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Yomiuri Giants pitcher Fukuda suspended for betting on baseball

October 6, 2015 - 12:04
A pitcher for the Yomiuri Giants, Japan's most popular baseball team, has been suspended for betting on games, including those involving his own team. (Japan Today)
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Japan beats Samoa to keep quarterfinal hopes alive

October 4, 2015 - 00:39
Japan kept alive its chances of reaching the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals with a comprehensive 26-5 win against Samoa in their Pool B match on Saturday. (The Japan News)
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Swallows land Central League title

October 2, 2015 - 23:08
The Tokyo Yakult Swallows wrapped up their first Central League title in 14 years with a 2-1 victory over the Hanshin Tigers in 11 innings on Friday night at Jingu Stadium. (The Japan News)
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Baseball: Akiyama breaks Murton's single-season record with 215th hit

October 1, 2015 - 23:30
Seibu Lions leadoff man Shogo Akiyama rewrote Japan's single-season hit record with his 215th and 216th hits on Thursday in a 4-1 loss to the Orix Buffaloes. (Kyodo)
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Baseball among 5 sports eyed for Tokyo Olympics

September 28, 2015 - 22:14
The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games decided during an executive board members meeting Monday to propose the addition of five sports to the 2020 Tokyo Games, including baseball/softball and karate. (The Japan News)
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Kakuryu clinches 1st tournament win as Yokozuna

September 27, 2015 - 23:36
In sumo, Yokozuna Grand Champion Kakuryu has clinched his first tournament victory since his promotion to the sport's highest rank. (NHK)
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Terunofuji suffers 1st loss

September 24, 2015 - 22:33
Through 11 days, ozeki Terunofuji had a perfect record and had won all five of his previous meetings with Tochiozan, his opponent at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. (The Japan News)
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105-year-old Japan man sets 100-meter, shot-put world records

September 23, 2015 - 22:16
A 105-year-old Japanese man established world records in the 100 meters and the shot put at a "Masters" athletic meet held in Kyoto Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Scotland run riot in second half to rout Japan 45-10 at Rugby World Cup

September 23, 2015 - 22:01
Japan were unable to make it two Rugby World Cup wins in four days as they went down 45-10 to Scotland in Pool B at Kingsholm on Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Eddie Jones leaving Japan after RWC to take Stormers job

September 22, 2015 - 08:00
Any hopes the Japan Rugby Football Union may have had of persuading Eddie Jones to change his mind about leaving Japan after the Rugby World Cup were dashed Monday with the news he had signed what is believed to be a two-year deal to coach the Cape Town-based Super Rugby side Stormers. (Japan Times)
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Golf: Ishikawa victorious at ANA Open

September 20, 2015 - 23:28
U.S. tour regular Ryo Ishikawa captured the ANA Open on Sunday by two strokes to win his 12th title on Japan's domestic JGTO tour. (Japan Times)
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Japan stuns the world, beats Springboks

September 19, 2015 - 23:47
Japan turned its first matchup with mighty South Africa into the biggest shock in Rugby World Cup history on Saturday when the 1,000-1 shots won 34-32 in injury time. (The Japan News)
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Architect Hadid gives up on new Tokyo Olympic stadium design

September 18, 2015 - 23:43
London-based architect Zaha Hadid has given up on submitting a new Tokyo Olympic stadium design in the competition following the Japanese government's decision to scrap her original plan, a spokesman for her firm said Friday. (Kyodo)
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Yokozuna Hakuho withdraws from Autumn Basho

September 15, 2015 - 09:45
Yokozuna Hakuho withdrew from the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, citing an injured left knee. (Japan Times)
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Hakuho falls for 2nd straight day

September 14, 2015 - 22:23
Hakuho was sent to his second straight shock defeat from opening day for the first time at sumo's highest rank in a loss to rank-and-filer Yoshikaze at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. (Japan Today)
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Hakuho crashes to stunning opening defeat at Autumn basho

September 13, 2015 - 23:04
Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho, the most successful yokozuna in sumo history, was handed a stunning upset defeat by komusubi Okinoumi on Sunday, the first day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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2019 Rugby World Cup chiefs refuse to rule out host nation switch

September 10, 2015 - 23:38
World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper confirmed Thursday that the 2019 Rugby World Cup could be moved to South Africa if Japan does not provide assurances by the end of this month that it will be able to successfully host the tournament. (Japan Times)
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Sumo stablemaster arrested for assaulting assistant

September 2, 2015 - 22:48
Tokyo police on Wednesday arrested sumo stablemaster Kumagatani, 45, on suspicion of assaulting a male assistant. (Jiji Press)
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Tokyo Olympic committee scraps emblems

September 1, 2015 - 06:10
The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have decided to withdraw the controversial emblems designed by Japanese art director Kenjiro Sano. (NHK)
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Tokyo Olympic committee shows original logo design amid dispute

August 28, 2015 - 23:17
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday showed the original design of Kenjiro Sano's Olympic and Paralympic Games logo embroiled in a plagiarism dispute, backing the Japanese designer's claim that he did not copy a Belgian theater logo. (Kyodo)
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