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Fujii becomes youngest shogi player to reach 100th win

December 13, 2018 - 22:51
Sixteen-year-old shogi prodigy Sota Fujii has reached his 100th victory in official matches of the Japanese board game, becoming the youngest professional player to reach the milestone at the fastest pace in history. (Japan Today)
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Ex-sumo stablemaster Takanohana gets divorce

November 26, 2018 - 23:47
Koji Hanada, who was a sumo grand champion and stablemaster under the name Takanohana, has divorced former TV announcer Keiko, sources close to the matter said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Sumo: Komusubi Takakeisho captures 1st career championship

November 25, 2018 - 23:53
Komusubi Takakeisho won his first career championship on Sunday, the final day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo 2020 volunteers top 80,000

November 22, 2018 - 00:13
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics say applications for volunteers for the Games have surpassed the needed number of 80,000. (NHK)
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Japan to ban drone flights over 2020 Games venues

November 8, 2018 - 20:43
The Japanese government is set to ban flights of drones over and near the venues of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to prevent accidents and acts of terrorism. (NHK)
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Hakuho to skip Kyushu tournament

November 8, 2018 - 20:41
Yokozuna Hakuho will not take part in the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament that begins on Sunday as he is still recuperating from an operation on his right knee. (NHK)
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Sumo: Takanoiwa drops suit against ex-yokozuna

October 30, 2018 - 20:43
Sumo wrestler Takanoiwa has withdrawn a damages suit against former yokozuna Harumafuji, claiming he can no longer tolerate harassment of his family by his fellow Mongolians. (NHK)
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Baseball: Japan Series opener ends in 12-inning tie

October 27, 2018 - 21:33
The winner of Game 1 of the 2018 Japan Series was, well, nobody. (Japan Times)
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