May 24, 2019
Tokyo–Yoshiharu Habu, a 48-year-old Japanese shogi master, Thursday tied the record number of victories in official professional games. The ninth-dan holder marked his 1,433rd victory by defeating ninth-dan Koji Tanigawa, 57, in a league match to choose the challenger for
May 23, 2019
Lausanne, Switzerland–The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board recommended Wednesday that boxing keep its place at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The board also recommended that the IOC’s recognition of the International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, be suspended because its reform
May 13, 2019
Tokyo–U.S. President Donald Trump may present a specially made trophy to the winner in the makuuchi top Japanese professional sumo division at the ongoing summer grand tournament on May 26, the final day of the competition, it has been learned.
May 9, 2019
Tokyo–Online lottery applications for tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games by people living in Japan began at 10 a.m. Thursday (1 a.m. GMT). Applications will be accepted until May 28 on the quadrennial event’s official ticketing website (https://ticket.tokyo2020.org). The
May 8, 2019
Tokyo–Prominent Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, 18, who was diagnosed with leukemia in February, posted a message Wednesday about her medical treatment, on her official website launched on the same day. In a handwritten message to her supporters, Ikee said her
May 8, 2019
NEW YORK, NEW YORK-MAY 07: Masahiro Tanaka # 19 of the New York Yankees pitches in the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium on May 07, 2019 in New York City. Jiji Press
May 5, 2019
Tokyo–The organizing committee of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan is calling on business operators in game host cities to pay attention to securing sufficient beer in preparation for the arrival of beer-guzzling fans from abroad. On the occasions
April 29, 2019
Budapest- Bronze medalists Japan’s Hitomi Sato (left) and Honoka Hashimoto celebrate with their medals on the podium on the podium after the women’s doubles final at the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships 2019 in Budapest on, Sunday, 28 April 2019.
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