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New Miami Marlin Ichiro Suzuki makes it official in Japan

January 29, 2015 - 11:27
The Marlins handed Ichiro Suzuki a uniform bearing the No. 15 - the reverse of his cherished No. 51. He laughed. So did everyone in Japan when he joked about it. ()
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Nishikori exits Australian Open after quarterfinal loss to Wawrinka

January 28, 2015 - 08:25
Defending Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka avenged his only career loss to Kei Nishikori on Wednesday, when the Swiss No. 4 seed advanced to the semifinals with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) win. (Japan Times)
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NTT is first domestic sponsor for Tokyo Olympics

January 26, 2015 - 23:25
Japanese communications giant NTT has been appointed by Tokyo Olympic organizers as the first domestic sponsor for the 2020 event. (NHK)
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Hakuho finishes off New Year tourney with perfect 15-0 record on Day 15

January 25, 2015 - 11:06
With his record-setting 33rd Emperor's Cup already in the bag, yokozuna Hakuho added a perfect 15-0 finish to his accomplishments on the final day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on Jan. 25. (Asahi)
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Tennis: Nishikori advances to 4th round at Australian Open

January 25, 2015 - 02:57
World No. 5 Kei Nishikori of Japan advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a four-set victory over American Steve Johnson on Saturday. (Kyodo)
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Sumo has 1st 15-day sellout in 18 years

January 25, 2015 - 02:36
The ongoing New Year Grand Sumo Tournament is certain to be declared sold out on all 15 days, the first time this has happened at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan in 18 years. (The Japan News)
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Hakuho bests legendary Taiho's record with 33rd career championship

January 23, 2015 - 14:40
Yokozuna Hakuho won his 33rd career championship on Friday with two days to spare at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, surpassing the record of 32 titles he shared with sumo legend Taiho. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Hakuho maintains two-win cushion on Day 12

January 22, 2015 - 14:04
Yokozuna Hakuho took another step toward a history-making 33rd Emperor's Cup on Jan. 22 when he overpowered Kotoshogiku to stay undefeated and in the sole lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. (Asahi)
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Sumo: Hakuho moves step closer to history as Harumafuji falters on Day 11

January 21, 2015 - 14:37
Yokozuna Hakuho overpowered ozeki Goeido on Jan. 21 to open a comfortable two-win cushion when his nearest rival, yokozuna Harumafuji, was upset at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. (Asahi)
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Bowling makes pitch to join 2020 Olympics

January 19, 2015 - 14:17
The head of the world bowling association has made a pitch for bowling to be included in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Soccer: Japan rides Honda into driver's seat

January 17, 2015 - 02:54
Japan moved a step closer to the knockout stage of the Asian Cup on Friday, beating Iraq 1-0 courtesy of a first-half Keisuke Honda penalty. (The Japan News)
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Court accepts match-fixing claim involving Japan manager Aguirre

January 14, 2015 - 23:13
A Valencia court has accepted a claim filed by Spanish prosecutors alleging Japan manager Javier Aguirre and 40 others were involved in fixing a match between his former club Real Zaragoza and Levante in 2011, according to reports on Wednesday out of Spain. (Japan Times)
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Swimmer Tomita appears in S Korean court on camera theft charge

January 12, 2015 - 23:55
Disgraced Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita appeared in a South Korean court Monday on charges of stealing a journalist's camera at the Asian Games in September. (Japan Today)
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Sumo: Hakuho impresses on opening day

January 11, 2015 - 20:11
Yokozuna Hakuho launched his bid to seize sole possession of the record for all-time championships with a technically sound if not dominant win over Tochiozan on the first day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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College athlete wins 'luckiest man' shrine race

January 10, 2015 - 05:00
A college athlete has won the annual "luckiest man" race at a shrine in Nishinomiya, western Japan. (NHK)
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Chinese badminton player under fire for Japanese sponsorship

January 9, 2015 - 00:11
Chinese badminton player Lin Dan, who won gold medals in singles matches at the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, has come under fire for signing a sponsorship deal with Japanese sports equipment maker Yonex Co. (Jiji Press)
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Olympic village to be 1st 'hydrogen town'

January 6, 2015 - 00:31
The Tokyo metropolitan government has decided that the Athletes' Village for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made into a "hydrogen town" where electricity and hot water are supplied through hydrogen energy, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (The Japan News)
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Soccer: Japan coach Aguirre denies involvement in match-fixing

December 27, 2014 - 23:29
Embattled Japan coach Javier Aguirre on Saturday vehemently protested his innocence over match-fixing charges that have been leveled at him in Spain. (Kyodo)
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Wrestler Yoshida captures 12th national title, runs winning streak to 102 matches

December 23, 2014 - 23:58
Women's 53-kg wrestling world champion Saori Yoshida defeated Chiho Hamada at the national championships on Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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JFA braces as Aguirre named in Spanish match-fixing complaint

December 16, 2014 - 21:53
Japan manager Javier Aguirre was named Monday by Spain's anticorruption prosecutor for alleged match fixing in a 2011 game in the country's top-flight soccer league. (Kyodo)
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