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Ministry deems National Stadium renovation plans unrealistic

August 19, 2014 - 22:51
The sports ministry has deemed a proposal to renovate the National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics unrealistic, because of a number of drawbacks including insufficient earthquake resistance and building regulations that prohibit the blocking of sunlight from nearby structures. (The Japan News)
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Statue of sumo legend Taiho unveiled in Russian birthplace

August 16, 2014 - 01:41
A ceremony to unveil a bronze statue of the late Japanese sumo legend Taiho was held Friday in his birthplace Poronaysk in Sakhalin, eastern Russia, a move achieved through joint efforts by the Russian city and Japanese people. (Japan Times)
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Being punched in the face by Ichiro is the best moment of this girl's life

August 15, 2014 - 02:29
Ichiro has many devout fans on both sides of the pond, some of whom have become famous themselves as super fans. (
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Tokyo govt to review plans for Olympic yacht marina

August 4, 2014 - 23:36
The Wakasu Olympic Marina is one of the envisioned new facilities whose construction plans are under review ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, sources have revealed. (The Japan News)
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Soccer: Neymar says back injury is improving during promotional trip to Japan

July 31, 2014 - 13:25
Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after the serious back injury he sustained at the World Cup. (
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Hakuho wins 30th title at Nagoya sumo tournament

July 27, 2014 - 23:08
Grand champion Hakuho defeated his Mongolian compatriot, Harumafuji, on Sunday to win his 30th career title at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, edging closer to the all-time championship record in Japan's ancient sport. (AP)
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Sumo: Kotoshogiku, Hakuho keep share of lead; Kakuryu falls

July 27, 2014 - 01:07
Ozeki Kotoshogiku has changed an improbable script into his moment of truth ahead of the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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Baseball: Rare Ichiro homer lifts Yanks

July 27, 2014 - 01:05
Derek Jeter stood on the dugout steps, stone-faced as a statue, when Ichiro Suzuki approached after rounding with the bases with his first home run since last August. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Title up for grabs after Hakuho handed loss

July 26, 2014 - 00:52
Yokozuna Hakuho suffered a stunning defeat on Friday to fall back into a three-way tie for the lead with an 11-2 record at the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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Soccer: Aguirre confirmed as Japan's next manager

July 24, 2014 - 13:39
The Japan Football Association on Thursday officially named Mexican Javier Aguirre as Japan's new national team manager. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Hakuho, upset by Goeido, falls into two-way tie for lead on Day 11

July 23, 2014 - 14:58
Sekiwake Goeido upset grand champion Hakuho to hand the Mongolian his first loss and throw the title chase at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament wide open on July 23. (Asahi)
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Sumo: Hakuho takes down Osunaarashi to remain in 3-way tie for lead on Day 8

July 20, 2014 - 11:36
Mongolia's Hakuho proved he is still the wrestler to beat by upending yokozuna-killer Osunaarashi before a standing-room-only crowd at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 20. (Asahi)
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Sumo: Egyptian wrestler Osunaarashi takes down another yokozuna

July 19, 2014 - 00:33
Sumo's first Egyptian wrestler, maegashira Osunaarashi, continued to astound on Friday, when he defeated a yokozuna opponent for the second straight day at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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Baseball: Samurai Japan announces six key players for November series against MLB stars

July 17, 2014 - 23:51
Chihiro Kaneko says he doesn't watch many MLB games and doesn't really know much about the players. He might be in store for an MLB crash course this winter. (Japan Times)
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Super Rugby to add team from Japan or Singapore

July 16, 2014 - 23:37
Either Singapore or Japan will have a team in Super Rugby in 2016 with governing body SANZAR confirming today that one of those nations will be home to the 18th team. (
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Sumo: 3 grand champions remain neck and neck on Day 3

July 15, 2014 - 23:11
Mongolian grand champions Hakuho, Harumafuji and Kakuryu continued their strong starts by winning their third-consecutive bouts to remain undefeated at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 15. (Asahi)
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Rio recognizes supporters who picked up litter

July 14, 2014 - 23:24
The environmental bureau of the State of Rio de Janeiro recently gave a certificate of commendation to Japanese Consul General Yasushi Takase in Rio de Janeiro, recognizing the Japanese supporters who collected litter at stadiums after World Cup matches in which the Japanese team played. (The Japan News)
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Ishikawa gets British Open spot after Stricker pulls out

July 9, 2014 - 03:18
World number 19 Steve Stricker will miss next week's British Open at Hoylake after deciding not to take up his exemption, organizers said in a statement on Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Golf: Ishikawa wins playoff for first victory in two years

July 6, 2014 - 23:38
Ryo Ishikawa won a playoff against Komei Oda to capture his first title on the Japan tour in two years at the Shigeo Nagashima Invitational on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Tennis: Raonic beats Nishikori to advance to Wimbledon quarterfinals

July 1, 2014 - 17:32
Milos Raonic joined Euegnie Bouchard in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon as the talented pair continued their run at the record books. (
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