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Tokyo Olympic committee shows original logo design amid dispute

August 28, 2015 - 23:17
The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday showed the original design of Kenjiro Sano's Olympic and Paralympic Games logo embroiled in a plagiarism dispute, backing the Japanese designer's claim that he did not copy a Belgian theater logo. (Kyodo)
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Japan draws up new plan for Olympic stadium

August 28, 2015 - 06:38
The Japanese government has decided on a new plan for a national stadium to be used in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (NHK)
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Super Rugby crisis looms as Japan struggles with expansion franchise

August 25, 2015 - 23:36
Super Rugby's 2016 expansion is under threat because of Japan's slow progress in recruiting players and a coach for a competitive team. (smh.com.au)
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IOC wants new Tokyo stadium by January 2020

August 25, 2015 - 13:19
The International Olympic Committee has asked the Japanese government to have the new main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games ready by January of that year. (NHK)
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Formula E race car draws crowds in Tokyo

August 25, 2015 - 06:49
Crowds flocked to central Tokyo on Sunday to catch a glimpse of a Formula E car -- a race car minus the exhaust and ear-splitting noise of its gasoline-powered counterparts. (NHK)
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Ishikawa secures PGA Tour card for next season

August 24, 2015 - 22:18
Ryo Ishikawa won next season's U.S. PGA Tour card after finishing 31st at the Wyndham Championship and placing 124th in the FedEx Cup standings on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Baseball: Ichiro passes Cobb's mark in Marlins defeat

August 16, 2015 - 23:23
Japan's Ichiro Suzuki has matched one iconic Major League Baseball hitter and is taking aim at another as he chases a historic milestone - his 3000th hit in North America. (sentinelrepublic.com)
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Golf: Japan's Iwata matches Major record with 63 at PGA

August 15, 2015 - 06:48
Hiroshi Iwata of Japan fired a 90-yard wedge from the rough on No. 18 that nearly rolled in before settling 3 feet from the cup. That tap-in par for a 63 was the best score at the PGA Championship so far and good enough to match the lowest single round ever in a major. (abcnews.go.com)
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Hopes high for karate's inclusion in 2020 Olympics

August 15, 2015 - 00:50
Although karate has failed to win Olympic inclusion three times before - for the Beijing, London and Rio Games - chances are a lot better this time for the traditional Japanese sport. (Japan Today)
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Govt. adopts basic plan for Tokyo Olympic stadium

August 15, 2015 - 00:40
Japan's government has come up with a new, cost-conscious plan to build a national stadium in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (NHK)
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Sawa's husband is former J.Leaguer

August 13, 2015 - 23:57
Homare Sawa, a midfielder on the women's national soccer team who was married on Saturday, revealed that her husband is Hiroaki Tsujikami, 38, a former J.League player. (The Japan News)
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Iwakuma becomes 2nd Japanese pitcher to throw no-hitter

August 13, 2015 - 10:08
Hisashi Iwakuma on Wednesday became just the second Japanese pitcher to throw a no-hitter in Major League Baseball, striking out seven as the Seattle Mariners blanked the Baltimore Orioles, 3-0. (Japan Today)
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Only 20 pct willing to work as volunteers for Tokyo Olympics

August 8, 2015 - 13:19
Only 20 pct of Japanese want to work as volunteers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, a Cabinet Office survey showed Saturday. (Jiji Press)
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Designer defends Tokyo Olympic emblem as original, denies plagiarism

August 5, 2015 - 09:50
Designer Kenjiro Sano categorically denied plagiarizing a Belgian theater logo when he designed the emblem for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. (Asahi)
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Belgian designer threatens legal action on logo

August 1, 2015 - 00:16
A lawyer for a Belgium-based graphic designer says his client will ask the International Olympic Committee and the Organising Committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics not to use the Games' current logo. (NHK)
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Mongolian who led the way for countrymen's domination set to retire

July 27, 2015 - 09:25
As yokozuna Hakuho rode triumphantly in the motorcade celebrating his latest sumo triumph here on July 26, much of the cheers were directed at the popular older wrestler holding his flag. (Asahi)
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Sumo: Hakuho pushes way to title No. 35

July 26, 2015 - 23:03
Yokozuna Hakuho added to his legendary status on Sunday, showing the steadiness and power that has carried him to a record number of tournament championships. (The Japan News)
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2020 Tokyo Olympics Emblems Revealed

July 24, 2015 - 22:05
Japanese organizers on Friday revealed the emblems for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Jiji Press)
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1,000-km Olympic relay to Tokyo starts

July 24, 2015 - 09:43
A 1,000-kilometer relay race has started in the northern Japanese city of Aomori, headed for Tokyo. Friday marks exactly five years before the opening of the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020. (NHK)
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Sumo: Hakuho handed first loss; four tied for lead

July 21, 2015 - 23:21
Yokozuna Hakuho threw away his sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, slipping and falling on his charge on Tuesday to suffer his first loss of the 15-day event. (Japan Times)
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