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Toyota clinches 1st victory in Le Mans motor race

June 17, 2018 - 23:02
Japanese car maker Toyota won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time on Sunday. (NHK)
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Samurai Blue conduct first training session in Kazan

June 14, 2018 - 20:23
The Japan national team held its first training session at its World Cup camp in Russia on Thursday. (Japan Times)
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2020 Tokyo Olympic organizers set Y300,000 cap for ticket prices

June 13, 2018 - 00:38
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games plans to cap ticket prices at 300,000 yen ($2,720) while setting a minimum ticket price of 2,000 yen, sources familiar with the matter said late Monday evening. (Japan Today)
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Marathon held amid bear scare

June 3, 2018 - 21:57
Hundreds of runners have carried small bells to scare away bears during a marathon on a small island in northern Japan. (NHK)
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Tokyo Olympic marathon course unveiled

May 31, 2018 - 22:50
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have unveiled the course that will be used for both the men's and women's marathons. (NHK)
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1 mil. Tokyo Games tickets to be kept for children

May 31, 2018 - 00:29
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics plans to keep around 1 million tickets for school children. (NHK)
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Nihon Univ. coaches to be expelled from league

May 29, 2018 - 23:12
League officials have decided to expel 2 former Nihon University American football coaches over a dangerous foul that has made headlines in Japan. (NHK)
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Nihon University head apologizes for tackle

May 25, 2018 - 23:07
The president of Nihon University has apologized over a violent incident in an American football match earlier this month. (NHK)
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Andres Iniesta signs for Japanese club Vissel Kobe after leaving Barcelona

May 24, 2018 - 21:45
Andrés Iniesta has signed for the Japanese side Vissel Kobe after bringing down the curtain on his brilliant Barcelona career. (
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Nihon Univ. questioned by Japan Sports Agency over tackle

May 24, 2018 - 21:31
Nihon University officials were questioned by the Japan Sports Agency on Thursday about a controversial dangerous tackle by a player of the university's American football team that injured an opponent player. (Jiji)
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Ex-Nihon Univ. football coach denies instruction to inflict injury

May 24, 2018 - 00:30
Embattled former Nihon University American football top coach Masato Uchida and incumbent assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue on Wednesday denied having instructed a player of the university team to injure a rival team's quarterback. (Jiji)
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Tokyo Olympic surfing competition will take place at Chiba beach

May 22, 2018 - 22:26
Surfing at the 2020 Olympic Games will take place in the ocean and not in an artificial wave pool, according to the International Surfing Association (ISA). (Japan Today)
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Male, female judoka to have equal representation for first time at 2020 Olympics

May 22, 2018 - 22:15
The number of male and female judoka at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be equal for the first time since the sport was introduced at the Summer Games in 1964, the International Judo Federation said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Player says coaches ordered dangerous tackle

May 22, 2018 - 21:53
A college American football player who injured an opposing team's quarterback during a game in Tokyo says he was ordered by his coaches to make a controversial late tackle. (NHK)
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Police probe likely over foul in college football

May 21, 2018 - 23:08
NHK has learned that police have received a complaint about a serious foul committed during an American football match between 2 Japanese university teams. (NHK)
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Nihon Univ. head coach to resign

May 19, 2018 - 23:05
The head coach of Nihon University's American football team, Masato Uchida, has accepted full responsibility for a serious foul committed by one of his players and says he intends to resign. (NHK)
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Shogi chess player Fujii becomes youngest 7th-dan

May 19, 2018 - 00:19
Japanese teenage shogi chess sensation Sota Fujii has set a new record. The 15-year-old high school freshman has become the youngest player to achieve the rank of 7th-dan. (NHK)
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Female pro wrestler Ayako Hamada accused of using stimulant drugs

May 16, 2018 - 23:43
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a female professional wrestler over the alleged used of stimulant drugs, reports TBS News (
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2020 Tokyo Olympics organizers propose Y288,000 price cap on tickets for opening ceremony

May 15, 2018 - 23:34
The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games proposed a ¥288,000 ($2,600) cap on entry prices for the games’ opening ceremony at a ticket sales strategy meeting Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Hakuho returns with win

May 13, 2018 - 22:17
Yokozuna Hakuho didn’t look rusty, even taking time to coax his opponent to attack on Sunday’s opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan. (
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