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Japan Basketball Association dismisses men's national team coach Hasegawa

December 1, 2016 - 22:42
Since his appointment two years ago, Kenji Hasegawa has firmly developed the Japan men's national team. (Japan Times)
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4-way talks agree on 2 Olympic venues

November 29, 2016 - 22:35
Leaders of 4 groups reviewing some of the venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games with an eye to cutting costs have agreed to build new facilities for 2 sports in Tokyo as initially planned. (NHK)
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Olympic venues on table at 4-way talks

November 29, 2016 - 06:07
Officials of 4 groups preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are studying proposals to relocate some venues. (NHK)
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Sumo: Kakuryu caps finale with victory

November 27, 2016 - 23:34
Yokozuna Kakuryu, who clinched his third Emperor's Cup on Saturday, beat fellow yokozuna Harumafuji to cap the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in the final bout of the year on Sunday at Fukuoka Kokusai Center. (
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Sumo: Yokozuna Kakuryu clinches 3rd title

November 26, 2016 - 23:29
In sumo, Yokozuna Grand Champion Kakuryu has won his 3rd career championship. (NHK)
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Volleyball federation seeks new arena for Tokyo Olympics

November 25, 2016 - 23:12
FIVB General Director Fabio Azevedo asked Friday for the construction of the envisaged Ariake Arena in the Tokyo Bay area to proceed as planned as the venue for volleyball matches at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (Jiji)
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High school baseball federation proposes letting girls participate in practice sessions at Koshien

November 24, 2016 - 23:13
The Japan High School Baseball Federation (Koyaren) has submitted a proposal to allow girls to take part in baseball practice sessions at Koshien. (Japan Today)
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Wales beats Japan 33-30 in rugby with late dropped goal

November 19, 2016 - 23:13
Wales dropped a goal with nine seconds remaining to snatch a 33-30 win over Japan in a rugby thriller in Cardiff on Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Head of baseball-softball body visits Fukushima

November 19, 2016 - 22:55
The head of the world governing body for baseball and softball has visited Fukushima Prefecture to inspect possible venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. (NHK)
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Soccer: Japan beats Saudi Arabia

November 15, 2016 - 21:18
Japan's national soccer team has beaten Saudi Arabia 2-1 in a qualifier for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (NHK)
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Osako braces Samurai Blue in rout

November 13, 2016 - 03:54
Striker Yuya Osako struck twice in his first Japan game in about 17 months to help the Samurai Blue thump Oman 4-0 in Friday's warmup for the key Asian qualifier match for the 2018 World Cup. (
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Making Tokyo Olympic medals from recycled metals

November 11, 2016 - 23:38
Japanese telecom giant NTT plans to take part in a campaign to make medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics out of metal from recycled electronic devices. (NHK)
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Tokyo to accept refund from Olympic organizers

November 11, 2016 - 23:36
The governor of Tokyo says her administration will accept the return of millions of dollars it contributed to the organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (NHK)
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Japan's football players too respectful, says coach

November 4, 2016 - 01:48
The national football team of Japan need to stop being so respectful and start being more aggressive, if they want to get anywhere in the World Cup. (
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Golf: Matsuyama wins first WGC title

October 30, 2016 - 21:19
Hideki Matsuyama has become the first Japanese player to win a World Golf Championship title. Only a selected number of top golfers compete in the series. (NHK)
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Baseball: Nippon Ham Fighters win Japan Series title

October 29, 2016 - 23:53
In Japanese professional baseball, the Nippon Ham Fighters have beaten the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in the Japan Series. It is the Fighters' third title and the first in 10 years. (NHK)
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Baseball: Nishikawa grand slam sends Fighters to Hiroshima with 3-2 Japan Series lead

October 27, 2016 - 22:26
Haruki Nishikawa's two-out sayonara grand slam moved the Nippon Ham Fighters to within one win of their first Japan Series championship since 2006 on Thursday in a 5-1 Game 5 victory over the Hiroshima Carp at Sapporo Dome. (Japan Today)
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Baseball: Carp sink Fighters to take 2-0 Japan Series lead

October 23, 2016 - 20:44
Hiroshima Carp fans might have gone home feeling that a little can sometimes go a long way after Game 2 of the Japan Series. Their Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters counterparts, however, head back to Sapporo thinking that snowballs have a nasty tendency to start avalanches. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo Games to mark turning point for Japan: IOC's Bach

October 20, 2016 - 18:28
Visiting International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Thursday expressed confidence that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be a "transformational moment" for Japan and its capital. (Jiji)
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Wrestler Kaori Icho receives People's Honor Award

October 20, 2016 - 18:23
Japanese 4-time Olympic gold medalist in women's wrestling, Kaori Icho, has received the People's Honor Award. (NHK)
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