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Tokyo Games organizers confirm courses for 2020 cycling events

October 10, 2018 - 21:49
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Games announced the routes for the Olympic individual time trial and Paralympic road race on Wednesday, finalizing the courses for all cycling events taking place in two years’ time. (Japan Times)
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Former yokozuna Harumafuji sued over 2017 assault

October 4, 2018 - 21:11
Sumo wrestler Takanoiwa filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking ¥24 million ($210,000) in damages from Harumafuji, claiming the former yokozuna’s assault last year forced him to miss matches due to injuries and caused him financial loss. (Japan Times)
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Application for Tokyo Games volunteers starts

September 26, 2018 - 21:27
The organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government have begun inviting volunteers for the events. (NHK)
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Drunk rugby player Takuma Asahara run over by car, slightly injured

September 25, 2018 - 21:37
Japan rugby international Takuma Asahara was run over by a car early Sunday, but only sustained light injuries, police said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Takanohana submits letter of resignation

September 25, 2018 - 21:28
Former yokozuna grand champion and stablemaster Takanohana has submitted a letter of resignation to the Japan Sumo Association. He says reasons for his written complaint filed to the government about one of his sumo wrestler pupils over an injury incident have been deemed groundless by the association. (NHK)
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Sumo: Hakuho wants to reward himself for making history again

September 24, 2018 - 23:10
Mongolian grand champion Hakuho said Monday he wants to give himself a treat for the feats he accomplished at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. (Kyodo)
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Osaka a role model, says former Miss Japan

September 24, 2018 - 23:08
Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka not only hit the cash jackpot with her historic U.S. Open victory -- she struck a blow for racial equality, according to a former Miss Japan. (Japan Today)
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Hakuho wins battle of yokozuna to finish Autumn Basho with 15-0 record

September 23, 2018 - 22:35
A day after securing his record-extending 41st championship, Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho closed the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 15-0 record on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Tokyo Marathon Fees May Go Up by 50 Pct from 2020

September 23, 2018 - 22:30
The organizer of the Tokyo Marathon is considering raising the fees paid by participants by 50 pct, from 10,000 yen to 15,000 yen, starting with the race in March 2020, it was learned Saturday. (Jiji)
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Rugby players asked to cover up tattoos

September 21, 2018 - 23:13
In just one year, some of the toughest athletes are set to hit the pitch in Japan for the Rugby World Cup. As the players gear up to play, they're getting some advice about adhering to local customs, including covering up their tattoos. (NHK)
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2020 Tokyo games volunteers to get 1,000 yen for transportation

September 19, 2018 - 22:38
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee adopted a plan on Tuesday to offer volunteers 1,000 yen per person a day as transportation expenses. (Jiji)
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Sapporo officially drops bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

September 17, 2018 - 21:47
The Japanese city of Sapporo has dropped its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics following a recent earthquake. (Japan Today)
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1st Japanese U.S. Open champ Osaka eyes Tokyo Olympic gold

September 13, 2018 - 23:15
Speaking to more than 100 reporters shortly after returning to Japan on Thursday morning, Naomi Osaka, who became the first Japanese tennis player to win the U.S. Open singles title for women, said she now feels the victory "sinking in." (Jiji)
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Olympic Flame to Arrive in Japan on March 20, 2020

September 12, 2018 - 23:12
The torch of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be lit on March 12, 2020, with the Olympic flame arriving in Japan on March 20, the Tokyo organizing committee said Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Sailors rap Japan for having dolphin show at World Cup opening

September 11, 2018 - 23:59
The Japanese organizer of the World Cup sailing competition has been criticized for including a dolphin show in the opening ceremony of the event, which doubles as the first test competition for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games. (Kyodo)
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Prince Akishino becomes Rugby World Cup 2019 Honorary Patron

September 11, 2018 - 00:54
Rugby World Cup 2019 has announced that Prince Akishino has accepted the request of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Organising Committee to assume the role of Honorary Patron to the tournament. (Japan Today)
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Naomi Osaka's U.S. Open victory sparks celebrations in Japan

September 9, 2018 - 22:55
Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam tennis singles title Sunday at the U.S. Open, sparking celebrations among her family and compatriots. (Kyodo)
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Osaka beats Williams to win US Open

September 9, 2018 - 05:28
Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has won the women's singles title at the US Open. She defeated Serena Williams of the United States. (NHK)
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4 Japan basketball players banned for one year for buying sex

August 29, 2018 - 23:06
The Japan Basketball Association on Wednesday decided to suspend four male professional players from official matches for one year for misconduct, including buying sex, in Jakarta earlier this month while they were participating in the ongoing Asian Games. (Jiji)
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