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ROK court orders Tomita to pay fine

11 hours 51 min ago
South Korea's Incheon District Court on Thursday ordered swimmer Naoya Tomita to pay a fine of one million won for stealing a camera during a competition. (The Japan News)
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Sumo wrestler Terunofuji promoted to ozeki

May 27, 2015 - 09:29
Mongolian sumo wrestler Terunofuji has been promoted to ozeki, the sport's second highest rank. (NHK)
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Terunofuji breaks through for 1st Cup

May 24, 2015 - 22:48
Sekiwake Terunofuji seemed to be able to move mountains during the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo, but he was almost moved to tears when it was over on Sunday. (The Japan News)
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Sumo slap shot: 1st Canadian in 30 years joins ranks

May 19, 2015 - 23:20
Newcomer Homarenishiki wants to do more than just climb the sumo ladder of success. He also intends to learn traditional Japanese culture and someday bring it back to his mother country, Canada. (The Japan News)
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Ichiro ties Babe Ruth in MLB all-time hits list

May 19, 2015 - 07:49
Ichiro Suzuki has tied with US baseball legend Babe Ruth for 42nd place on Major League Baseball's all-time hits list. (NHK)
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Woman attempts to row alone from Japan to San Francisco

May 18, 2015 - 23:31
"There's no sail; there's no motor." Sonya Baumstein recites the mantra she'll likely be telling herself often over the next 4 to 6 months. "I'm the power; I'm the precision." (CNN)
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With time running out, Japan to scale back stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

May 18, 2015 - 22:58
Japan plans to scale back the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the government runs short of money and time, the country's sports minister said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Figure skater Asada to continue her career

May 18, 2015 - 09:55
Japanese figure skating star Mao Asada says she will be resuming her competitive career after taking a one-year break. (NHK)
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Sumo: Yokozuna rivals tied for top spot

May 17, 2015 - 01:26
Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and Harumafuji both emerged unscathed on a day of upsets in the upper ranks Saturday to stay tied for the lead heading into the second week of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
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Demolition of Tokyo's old Olympic stadium completed

May 13, 2015 - 23:40
The demolition of Tokyo's National Stadium has been completed after a series of delays, clearing the way for a new structure that will be the centerpiece of the 2020 Olympics. (Japan Today)
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Application period to add sports to 2020 Tokyo Olympics opens

May 11, 2015 - 23:08
The application period officially opened Monday to add new sports to the program for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Hakuho suffers loss on tourney's first day

May 10, 2015 - 23:32
Yokozuna Hakuho was sent to a shock defeat at the hands of big man Ichinojo on the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. (Japan Times)
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Japan routs S Korea to win Asian rugby title

May 10, 2015 - 23:30
Japan underlined their regional dominance by thumping South Korea 66-10 at home on Sunday to capture the Asian rugby championship with a game to spare. (Japan Today)
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Tennis: Nishikori wins Barcelona final

April 26, 2015 - 23:37
Kei Nishikori of Japan has won the Barcelona Open tennis tournament for 2 straight years. It was his second win of the season and his 9th career title. (NHK)
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Baseball: Suzuki breaks Oh's Japan record run total

April 26, 2015 - 06:46
Ichiro Suzuki broke Japanese career leader Sadaharu Oh's all-time runs mark during the Florida Marlins' 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday. (Kyodo)
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Surfing hopes to ride wave of popularity into Tokyo Olympics

April 26, 2015 - 00:52
Surfing, buoyed by the International Olympic Committee's Agenda 2020 reforms, is targeting a spot at the Tokyo Olympics in five years time. (Japan Today)
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National parks set trail running rules

April 19, 2015 - 21:41
Environment ministry guidelines for trail running (see below) rules have been introduced at national parks amid a growing number of problems and complaints resulting from the sport. (The Japan News)
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Meet the Canadian who's seeking stardom in Japan's sumo world

April 16, 2015 - 08:09
To say that Canada isn't a major world player in sumo wrestling is an understatement. On a Wikipedia page titled "Canadian sumo wrestlers," there are two entries-and they're just different names for the same guy. (macleans.ca)
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Golf: Matsuyama finishes fifth at Masters

April 13, 2015 - 09:32
Hideki Matsuyama turned in his best round yet at the Masters and a fifth-place finish has him setting his sights even higher at Augusta National. (Japan Times)
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More women ardently watch prowrestling matches

April 5, 2015 - 23:27
"Do it!" "Hang in there!" Cries from spectators echoed in the dimly lit venue as the packed audience watched muscular men pull fast and furious wrestling moves on each other in the ring under a spotlight. (The Japan News)
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