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Boxing: Takayama to make title defense on New Year's Eve

November 24, 2015 - 21:40
IBF minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama said Tuesday that he will make his third title defense on New Year's Eve against Mexican Jose Argumedo. (Japan Times)
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Online submissions begin for new Olympic logos

November 24, 2015 - 11:05
The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has begun accepting submissions for the events' new emblems. (NHK)
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Sumo: Harumafuji wins Kyushu title despite final-day defeat

November 22, 2015 - 22:42
Mongolian grand champion Harumafuji captured his seventh career title on his comeback from injury, despite a final-day defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. (Japan Today)
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Hakuho suffers first tournament defeat

November 20, 2015 - 22:39
Harumafuji leveled the playing field on Friday, upstaging fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho with a make-or-break leap on his initial charge to leave them both with 12 wins with two days remaining in the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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Ex-yokozuna Kitanoumi dies at 62

November 20, 2015 - 22:22
Japan Sumo Association Chairman Kitanoumi died of multiple organ failure resulting from rectum cancer at a Fukuoka hospital in southwestern Japan at 6:55 p.m. Friday (9:55 a.m. GMT). He was 62. (Jiji Press)
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Japan seeks record number of golds in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

November 17, 2015 - 21:22
The Japanese government told the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Tuesday that Japan will seek to win a record number of gold medals for the country in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Jiji Press)
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Entry form downloads for Tokyo Olympic emblems top 52,000

November 12, 2015 - 22:14
The entry form for submitting new emblem proposals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has been downloaded more than 52,000 times, organizing committee officials said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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'King Kazu' to play on for another year in J.League

November 11, 2015 - 22:42
Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura will extend one of soccer's longest professional careers by another 12 months after the 48-year-old agreed a new deal with Yokohama FC on Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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3 Yomiuri Giants pitchers banned indefinitely for gambling on baseball

November 10, 2015 - 22:08
Nippon Professional Baseball has banned three Yomiuri Giants pitchers indefinitely after they were found to have bet on baseball games. (Japan Today)
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Japanese boat racing turns to fantasy sports to boost fanbase, may have turned too far

November 10, 2015 - 21:58
Despite being one of the few legal forms of gambling in Japan, boat racing (kyotei) is not enjoyed by most people. (
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Japan beats Hong Kong at Asia Rugby sevens to seal Rio berth

November 8, 2015 - 22:03
Japan booked Asia's berth at the 2016 Rio Olympics rugby sevens competition defeating arch-rivals Hong Kong 24-10 in a gripping final at the Asia Rugby Sevens qualifying tournament on Sunday. (AP)
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Sumo: Hakuho marks return with win; Kakuryu upset

November 8, 2015 - 21:54
Mongolian grand champion Hakuho marked his return to the raised ring in style with a comfortable win over komusubi Tochinoshin on Sunday, the first day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Today)
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Ainu group unhappy with baseball team's banner at Chitose airport

November 8, 2015 - 21:49
The Ainu Association of Hokkaido, a group made up of the indigenous people in the prefecture, plans to express displeasure over a banner ad displayed at New Chitose Airport south of Sapporo by professional baseball team Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, it has been learned. (Japan Times)
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Goromaru to play for Super Rugby club

November 4, 2015 - 21:52
An Australian Super Rugby club says Japanese star Ayumu Goromaru will join the team for the 2016 season starting in February. (NHK)
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Japan's Fame Game draws middle barrier for Melbourne Cup

November 1, 2015 - 22:39
Japan's pre-post Melbourne Cup favorite Fame Game drew a middle barrier for Australia's biggest horse race this week at Flemington. (Japan Today)
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Kashima Antlers win Nabisco Cup title

October 31, 2015 - 23:17
The Kashima Antlers won the Nabisco Cup soccer final at Saitama Stadium on Saturday by defeating Gamba Osaka 3 to 0. (NHK)
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Gymnastics: Uchimura wins record 6th straight all-around world title

October 31, 2015 - 23:14
Japan's Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura extended his record of consecutive men's gymnastics all-around titles to six at the world championships in Glasgow on Friday. (Kyodo)
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Jones says Japan needs to develop more rugby talent

October 30, 2015 - 23:32
Eddie Jones says Japan needs to develop rugby at the grassroots level in order to build on its surprising success at the Rugby World Cup. (Japan Today)
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Shizuoka cops: Yamaguchi-gumi member took NPB playoff bets

October 30, 2015 - 07:15
Amid a growing crackdown on sports gambling, Shizuoka Prefectural Police revealed on Thursday that a member of an affiliate gang of the Yamaguchi-gumi took bets on Nippon Professional Baseball playoff games, reports Nikkan Sports (Oct. 29). (Tokyo Reporter)
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A woman's place is in the sumo ring

October 28, 2015 - 00:37
The teenage girl remembers how much fun it was to beat boys who were much bigger than her. And now she is fanatical about fighting. (Asahi)
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