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Japanese Skater Nana Takagi Wins Mass Start Gold; LS Kitami Curling Bronze

February 25, 2018

Pyeongchang, South Korea- Japan’s Nana Takagi on Saturday won a gold medal in the women’s speed skating mass start event in the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea, while LS Kitami, which took part in the Winter Games as Japan’s national


Japan claims 11th medal, record at Winter Olympics

February 22, 2018

Pyeongchang, South Korea- Japan claimed its 11th medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea on Wednesday, a record for the country in the history of the Winter Olympics. The 11 medals are made up of three golds, five silvers


Japan to mull pro baseball lottery

February 22, 2018

Tokyo- The Nippon Professional Baseball Organization will start full discussions on a proposed professional baseball lottery, informed sources said Thursday. The lottery may start as early as 2019, according to the sources. At a meeting on Wednesday in Naha, Okinawa


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