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Japan’s World Cup Progress Stirs Up Mixed Feelings among Supporters

July 1, 2018

Volgograd, Russia- Supporters of Japan’s national soccer team revealed mixed feelings when they saw the team, nicknamed Samurai Blue, advance to the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after “willfully” losing its final Group H match with

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Japan Reaches World Cup Last 16 despite Defeat to Poland

June 29, 2018

Volgograd, Russia- Japan narrowly progressed to the last 16 at the FIFA World Cup in Russia despite its 1-0 defeat to Poland in their final match in Group H on Thursday. It is the third time for the Samurai Blue

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IOC’s Bach May Meet with Abe in Tokyo over N. Korea

June 22, 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Thursday indicated the possibility of having talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe mainly on North Korea. Speaking to some media organizations, Bach said such a meeting may be held when

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2020 Tokyo Games to Be Fully Powered by Renewable Energy

June 22, 2018

Tokyo- The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee aims to fully power the games with renewable energy under its plan to help realize a sustainable society through the quadrennial events. The electricity used at all venues will be derived

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Japan defeats Colombia in World Cup opener

June 20, 2018

Japan beat Colombia 2-1 in their Group H opening match at the FIFA World Cup in Russia on Tuesday. The Samurai Blue became the first Asian team to win a World Cup game against a South American side. Japan was

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Toyota Wins Le Mans 24 Hours on 20th Try

June 18, 2018

Le Mans, France- Toyota Motor Corp. has finally won the Le Mans 24 Hours race, an achievement that came at the Japanese automaker’s 20th attempt to grab the prestigious endurance competition title. Moreover, Toyota Gazoo Racing’s two TSO50 hybrid cars

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Shigakkan Univ. Wrestling Coach Sakae Fired

June 18, 2018

Tokyo- Shigakkan University said Sunday it has fired Kazuhito Sakae as head coach of the Japanese university’s wrestling team. The dismissal came as no improvement has been seen in his coaching attitude, said Kuniko Tanioka, president of the university, based

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Japan Gender Equality Report Highlights Female Athlete Health

June 15, 2018

Tokyo- The Japanese government took up health problems female athletes face, such as amenorrhea and osteoporosis, in an annual gender equality report released Friday. The white paper said 16.7 pct of the surveyed female collegiate athletes who play gymnastics, rhythmic

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