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Ando 'surprised' by high cost of stadium

July 16, 2015 - 23:25
World-famous architect Tadao Ando was astonished to learn that the design he chose for the new National Stadium would cost ¥252 billion to build, he said at a press conference Thursday, where he spoke for the first time since the swelling cost became an issue. (The Japan News)
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New stadium puts govt on defensive / Cost of Olympic venue questioned by LDP members

July 15, 2015 - 22:56
The government is making an all-out effort to calm the tense situation surrounding the construction plans for the new National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. (The Japan News)
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Sumo: Terunofuji holds off Ikioi to stay unbeaten

July 13, 2015 - 13:01
Terunofuji rolled to his second win as ozeki with victory over third-ranked maegashira Ikioi at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. (Japan Times)
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Ichiro ends career-worst hitless streak after 29 at-bats

July 9, 2015 - 23:57
The Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki finally snapped his career-worst hitless streak on Wednesday, hitting a single in his second plate appearance during his team's 6-3 defeat to the Boston Red Sox. (Japan Times)
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Soccer star Ronaldo is at it again, now starring in ad for weird Japanese ab device

July 8, 2015 - 12:28
There are a lot of things about Cristiano Ronaldo that we know to be true. He is objectively a very attractive man. He is objectively a fantastic soccer player. He objectively very rich. He is - and we say this without irony - "big in Japan." He is objectively in great shape. (
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U.S.A. 5 – Japan 2: Women's World Cup Final 2015

July 6, 2015 - 00:12
The United States dominated the first half. Japan will have to do something amazing to even make it close. (
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United States v. Japan: Preview - Women's World Cup Final

July 4, 2015 - 23:38
On Sunday, July 5 2015, the United States and Japan will battle for the championship in the World Cup Final soccer match. Contest time: 6 p.m. central/7 p.m. eastern. Read any preview for the Women's World Cup final between the United States and Japan, and you will see words like revenge, retribution, or payback. (
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