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Ozeki Goeido wins 1st Emperor's Cup title

September 24, 2016 - 10:38
Ozeki Goeido captured his first Emperor's Cup title after downing sixth-ranked maegashira Tamawashi at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Chinese champ's husband leaves tap running in 'attack' on Japan

September 22, 2016 - 22:17
Chinese pingpong champion Wang Nan says her husband was right to leave the faucet running in a Japanese hotel to waste water as revenge over Japan for invading China 85 years ago. (Asahi)
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Japan marks three years until Rugby World Cup

September 21, 2016 - 23:57
It's been a year since Japan shocked the world with its stunning victory over South Africa at the Rugby World Cup in England. And ever since the Brave Blossoms' breakthrough performance, rugby has been in a far brighter spotlight. (Japan Times)
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Rio wraps up paralympics, passing flag to Tokyo

September 19, 2016 - 23:13
The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games came to a close with a festive closing ceremony on Sunday, with the Paralympic flag handed over to Tokyo, host of the 2020 Games. (Jiji Press)
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People's Honor Award to be given to Kaori Icho

September 13, 2016 - 22:16
Japan's Kaori Icho, a four-time Olympic gold medalist in women's wrestling, is to receive the People's Honor Award. (NHK)
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At U.S. Open, Japanese brands leave Nike, Adidas in the dust

September 12, 2016 - 23:16
It's called the U.S. Open, and the crowd is definitely from New York, but the clothing on the court is decidedly Japanese. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Promotion-chasing Kisenosato falls to shock defeat on first day

September 11, 2016 - 23:19
Ozeki Kisenosato's bid to reach the highest rank of yokozuna is already in jeopardy after the first day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, falling to top-ranked maegashira Okinoumi on Sunday, when yokozuna Kakuryu also suffered defeat. (Japan Times)
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115 runners stung by wasps in central Japan

September 11, 2016 - 22:29
Fire fighters in a central Japan city said that 115 people who were taking part in a marathon event Sunday were stung by wasps, but no one suffered serious allergic reactions. (Kyodo)
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Carp win Central League, end 25-year title drought

September 10, 2016 - 23:21
The Hiroshima Carp clinched the Central League title after beating the Yomiuri Giants 6-4 on Saturday at Tokyo Dome to end a long title drought. (
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Table tennis star Ai-chan marries Taiwanese boyfriend

September 8, 2016 - 22:37
Rio Games bronze medalist Ai Fukuhara, who is a national icon of Japan, has tied the knot with her Taiwanese boyfriend Chiang Hung-chieh, who is also an Olympic table tennis player, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Injured Hakuho to miss tourney

September 8, 2016 - 22:24
Yokozuna Hakuho said Thursday he will not take part in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, which starts Sunday in Tokyo, because of injuries. (
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Rio Paralympic Games: Kamiji leads Japan into arena

September 8, 2016 - 21:53
With a huge Hinomaru national flag attached to her wheelchair, 22-year-old wheelchair tennis player Yui Kamiji led the Japanese delegation into the Rio Paralympic Games opening ceremony on Wednesday. (
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Tennis: Nishikori beats Murray in 5-set thriller to reach U.S. Open semis

September 8, 2016 - 04:02
Kei Nishikori battled past world No. 2 Andy Murray 1-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in a nearly four-hour duel Wednesday to advance to the semifinals at the year's last Grand Slam event. (Kyodo)
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Soccer: Japan down Thais to post 1st win of final World Cup q'fying

September 6, 2016 - 21:45
Japan got their World Cup qualifying final-round campaign up and running by beating Thailand 2-0 in Bangkok on Tuesday night for their first win in Asian zone Group B. (Kyodo)
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Rakuten's revamped stadium amuses visitors

September 6, 2016 - 21:18
The changing fortunes of a pro baseball team might make the fans feel at times like they're on a roller coaster. Those watching the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles play at their home stadium could feel they were actually at an amusement park. (
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Japan investigators say no bribery in Tokyo Olympic payment

September 1, 2016 - 23:08
An investigation into a payment made during Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics has found no evidence of bribery. (BBC)
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Soccer: Japan crash to defeat against UAE in World Cup qualifier

September 1, 2016 - 22:37
Japan's hopes of exacting revenge on the United Arab Emirates for last year's Asian Cup quarterfinal loss were shattered on Thursday as Vahid Halilhodzic's men crashed to a 2-1 defeat in their Group B opener in the final round of qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup. (Kyodo)
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Tokitenku accepts retirement due to cancer battle

August 29, 2016 - 23:21
Longtime maegashira Tokitenku said Monday that balancing cancer treatments and sumo wrestling proved to be too difficult. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo Olympic officials find hints, warnings in Rio

August 22, 2016 - 23:31
Organizers for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo are taking a close look at Rio's successes and shortcomings this year, hoping to glean solutions to the Japanese capital's own cost and space challenges. (Nikkei)
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ATHLETICS / Arai ambles down historic path for Japan

August 20, 2016 - 21:07
With each step he took - not withstanding his little bump with a competitor - Hirooki Arai walked closer and closer into Japanese Olympic history. (
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