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Baseball: Ohtani to become an Angel in LA

December 9, 2017 - 21:58
The agent representing Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani has announced that the ace pitcher-and-slugger has decided to join the Los Angeles Angels in the 2018 season. (NHK)
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Police recommending indictment of sumo champ

December 6, 2017 - 22:30
Police in Tottori Prefecture will file papers with prosecutors next week on the alleged assault by former sumo grand champion Harumafuji. (NHK)
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Habu awarded all 7 lifetime shogi titles

December 5, 2017 - 22:33
Japanese professional shogi player Yoshiharu Habu has become the first person ever to win lifetime titles in all 7 major title matches. (NHK)
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Soccer: Japan drawn against Poland, Senegal, Colombia at Russia World Cup

December 1, 2017 - 23:22
Japan have been presented with a chance for revenge in their opening match of next year's World Cup finals after being drawn against Colombia, Senegal and Poland in first-round Group H on Friday. (Kyodo)
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Yokozuna Hakuho reprimanded

November 30, 2017 - 23:46
The Japan Sumo Association has reprimanded Yokozuna Hakuho for recent conduct and remarks deemed below the standards expected of a grand champion. (NHK)
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Harumafuji to retire from sumo

November 28, 2017 - 22:23
NHK has learned that Yokozuna Grand Champion Harumafuji is to retire from sumo to take responsibility for assaulting a lower-ranked wrestler. (NHK)
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Sumo advisory council recommends 'extremely harsh punishment' for Harumafuji

November 27, 2017 - 20:42
An advisory body to the Japan Sumo Association has agreed on the need for “extremely harsh punishment” to be meted out to grand champion Harumafuji over his assault of a lower-ranked wrestler, the head of the council said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Running the 6th Mt. Fuji Marathon

November 27, 2017 - 11:19
About 10,000 runners competed in long-distance races at the foot of Japan's highest peak, Mount Fuji, on Sunday. (NHK)
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Hakuho says he will tell truth about fellow wrestler's assault on Takanoiwa to rid sumo world of 'pus'

November 26, 2017 - 20:42
The grand champion who won the just-concluded autumn sumo tournament said Sunday he will "tell the truth" about a high-profile assault case involving wrestlers to rid the sumo world of "the pus." (Japan Times)
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Pot-smoking Japanese snowboarders set for Olympic reprieve

November 25, 2017 - 22:23
Two Japanese snowboarders banned last year after being found guilty of puffing marijuana could be cleared to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics, ski officials said Friday. (Japan Today)
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New Olympic, Paralympic facility opens in Tokyo

November 25, 2017 - 21:56
A new sports facility has opened in Tokyo's Chofu City. (NHK)
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Hakuho wins his 40th title

November 25, 2017 - 21:39
In professional sumo, Yokozuna Grand Champion Hakuho has clinched his 40th tournament victory in the year's last tournament in Fukuoka. (NHK)
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Sapporo prepares to make bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

November 23, 2017 - 03:03
The Japanese Olympic Committee and city of Sapporo announced Wednesday they will enter a dialogue process over a potential bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. (Japan Today)
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Sumo champion Harumafuji to be referred to prosecutors for alleged assault in drunken brawl

November 21, 2017 - 10:35
Police are set to refer sumo grand champion Harumafuji to prosecutors by the end of the year on suspicion of assaulting lower-ranked wrestler Takanoiwa in a drunken brawl, investigative sources said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Harumafuji says assault was with bare hands

November 17, 2017 - 22:43
Yokozuna Grand Champion Harumafuji has reportedly told police that he hit a lower-ranked wrestler with his bare hands, not with a beer bottle as was reported. (NHK)
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Tokyo Olympics countdown clock unveiled

November 16, 2017 - 22:19
A 3-meter-tall countdown clock for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was unveiled Thursday in the Japanese capital's Ginza district. (Kyodo)
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Harumafuji said mad at smartphone use by junior wrestler

November 15, 2017 - 21:25
Sumo grand champion Harumafuji is likely to have lost his temper at the smartphone use by a junior wrestler he allegedly assaulted in late October, informed sources said Wednesday. (Jiji)
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National Stadium to host only ball games after Olympics

November 14, 2017 - 11:06
The Japanese government decided Tuesday to use the new National Stadium, the main venue of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralymics, only for ball games in principle after the quadrennial sporting events, in order to improve profitability. (Jiji)
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Sumo Yokozuna Harumafuji suspected of assault

November 14, 2017 - 08:58
The Japan Sumo Association says it will look into allegations that Yokozuna grand champion Harumafuji assaulted a junior wrestler. (NHKん)
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Japan to be placed in lowest-level pot for World Cup draw

November 12, 2017 - 01:43
Japan will be among the lowest-tier of teams in the draw for next June’s World Cup finals after Senegal claimed a berth in the tournament on Friday. (Japan Times)
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