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Dog trips runner at New Year's relay race in Japan, may have cost victim's team the win

January 6, 2016 - 20:54
If we were this dog’s owner, we would be sure to keep our pet pooch securely on a leash during the upcoming Tokyo Olympics… (
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Soccer: Gamba retains Emperor's Cup title

January 2, 2016 - 02:28
In Japanese football, Gamba Osaka has retained the Emperor's Cup title by defeating Urawa Reds 2-1 in the annual tournament final. (NHK)
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Boxing: Uchiyama fends off challenge to WBA title

January 1, 2016 - 00:53
Undefeated champion Takashi Uchiyama of Japan on Thursday successfully defended his World Boxing Association super featherweight title for the 11th time, beating Nicaraguan Oliver Flores with a technical knockout. (Japan Today)
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Hakuho's sumo record title earns Guinness recognition

December 27, 2015 - 04:10
Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho's record sumo career has been recognized by Guinness World Records, the champion revealed Thursday on his blog. (Japan Times)
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Taisei, Kengo Kuma's Olympic stadium design chosen

December 22, 2015 - 06:30
Japan's government has approved a design by a group including Taisei Corporation and architect Kengo Kuma for the main stadium of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. (NHK)
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JSC panel examines National Stadium proposals

December 19, 2015 - 22:19
The Japan Sport Council examined on Saturday two technical proposals for the country's new National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (Jiji Press)
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Nadeshiko Japan icon Sawa announces retirement from soccer

December 16, 2015 - 08:02
Homare Sawa, former FIFA Women's World Player of the Year, announced her retirement from soccer on Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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