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JFA braces as Aguirre named in Spanish match-fixing complaint

December 16, 2014 - 21:53
Japan manager Javier Aguirre was named Monday by Spain's anticorruption prosecutor for alleged match fixing in a 2011 game in the country's top-flight soccer league. (Kyodo)
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Japan coach Aguirre names 23-man squad for Asian Cup

December 15, 2014 - 22:45
Japan coach Javier Aguirre opted for experience Monday when he named his 23-man squad for next month's Asian Cup, where the defending champion will be bidding for a record fifth title. (Japan Today)
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Japan national volleyball team member arrested for theft

December 14, 2014 - 22:57
A member of the Japanese national men's volleyball team has been arrested for theft. (Japan Today)
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South Korea won't share 2018 Games with Japan

December 13, 2014 - 23:26
South Korea said on Friday that it had no intention of sharing some of its 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games with its historic rival Japan, rejecting an International Olympic Committee suggestion for cost-cutting. (
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Rugby: Japan smoker free to play

December 10, 2014 - 11:36
Christian Loamanu, who tested positive for cannabis five years ago, has had his indefinite ban for playing rugby in Japan lifted. (
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IOC approves flexible Olympic sports program; Baseball, softball get chances to be included in Tokyo Games

December 8, 2014 - 21:51
The IOC has approved plans for a more flexible sports program, a move that could lead to the inclusion of baseball and softball at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (The Japan News)
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Kenya's Makau wins Fukuoka Intl. Marathon

December 7, 2014 - 22:10
Kenyan runner Patrick Makau won the Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship on Sunday. (NHK)
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Nagano could host 2018 Olympic events

December 7, 2014 - 22:02
The IOC is urging South Korean organizers of the 2018 Winter Games to move bobsled and luge events to another country to save money, according to an IOC official with knowledge of the situation. (Japan Times)
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Matsuzaka returns to Japan to pitch for Softbank

December 6, 2014 - 03:48
Daisuke Matsuzaka has signed a contract with the Softbank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League after eight years in Major League Baseball. (Japan Today)
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Japan Basketball Assn board members will resign

December 3, 2014 - 22:34
The board members of the Japan Basketball Association will resign en mass to deal with an organizational problem they face. (NHK)
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Sapporo announces bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

November 27, 2014 - 14:51
The city of Sapporo in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido has officially announced its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. (NHK)
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Japan Basketball Association suspended by FIBA

November 26, 2014 - 22:29
Basketball's international governing body has suspended the Japan Basketball Association's membership after it failed to meet a deadline for unifying two domestic leagues. (NHK)
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Mongolian Hakuho equals sumo record

November 23, 2014 - 21:46
Mongolian Hakuho tied sumo legend Taiho's record of 32 Emperor's Cup wins on Sunday to send shockwaves through Japan's ancient sport. (SBS)
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Japan rugby official hails Super Rugby entry

November 21, 2014 - 23:52
Japan's formal entry into an expanded Super Rugby competition in 2016 will provide a shot in the arm for the game across Asia, according to the country's top rugby official. (Japan Today)
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Hakuho takes sole lead after Kakuryu falls at Kyushu tourney on Day 13

November 21, 2014 - 23:35
Yokozuna Hakuho's hopes of a record-tying 32nd championship title got a big boost at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Nov. 21 as Harumafuji drove Kakuryu out of the ring--and out of the lead--in the first yokozuna showdown of the competition. (Asahi)
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Osaka could host some of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

November 19, 2014 - 22:23
It appears some of the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games slated for Tokyo might actually be held in Osaka. (NHK)
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Soccer: Japan beats Australia 2-1 in Osaka

November 18, 2014 - 22:55
Yasuyuki Konno and Shinji Okazaki scored second-half goals Tuesday to give Japan a 2-1 win over Australia in an Asian Cup warm-up match. (Japan Today)
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Ski jumper Takanashi sets Guinness world record

November 17, 2014 - 22:02
Japanese ski jumper Sara Takanashi has set a Guinness World Record with her total of 24 wins in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup. The figure is the highest for a female jumper. (NHK)
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Tennis: Nishikori defeats Murray in the World Tour Finals

November 10, 2014 - 22:32
Japan's Kei Nishikori has defeated Britain's Andy Murray 2-0 in his first match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London. (NHK)
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Sumo: Harumafuji tames Ichinojo in Kyushu opener

November 9, 2014 - 22:29
Injury-hit yokozuna Harumafuji gave overnight sensation Ichinojo a rude awakening, thrashing his opponent in a sumo clinic on the opening day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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