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Guinness recognizes Ichiro as global hit king

June 24, 2016 - 22:11
Japanese baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki was recognized on Friday by Guinness World Records for having the most base hits in professional baseball. (NHK)
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Tokyo assembly cancels mission to Rio Games

June 24, 2016 - 22:07
The Tokyo metropolitan assembly said Friday it will refrain from sending teams of its members to the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics. (Jiji Press)
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Japan 13-26 Scotland: Ring-rusty Scots weather early charge to comfortably win first Test

June 19, 2016 - 23:03
For Scotland, this was mission accomplished. Yet they rarely got out of second gear against an under-strength Japan side who defended ferociously and looked to raise the tempo at every opportunity. (
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Marlins celebrate Ichiro

June 18, 2016 - 23:24
The Miami Marlins held a ceremony on Friday before a home game against the Colorado Rockies to honor Ichiro Suzuki, whose recent hit gave him a combined 4,257 in Nippon Professional Baseball and Major League Baseball and pushed him past Pete Rose's all-time big league hit record. (
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Model for Tokyo Olympics main stadium completed

June 17, 2016 - 23:50
A model of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has been completed. (NHK)
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Ichiro reaches milestone in hits

June 16, 2016 - 05:09
Japan's Ichiro Suzuki has made baseball history. The Miami Marlins veteran outfielder broke the record for the most hits ever by a Major League ballplayer. (NHK)
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Cycling hill climb race on Mt. Fuji

June 13, 2016 - 10:05
Cyclists from around the world have competed in the Mount Fuji Hill Climb, considered Japan's toughest climbing race. (NHK)
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Japanese pilot wins 3rd race in world championship

June 5, 2016 - 23:06
A Japanese pilot has achieved the country's first victory in an international air race. (NHK)
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IOC acts on doping crisis; backs 5 sports for 2020 Tokyo Games

June 1, 2016 - 23:27
Olympic leaders took action on two fronts Wednesday, ramping up efforts to keep drug cheats out of the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and recommending the inclusion of baseball-softball and four other sports for the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Japan Today)
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Ex-baseball star Kiyohara given suspended term for drug use

May 31, 2016 - 08:00
A Tokyo court sentenced former Japanese baseball star Kazuhiro Kiyohara on Tuesday to two years and six months in prison, suspended for four years, for possessing, using and purchasing illegal drugs. (Japan Today)
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Horse racing: Makahiki wins Derby in tight race

May 29, 2016 - 22:28
Third-favorite Makahiki won a neck-and-neck battle against Satono Diamond to grab the Japanese Derby title on Sunday at Tokyo Racecourse, becoming the champion among this year's 3-year-old horses. (
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19-year-old becomes youngest Japanese to climb Mount Everest

May 27, 2016 - 00:06
A 19-year-old woman this week became the youngest Japanese to scale the world's highest peak, a mountaineering official confirmed Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Soccer: Urawa knocked out on penalties in ACL classic

May 25, 2016 - 23:09
Urawa Reds mounted a remarkable extra-time comeback against FC Seoul but conceded a last-minute equalizer for a 3-3 draw on aggregate, and were knocked out of the Asian Champions League on penalties 7-6 on Wednesday in a frenetic Round-of-16 encounter. (Kyodo)
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Japan accepting ideas to promote culture ahead of Tokyo Olympics

May 24, 2016 - 22:47
The Japanese government on Tuesday began receiving proposals for trial projects to showcase Japanese culture ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Jiji Press)
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Horse racing: Sinhalite captures Japanese Oaks crown

May 22, 2016 - 23:20
First-choice Sinhalite erased the painful memory of the Oka-sho with a resounding win in the Japanese Oaks on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Hakuho polishes title as Kisenosato rebounds

May 22, 2016 - 23:06
Yokozuna Hakuho capped his dominating run at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with a final-day victory over fellow yokozuna Kakuryu, finishing the tournament with a 15-0 record on Sunday at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. (
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Japan fullback Goromaru out for season with shoulder injury

May 22, 2016 - 07:36
Japan World Cup star Ayumu Goromaru faces shoulder surgery next week and will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season with the Queensland Reds, the club said Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Kisenosato falls again to hand Hakuho his 37th career title

May 21, 2016 - 13:32
Yokozuna Hakuho increased his record total of grand sumo tournament championships to 37 on Saturday, when he won the 15-day summer tourney with a day to spare. (Japan Today)
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Japanese rider, 75, loses chance to become oldest Olympian over horse's illness

May 19, 2016 - 23:15
Japanese equestrian rider Hiroshi Hoketsu, 75, is to miss out on becoming the oldest ever Olympic athlete after his horse fell ill with a cough, officials said Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Volleyball: Japan edges Thailand in controversial five-set cliffhanger

May 18, 2016 - 22:59
Japan erased a six-point deficit in the fifth set for a 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 15-13) come-from-behind victory over resilient Thailand in the women's Olympic final qualifying on Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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