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Naomi Osaka becomes world no. 1 in women’s tennis

January 28, 2019

Melbourne, Australia–Naomi Osaka of Japan ascended to the world’s No. 1 position in women’s singles tennis on Monday, becoming the first player from Asia to earn the status in either men’s or women’s tennis. She climbed to the top spot


Excerpts from Interview with Ski Jumper Kobayashi

January 21, 2019

London–Following are excerpts from a Jiji Press interview with Japanese ski jumping star Ryoyu Kobayashi held in the Italian ski resort of Val di Fiemme on Jan. 10: Question: You won the overall Four Hills Tournament title with a grand


Pacquiao beats Broner in unanimous decision

January 20, 2019

Senator Manny Pacquiao retained his world welterweight title after winning via a unanimous decision against American Adrien Broner at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The 40-year old fighting senator on Sunday (Manila time) won all three judges’ scorecards 117-111,


Ski jumping star Kobayashi happy with key competition victory

January 18, 2019

Val di Fiemme–Japanese ski jumping sensation Ryoyu Kobayashi, who became the third person ever to win an overall victory with a “grand slam” in the prestigious Four Hills Tournament, has expressed joy over the feat, in an exclusive interview with


Olympic Wrestling Champ Yoshida Announces Retirement

January 9, 2019

Tokyo–Saori Yoshida, a three-time Olympic gold medalist in women’s wrestling, announced her retirement from competition on Tuesday. “I decided to end my 33-year career as wrestler,” Yoshida, 36, said in a Twitter post. Yoshida, known for her high-speed tackles, garnered


Kei Nishikori won the tennis Brisbane international men’s singles (Brisbane current affairs)

January 7, 2019

Kei Nishikori won the tennis Brisbane international men’s singles (Brisbane current affairs). Jiji Press

Osaka Girl to Become Youngest-Ever Pro Go Player at Age 10

January 7, 2019

Tokyo–Elementary school fourth-grade girl Sumire Nakamura is set to become the youngest professional “go” player on April 1 at the age of 10, the Nihon Ki-in, a Japanese association for the traditional board game, said Saturday. The girl, now 9


Shogi Master Habu Goes Titleless for 1st Time in 27 Years

December 23, 2018

Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Pref.- Yoshiharu Habu, a 48 – year – old Japanese shogi master, on Friday lost his Ryuo title to 31 – year – old challenger Akihito Hirose, leaving him without a major shogi Title For The First Time