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New Yokozuna Kisenosato wins Emperor's Cup

March 26, 2017 - 21:51
In sumo, newly-promoted Yokozuna or grand champion Kisenosato came from behind to win his 2nd Emperor's Cup in a row. (NHK)
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Olympic golf venue to allow female members

March 20, 2017 - 21:33
A golf club designated as the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has decided to allow women to become full members. Kasumigaseki Country Club has been a male-only golf course since its opening in 1929. (NHK)
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Sumo: Injured Hakuho pulls out

March 16, 2017 - 22:32
Yokozuna Hakuho pulled out of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka after filing paperwork with the Japan Sumo Association on Thursday. (
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Skiing: Nagano's Hakuba to host World Cup Nordic combined next winter

March 16, 2017 - 22:21
The village of Hakuba in Nagano Prefecture is expected to host a World Cup Nordic combined competition next winter for the first time in 15 seasons, an informed source said Thursday. (Kyodo)
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Japan hammer Cuba to move closer to World Baseball Classic final

March 14, 2017 - 22:25
Two-time champions Japan knocked out Cuba 8-5 in the second round at the World Baseball Classic with two stunning homers by slugger Tetsuto Yamada on Tuesday, moving another step closer to the final stage. (Japan Today)
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Japanese cheerleading team wins US competition

March 9, 2017 - 20:54
A Japanese high school cheerleading team has returned home after winning a US competition for a 5th straight time. (NHK)
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Sumo: Hakuho holds the key as era of 4 yokozuna gets under way

March 8, 2017 - 22:08
The focal point of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, which begins Sunday, is whether yokozuna Hakuho can rebound from his subpar performances at recent tournaments. (
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Tokyo Games expected to bring in $280 bil.

March 6, 2017 - 22:09
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government estimates the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics will bring Japan economic benefits totaling more than 32 trillion yen, or about 280 billion dollars. (NHK)
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Coates: 2020 Olympic golf venue must be nondiscriminatory

March 2, 2017 - 23:32
The club that is set to host the 2020 Olympic golf tournament must change its policy of excluding women as full members or the event will go elsewhere, IOC vice president John Coates said Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Matsuyama moves up to fourth in world rankings

February 27, 2017 - 11:37
Hideki Matsuyama moved up a place to fourth in the world golf rankings released Sunday, matching the highest-ever position by a Japanese male player. (Japan Times)
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Asian Games: Sapporo 2017 closes in glow of sporting, hosting success

February 26, 2017 - 22:21
The Asian Winter Games drew to a close Sunday marking the end of an event which brought together some 1,200 athletes from a record 32 nations and regions for nine days of hotly contested continental competition. (Kyodo)
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Over 36.000 runners take part in Tokyo Marathon

February 26, 2017 - 21:52
More than 36,000 runners took to the streets of Tokyo on Sunday for Japan's largest marathon event. (NHK)
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Japan women clobber Kazakhstan to claim bronze medal in curling

February 23, 2017 - 22:33
Japan cruised past Kazakhstan 17-0 in the women's curling bronze-medal match on Thursday at the Asian Winter Games. (Japan Times)
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Japanese pool player gives hilarious English interview complete with PPAP reference

February 20, 2017 - 22:01
Well, there is now a new Internet sensation breaking down those stereotypes and he comes from the comparatively not-so-popular sport of professional pool. His name is Naoyuki Oi, and you may want to remember the name because it may be popping up a bit more often in the future. (
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Golf: Hideki Matsuyama aims to put Japan on top of the world

February 15, 2017 - 22:33
In Tinseltown this week there is the potential for a golfing script of which even Hollywood itself would be proud. (
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Japan starts applications for Rugby World Cup license plates

February 13, 2017 - 21:52
Japan's transport ministry said Monday it has started accepting applications for special license plates featuring the 2019 Rugby World Cup logo, aiming to build momentum for the country's hosting of the quadrennial sporting event. (Jiji)
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Yamanaka receives JBC's Boxer of the Year award

February 10, 2017 - 23:40
Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka was named the 2016 Boxer of the Year on Friday by the Japan Boxing Commission. (Japan Times)
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S. Korea, China athletes not to stay in APA hotel during Asian Games

February 7, 2017 - 21:00
South Korean and Chinese athletes will not stay at the APA Hotel & Resort in Sapporo during the Asian Winter Games that begin there later this month, apparently due to a controversial history book placed by hotel management in guest rooms. (Kyodo)
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Golf club undecided on female membership

February 7, 2017 - 20:50
A planned golf venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has yet to decide whether to allow women full membership. (NHK)
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Golf: Matsuyama wins playoff to repeat as Phoenix Open champion

February 6, 2017 - 20:19
Hideki Matsuyama beat Webb Simpson in a four-hole playoff to defend his Waste Management Phoenix Open title Sunday, claiming his fourth career U.S. tour win. (Japan Times)
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