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Tokyo Marathon under heavy security

February 19, 2015 - 21:44
This year's Tokyo Marathon will take place under an unprecedented level of security to guard against terrorist threats, following the recent hostage crisis involving the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group. (The Japan News)
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Ex-Yankee Kuroda returns to Japan for 80 percent pay cut

February 16, 2015 - 22:11
Former New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda returned to Japan's Hiroshima Carp on Monday after seven years in Major League Baseball and having taken a whopping 80 percent pay cut. (AFP)
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JFA: Officials not responsible for Aguirre issue

February 12, 2015 - 23:38
Japan's soccer association says its top officials were not at fault in the lead-up to the dismissal of men's national team head coach, Javier Aguirre. (NHK)
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Hakuho to receive top honor in Mongolia

February 11, 2015 - 22:35
Yokozuna Hakuho, who became the all-time record holder of the most championships after winning his 33rd career Emperor's Cup at the New Year Sumo Tournament, revealed on Wednesday he will be feted with the equivalent of Japan's People's Honor Award in his homeland of Mongolia. (Japan Times)
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McLaren and Honda 'ready for the challenge' in 2015

February 10, 2015 - 23:20
Ron Dennis has no doubts that the reformed McLaren-Honda partnership will overcome the "huge" challenge they face in the build-up to the new season and eventually go on to win World Championship again. (
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New sports for Tokyo Olympics to be decided in August 2016

February 5, 2015 - 23:18
The decision on which and how many new sports will be added to the slate for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics will be determined next year, just before the start of the Rio Games, IOC Vice President John Coates said on Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Police officers to accompany runners in Tokyo Marathon

February 4, 2015 - 23:22
Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday that it will send officers to run alongside runners at the Tokyo Marathon on Feb. 22 in a stepped-up effort to prevent terrorism. (Jiji Press)
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