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Mongolian who led the way for countrymen's domination set to retire

July 27, 2015 - 09:25
As yokozuna Hakuho rode triumphantly in the motorcade celebrating his latest sumo triumph here on July 26, much of the cheers were directed at the popular older wrestler holding his flag. (Asahi)
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Sumo: Hakuho pushes way to title No. 35

July 26, 2015 - 23:03
Yokozuna Hakuho added to his legendary status on Sunday, showing the steadiness and power that has carried him to a record number of tournament championships. (The Japan News)
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2020 Tokyo Olympics Emblems Revealed

July 24, 2015 - 22:05
Japanese organizers on Friday revealed the emblems for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Jiji Press)
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1,000-km Olympic relay to Tokyo starts

July 24, 2015 - 09:43
A 1,000-kilometer relay race has started in the northern Japanese city of Aomori, headed for Tokyo. Friday marks exactly five years before the opening of the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020. (NHK)
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Sumo: Hakuho handed first loss; four tied for lead

July 21, 2015 - 23:21
Yokozuna Hakuho threw away his sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, slipping and falling on his charge on Tuesday to suffer his first loss of the 15-day event. (Japan Times)
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Rugby body researching new venue for World Cup

July 18, 2015 - 01:47
Japan's organizing committee for the 2019 Rugby World Cup plans to consult with relevant organizations to choose a substitute venue for the projected national stadium in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Ando 'surprised' by high cost of stadium

July 16, 2015 - 23:25
World-famous architect Tadao Ando was astonished to learn that the design he chose for the new National Stadium would cost ¥252 billion to build, he said at a press conference Thursday, where he spoke for the first time since the swelling cost became an issue. (The Japan News)
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New stadium puts govt on defensive / Cost of Olympic venue questioned by LDP members

July 15, 2015 - 22:56
The government is making an all-out effort to calm the tense situation surrounding the construction plans for the new National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (The Japan News)
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Sumo: Terunofuji holds off Ikioi to stay unbeaten

July 13, 2015 - 13:01
Terunofuji rolled to his second win as ozeki with victory over third-ranked maegashira Ikioi at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. (Japan Times)
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Ichiro ends career-worst hitless streak after 29 at-bats

July 9, 2015 - 23:57
The Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki finally snapped his career-worst hitless streak on Wednesday, hitting a single in his second plate appearance during his team's 6-3 defeat to the Boston Red Sox. (Japan Times)
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Soccer star Ronaldo is at it again, now starring in ad for weird Japanese ab device

July 8, 2015 - 12:28
There are a lot of things about Cristiano Ronaldo that we know to be true. He is objectively a very attractive man. He is objectively a fantastic soccer player. He objectively very rich. He is - and we say this without irony - "big in Japan." He is objectively in great shape. (
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U.S.A. 5 – Japan 2: Women's World Cup Final 2015

July 6, 2015 - 00:12
The United States dominated the first half. Japan will have to do something amazing to even make it close. (
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United States v. Japan: Preview - Women's World Cup Final

July 4, 2015 - 23:38
On Sunday, July 5 2015, the United States and Japan will battle for the championship in the World Cup Final soccer match. Contest time: 6 p.m. central/7 p.m. eastern. Read any preview for the Women's World Cup final between the United States and Japan, and you will see words like revenge, retribution, or payback. (
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Fans in Japan cheering for Nadeshiko

July 2, 2015 - 06:48
Football fans in Japan are celebrating the victory of the women's national football team over England to advance to the World Cup final. (NHK)
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Japan beats England to reach Women's World Cup final

July 2, 2015 - 06:40
Reigning champions Japan will meet the United States in the Women's World Cup final for the second tournament in a row after a 2-1 defeat of England on Wednesday, victory coming after a cruel and unlucky injury-time own goal from Laura Bassett. (Kyodo)
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New national stadium to cost 2 billion dollars

June 29, 2015 - 09:55
Japan's sports minister Hakubun Shimomura says the reconstruction of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will cost 2 billion dollars, 700 million dollars more than the initial estimate. (NHK)
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New Natl Stadium to be built with initial design

June 24, 2015 - 22:19
The government is poised to sign a contract with two major general contractors for the construction of the new National Stadium, which will be the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, with no changes made to the original plan, it has been learned. (The Japan News)
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8 Sports advance to final selection for 2020 Olympics

June 22, 2015 - 10:36
Eight sports including baseball and softball are now set to advance to the final selection process for addition to the program of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics under the host city's initiative. (Jiji Press)
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Soccer: Japan held to scoreless draw by 154th-ranked Singapore

June 16, 2015 - 22:49
Japan got its 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign off to an embarrassing start after being held to a 0-0 home draw by Singapore on Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Murofushi calls ends to 20-year national title streak

June 15, 2015 - 23:30
Koji Murofushi said Monday he will not take part in the national championships at the end of June, putting an end to his 20 straight titles in men's hammer throw. (Japan Times)
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