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Kisenosato to become first japanese yokozuna in 19 years

19 hours 41 min ago
Kisenosato, who has the second-highest rank of ozeki in the Makuuchi top division of professional sumo, is set to become the first Japanese yokozuna top-ranked wrestler in almost two decades on Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Tennis: Nishikori falls to Federer in 5-set Australian Open battle

January 22, 2017 - 23:16
Japan's Kei Nishikori showed great resilience but eventually fell in five sets to 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday, missing out on a third straight appearance in the Australian Open quarterfinals. (Kyodo)
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Ozeki Kisenosato wins his first title

January 21, 2017 - 23:04
In sumo, Ozeki champion Kisenosato clinched his first Emperor's Cup on Saturday, the 14th day of the 15-day tournament, in Tokyo. (NHK)
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University rugby teams to be left out of national championships

January 18, 2017 - 22:15
University rugby, the traditional center of the game in Japan, will no longer have a place in the national championships, the Japan Rugby Football Union decided on Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Boy killed after unsecured soccer goal topples over

January 18, 2017 - 08:59
A 10-year-old boy in Okawa City was killed by a falling soccer goal that wasn't properly secured to the ground, school board officials said on Friday. (
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Sumo: Yokozuna trio cruise as New Year Basho begins

January 9, 2017 - 00:49
Sumo's three Mongolian yokozuna had convincing wins on Sunday as the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament got under way before Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. (Japan Times)
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Soccer star Kazu prepares for coming season

January 7, 2017 - 01:09
Japan's oldest professional soccer player says he wants to give fans an enjoyable performance in the upcoming season. (NHK)
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Kashima win Emperor's Cup to complete double

January 1, 2017 - 23:13
Kashima Antlers completed Japan's double on Sunday by beating Kawasaki Frontale 2-1 in the Emperor's Cup final. (Japan Today)
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Former slugger Kiyohara admits to using stimulants while playing

December 31, 2016 - 05:01
Fallen Japanese baseball star Kazuhiro Kiyohara, who was handed a suspended term for possessing, using and purchasing illegal drugs earlier this year, has admitted using different drugs during his playing days. (Japan Today)
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2020 Olympics to cost a maximum of 1.8 tril. yen

December 21, 2016 - 19:22
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics says the cost of hosting the Games could reach a maximum of 1.8 trillion yen, or about 15.3 billion dollars. (NHK)
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Soccer: Real Madrid beats Kashima to win Club World Cup

December 18, 2016 - 19:17
Real Madrid has claimed their 2nd FIFA Club World Cup title after defeating Japan's Kashima Antlers 4-2 in extra-time. (NHK)
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Tokyo's Koike accepts Ariake arena as Olympic volleyball venue

December 16, 2016 - 22:25
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said Friday that she has decided to accept the initial plan to build Ariake Arena in the Japanese capital's Koto Ward as the venue for volleyball matches in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. (Jiji)
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Rugby: Japan to host Australia for first time

December 15, 2016 - 22:15
Japan will host Australia on Nov. 4, 2017, in a landmark test match, the Japan Rugby Football Union and Australian Rugby Union jointly announced Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Groundbreaking ceremony held for National Stadium in Tokyo

December 11, 2016 - 22:03
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Sunday for the new National Stadium, which will be used as the main arena of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the attendance of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Jiji)
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Yokohama arena likely to be dropped for Olympic volleyball

December 8, 2016 - 21:14
The Tokyo metropolitan government is likely to give up a plan to use Yokohama Arena, an existing facility, as a venue for volleyball events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, informed sources said Thursday. (Jiji)
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Soccer: Kanazaki's two-goal performance carries Antlers to title over shocked Reds

December 3, 2016 - 21:50
Kashima Antlers claimed their record eighth J. League title after coming from behind to stun Urawa Reds 2-1 in the championship final second leg on Saturday and win on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw. (Japan Times)
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Japan may have professional table tennis league

December 3, 2016 - 21:43
Japan's table tennis governing body is planning to launch a new league with the goal of turning it professional. (NHK)
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Japan Basketball Association dismisses men's national team coach Hasegawa

December 1, 2016 - 22:42
Since his appointment two years ago, Kenji Hasegawa has firmly developed the Japan men's national team. (Japan Times)
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4-way talks agree on 2 Olympic venues

November 29, 2016 - 22:35
Leaders of 4 groups reviewing some of the venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games with an eye to cutting costs have agreed to build new facilities for 2 sports in Tokyo as initially planned. (NHK)
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