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Rugby star Ayumu Goromaru has left Japan to join the world's top professional league. (NHK)
Former Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi was announced as a full-time driver oi Toyota's World Endurance Championship team on Thursday, marking his first entry into the premier class of endurance road racing. (Japan Times)
Kawasaki Frontale striker Yoshito Okubo was named the 2015 Footballer of the Year on Thursday in a poll of Japan's soccer writers. (Japan Times)
An elementary school student has died after colliding with a snowboarder at a ski resort in Kitahiroshima city in Hiroshima Prefecture.
The JGTO, along with the well-established China Golf Association, Korean Tour and Australian PGA have seen the golf market in the region muddied by a turf war between the Asian Tour and OneAsia circuits over recent years. (sbs.com.au)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested Kazuhiro Kiyohara, a former professional baseball star who played for the Seibu Lions and Yomiuri Giants, for possessing illegal stimulant drugs, Kyodo News reported late Tuesday. (Japan Times)
Ozeki Terunofuji, who pulled out of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament with a broken right collar bone and damaged meniscus in his left knee, said Tuesday he will return to the ring for the Spring Basho in March. (Japan Times)
A Belgian designer has dropped a plagiarism lawsuit concerning the now-scrapped 2020 Tokyo Olympics logo. (NHK)
Japan is home to a lot of martial arts, many of which John can not physically do. However, there's one he can - SPOCHAN! It uses air swords and doesn't require a big financial investment. Basically, that means not only will you survive a blow from a sword, you can dish them out without being arrested. (ONLY in JAPAN)
Japan's government has chosen 44 municipalities for its "host town" program to promote exchange with countries taking part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. (NHK)
Ozeki Kotoshogiku took down fellow ozeki Goeido on Sunday to win the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo for his first career Emperor's Cup, ending a 10-year title drought by Japan-born wrestlers.
Otago Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has agreed to take over as Japan coach at the end of the Super Rugby champions' 2016 season, the Dunedin-based team said on Jan. 21.
Naomi Osaka, an 18-year-old tennis player from Japan, faced a room overflowing with Japanese journalists on Tuesday after beating Donna Vekic in the first round of the Australian Open for her first-ever win at a Grand Slam tournament. (Japan Times)
Tokyo police have conducted an anti-terrorism drill, including the seizure of a suspicious drone by using an interceptor drone, ahead of the Tokyo Marathon next month. (Japan Times)
Kengo Kuma, the architect of Japan's new 2020 Olympics stadium, refuted allegations by British-Iraqi designer Zaha Hadid that his design borrowed from blueprints she made and which organizers dropped last year. (Japan Today)
Yokozuna Harumafuji suffered a setback on the second day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, falling to No. 1 maegashira Shohozan.
It was a blockbuster year for the growth of rugby union in 2015, and now it has the Google data to back it up. (sportingnews.com)
Harumafuji, the winner of November's Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, opened the first day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament with a textbook victory on Sunday. (Japan Times)
The organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Saturday picked four finalists for new emblem designs for the 2020 Games. (Jiji Press)
If we were this dogâs owner, we would be sure to keep our pet pooch securely on a leash during the upcoming Tokyo Olympicsâ¦ (rocketnews24.com)