summary indictment against former yokozuna sumo grand champion Harumafuji on Thursday for assaulting and injuring junior wrestler Takanoiwa in late October. The Tottori District Public Prosecutors Office stopped short of seeking a trial after