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Youngest winner Katsu bursts on golf scene

April 20, 2014 - 23:53
A 15-year-old amateur won the KKT Cup Vantelin Ladies in Kikuyo on Sunday, becoming the youngest-ever winner on the Japan LPGA tour. (The Japan News)
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Mizuno apologizes for ball defect in pro baseball

April 16, 2014 - 00:36
Japan's professional baseball league was facing another ball scandal Tuesday as sports equipment giant Mizuno apologized for a defect that turned the nation's top sport into a slugfest. (Japan Today)
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Soccer World Cup trophy arrives in Japan

April 10, 2014 - 22:59
The soccer World Cup trophy has arrived in Japan on an international promotion tour ahead of the start of the games in Brazil in June. (NHK)
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IOC coordination team completes Tokyo tour

April 4, 2014 - 23:17
An advance team for the International Olympic Committee has inspected Tokyo's preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games, and is happy with what they have seen. (NHK)
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Kennedy tosses opening pitch in Tokyo

March 28, 2014 - 22:51
US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has opened the Japanese professional baseball season by tossing out the first pitch of the opening game in Tokyo. (NHK)
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New Yokozuna Kakuryu practices ring ceremony

March 27, 2014 - 21:34
Sumo's newly promoted Yokozuna Grand Champion Kakuryu has practiced a ring-entering ritual wearing a new ceremonial rope belt. (NHK)
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Kakuryu to be promoted to yokozuna

March 24, 2014 - 21:59
The Yokozuna Deliberation Council on Monday decided to recommend that ozeki Kakuryu be promoted to yokozuna, a day after he won his first Emperor's Cup in Osaka. (The Japan News)
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Urawa play in empty stadium after racist sign

March 23, 2014 - 22:00
Urawa Red Diamonds drew 1-1 with Shimizu S-Pulse on Sunday in a game played in an empty stadium as punishment for a racist "Japanese only" banner put up by hardline fans that deeply embarrassed the J-League. (Bangkok Post)
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Kakuryu wins Spring tournament

March 23, 2014 - 21:56
In sumo, Ozeki champion Kakuryu won the spring tournament on Sunday with 14 wins and one loss. The Japan Sumo Association will hold a meeting of its board of directors to decide if Kakuryu should be promoted to the highest rank of Yokozuna grand champion. (NHK)
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Death sentence upheld for woman over murder of 2 men

March 20, 2014 - 23:12
A high court branch upheld the death sentence on Thursday for a former female bar employee for the murder and robbery of two men in Tottori Prefecture, western Japan, in 2009. (Jiji Press)
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Ex-Ozeki Kotooshu from Bulgaria retires

March 20, 2014 - 08:53
Former ozeki champion Kotooshu has retired from professional sumo wrestling. Born in Bulgaria, he was the first sumo wrestler from Europe to reach the sport's second-highest rank. (NHK)
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Japan football's J-League denies match-fixing

March 19, 2014 - 22:19
Japan's professional football league has said an internal probe turned up no evidence to support suspicions that a recent match was fixed, as it wrestles with an embarrassing racism scandal. (AFP)
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Soccer club penalized for 'discriminatory' banner

March 13, 2014 - 10:16
Japan's professional soccer governing body has ordered the Urawa Reds club to play a home game without spectators as a penalty for a "Japanese only" banner shown at its stadium last weekend. (NHK)
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World Cup 2014: Japan's fringe players have two months to prove their worth

March 12, 2014 - 22:33
Japan entertained New Zealand last week, racing to a 4-0 lead barely a quarter of an hour into the game, but it was all downhill after that. (
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'Japanese only' banner scandal hits J-League

March 10, 2014 - 23:03
Japan's professional soccer league said Monday it was investigating after an apparently racist banner reading "Japanese only" appeared at a weekend match. (Japan Today)
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Japan wins Paralympic gold

March 8, 2014 - 23:35
Japan celebrated a medal rush on the first day of the Sochi Paralympics on Saturday, with Akira Kano winning the men's sitting downhill and Takeshi Suzuki finishing third as Kozo Kubo took the bronze in the men's 7.5-kilometer sitting biathlon. (The Japan News)
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