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Soccer Star Honda’s Ties with Cambodia Official Raise Concern

December 18, 2018

Bangkok–Human Rights Watch has expressed concern over Japanese soccer star Keisuke Honda’s involvement with Sao Sokha, president of the Football Federation of Cambodia and an alleged human rights violator, according to the international organization. Honda effectively serves as coach of

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Youngest Pro Shogi Player Fujii Marks 100th Win

December 17, 2018

Tokyo- Sota Fujii became the youngest pro shogi player to reach the 100th official win on Wednesday at the age of 16 years and four months. Seventh-dan Fujii established the record after winning two matches in a At The Finals

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December 13, 2018

China, Guangzhou — Kenji Momota respond to cheers by starting a white star in men’s singles. Jiji Press

December 13, 2018

Professional baseball. Contract renewal Tokyo Minato-ku–Yakult’s Ishiyama Yasuki pitcher. Jiji Press

Sumo Wrestler Takanoiwa to Retire after Assault

December 7, 2018

Tokyo–Sumo wrestler Takanoiwa plans to retire to take responsibility for his assault on a lower-ranked stablemate, it was learned Friday. Takanoiwa, 28, a rank-and-file maegashira wrestler in the highest sumo division of makuuchi, was the victim of a separate assault

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Tokyo Marathon Entry Fees to Be Hiked for Higher Security Costs

December 6, 2018

Tokyo–The Tokyo Marathon Foundation decided at an executive meeting on Thursday to raise fees for joining the annual marathon race in the Japanese capital, beginning in 2020, in order to cover higher security costs. Since a terrorist bomb attack on

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Putin Invited to Japan for 2019 World Judo Championships

December 6, 2018

Tokyo–Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has proposed Russian President Vladimir Putin visit Japan next summer during the World Judo Championships in Tokyo, an aide to Abe said Wednesday. At their meeting in Argentina last week, Abe invited Putin, who holds a

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INTERVIEW: Ohtani Voices Desire to Play in World Series

December 5, 2018

Tokyo–Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani has expressed a desire to play in the World Series, after his successful major league rookie season with the Los Angeles Angels. Speaking in an interview with Jiji Press in Tokyo on Tuesday, the two-way

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