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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. (
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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. (
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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. (
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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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