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Japan wins gold in women's team pursuit skating

February 21, 2018 - 21:13
Japanese speed skaters have won gold in the women's team pursuit event at the PyeongChang Olympics. (NHK)
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Hanyu relied on painkillers to make it through routines

February 18, 2018 - 21:44
Figure skating star Yuzuru Hanyu said he took painkillers while competing to win the men’s singles title at the Pyeongchang Olympics, revealing that he has not yet recovered from his right ankle injury. (
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Kodaira becomes 1st Japanese woman to win speedskating gold

February 18, 2018 - 21:40
Nao Kodaira won the women's 500-meter speedskating event in the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese woman to win gold in the sport. (Jiji)
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Hanyu defends gold in men's figure skating

February 17, 2018 - 21:34
Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu has won gold in the men's figure skating in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea. (NHK)
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Shogi prodigy Fujii wins first tourney title

February 17, 2018 - 21:32
Teen shogi star Sota Fujii has clinched his first title in an official tournament. (NHK)
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Japan's Soul Stirring could be set for Royal Ascot showdown this summer

February 16, 2018 - 00:21
Having been sired by the wonder-horse Frankel, Soul Stirring was always likely to be an above average performer on the turf. (
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Kazu listed as 'world's oldest goal scorer'

February 15, 2018 - 22:36
Japanese football legend Kazuyoshi Miura has been certified as the oldest professional soccer player to score a goal in a competitive league. His fans in Japan call him 'Kazu'. (NHK)
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Shogi, go masters receive People's Honor Awards

February 13, 2018 - 21:37
Two Japanese professional players of the traditional board games shogi and go have received the country's People's Honor Award. (NHK)
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Yu Darvish agrees to six-year, $126 million deal with Cubs

February 11, 2018 - 18:56
The winter-long dance is over. Yu Darvish is joining the Chicago Cubs. (Japan Times)
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New third-party committee to investigate every Japan Sumo Association member

February 8, 2018 - 22:38
In response to successive scandals involving physical violence, the Japan Sumo Association announced Thursday that a third-party committee has convened and will question every member of the JSA. (Japan Times)
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Ex-pro wrestling star The Destroyer receives the Order of the Rising Sun

February 4, 2018 - 23:16
Former American professional wrestler The Destroyer, who garnered tremendous popularity in Japan decades ago, received the esteemed Order of the Rising Sun at a ceremony in Buffalo on Saturday, reports Nippon News Network. (
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Japanese athletes arrive in S. Korea for Olympics

February 4, 2018 - 23:08
The 132-strong main body of Japan's Pyeongchang Olympic team arrived in South Korea on Sunday. (Jiji)
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Takanohana fails to regain sumo association directorship

February 2, 2018 - 23:14
The first Japan Sumo Association director to be dismissed before the end of his term, popular sumo elder and former yokozuna Takanohana, failed to regain his spot on the board of directors on Friday. (Japan Today)
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Suntory cancels contract of ex-Wallaby Smith over alleged assault

February 1, 2018 - 23:12
Australian rugby legend George Smith will no longer play for Suntory Sungoliath after the club said Thursday it had canceled the player's contract for his alleged assault of a taxi driver late last year. (Japan Today)
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Georgia-born Tochinoshin wins first sumo title

January 27, 2018 - 22:41
A sumo wrestler from Georgia has clinched his first ever title in the sport's grand tournament. (NHK)
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Japan unveils official mascots for 2019 Rugby World Cup

January 26, 2018 - 20:55
The organizing committee for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan unveiled Friday the event's official mascots, Ren-G, based on the shishi lion-like sacred mythical creature seen in kabuki and other forms of Japanese culture. (Jiji)
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Wrestler says he wasn't driving the car

January 22, 2018 - 06:19
The Japan Sumo Association says wrestler Osunaarashi has denied allegations that he was driving a car involved in a traffic accident earlier this month. (NHK)
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Sumo wrestler caused vehicular accident

January 21, 2018 - 20:40
NHK has learned that a sumo wrestler, driving without a license, was involved in a vehicular accident earlier this month. No one was injured. (NHK)
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Sumo: Hakuho pulls out of current basho

January 18, 2018 - 21:13
Hakuho, one of three yokozuna competing in the ongoing New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, has withdrawn due to toe injuries, the Japan Sumo Association said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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Shogi sensation Fujii defeats title holder for 1st time

January 15, 2018 - 21:06
Sota Fujii, 15, the youngest professional shogi player, defeated Amahiko Sato, the holder of the Meijin title, in a quarterfinal of the 11th Asahi Cup open tournament, achieving his first victory over any title holder. (Jiji)
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