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World Cup redemption for Japan coach 29 years later in Qatar

9 hours 14 min ago
The “Agony of Doha” came 29 years ago, and Hajime Moriyasu experienced it first-hand as a midfielder on Japan’s national soccer team. (AP)
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Japan complete epic turnaround to beat Spain and top Group E

13 hours 14 min ago
In the space of six second half minutes, Japan launched and completed an epic World Cup turnaround that saw them top Group E and beat Spain 2-1 on the night. (
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Japanese centre-back Yuki Kobayashi joins Celtic from Vissel Kobe

December 1, 2022 - 16:43
Celtic have once again exploited the Japanese football market by signing Vissel Kobe centre-back, Yuki Kobayashi. (
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2022 JAPAN CUP (G1) | JRA Official

November 29, 2022 - 02:16
Sunday, 27 November 2022 TOKYO Japan Autumn International JAPAN CUP in association with LONGINES(International Invitational) (G1) 2400m, Turf (JRA公式チャンネル)
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Rank-and-filer Abi wins Kyushu sumo tournament after 3-way playoff

November 28, 2022 - 07:15
Rank-and-file wrestler Abi has won the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after the first three-way playoff in 28 years. (NHK)
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Japanese fans tidy up, say ‘thank you’ at World Cup

November 28, 2022 - 07:10
The sight of Japanese fans at a World Cup bagging trash after a match - win or lose - always surprises non-Japanese. Japanese players are famous for doing the same in their team dressing room: hanging up towels, cleaning the floor and even leaving a thank-you note. (
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Costa Rica blow Group E open with victory over Japan

November 28, 2022 - 01:23
Costa Rica kept their chances alive of qualifying for the round of 16 with a 1-0 win over Japan in Group E at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Sunday. (newsday)
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World Cup: Japan cleans up locker room after beating Germany

November 25, 2022 - 00:27
Japanese courtesy was on full display again at the World Cup when the national team left their dressing room spotless with an extra touch of kindness after their incredible 2-1 comeback win against Germany on Wednesday. (
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Japan upsets Germany 2-1

November 24, 2022 - 05:53
Japan pulled off the second major upset of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar overnight. (
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We are not doing it for the camera! Japanese fans cleaning Qatar stadium shock football fans

November 22, 2022 - 06:41
Japanese fans on Sunday shocked Qatari locals by clearing up Al Bayt stadium after Qatar vs Ecuador World Cup opening game, despite the fact, their team did not even feature in the match. (
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Experiencing the amazing technique of a "female heat wave master"

November 22, 2022 - 01:58
As people become more conscious about their health, saunas that work up a sweat are booming. FNN Prime Online focuses on Atsuko Goto, a female heat wave master who supported the boom and achieved the feat of being ranked third in the world. (Fuji News Network)
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Japan's first female World Cup referee gets ready for kickoff

November 20, 2022 - 05:55
Once so reluctant to officiate that she had to be forced into it, Yoshimi Yamashita now stands to make history as one of the first three women -- and the only one from Japan -- to serve as referees at the World Cup. (Nikkei)
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Shohei Ohtani announces intention to play for Japan at World Baseball Classic

November 17, 2022 - 23:29
Shohei Ohtani plans to play for Japan during next spring’s World Baseball Classic, the Los Angeles Angels star announced on his Instagram page on Thursday. (Japan Times)
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How far can Japan go at the 2022 World Cup?

November 16, 2022 - 13:56
They were one of the first to name their squad, and Japan were also the first team to arrive in Qatar, ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (
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Golf: Miyuu Yamashita becomes youngest "queen" on Japan LPGA Tour

November 14, 2022 - 01:31
Miyuu Yamashita won the Ito En Ladies golf tournament Sunday, securing her place as the season points leader and making her the youngest "queen" in Japan LPGA Tour history at 21 years, 103 days. (Kyodo)
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England beats Japan 52-13 in Rugby test match

November 13, 2022 - 06:11
Japan's national rugby team has lost to England in a test match in London. The score was 52-13. (NHK)
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Japan first team to arrive in Qatar for FIFA World Cup

November 10, 2022 - 01:21
The first batch of players, mostly from the J-league, and officials were officially welcomed by Japanese ambassador to Qatar Satoshi Maeda at a function held at Radisson Blu Hotel Doha which will serve as Samurai Blue residence for the next few weeks. (
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Yokohama F Marinos beat Vissel Kobe 3-1 for 5th J.League title

November 6, 2022 - 03:09
Yokohama F Marinos sealed the J-League first-division championship on a hectic final day of the season Saturday, beating Vissel Kobe 3-1 as title rivals and two-time defending holders Kawasaki Frontale overcame FC Tokyo 3-2 despite being reduced to 10 men. (Japan Today)
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Baseball: Ohtani finishes behind Aaron Judge in Players Choice Awards

November 6, 2022 - 02:51
Shohei Ohtani missed out on consecutive Players Choice Awards on Friday, with New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge claiming the pair of accolades won last year by the Los Angeles Angels two-way star. (Kyodo)
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The Fascinating Tale of the "Weirdest" Name in Sumo Wrestling

November 2, 2022 - 16:15
Sumo wrestler names have different meanings but the direct translations online don't reflect the great significance of sumo wrestler names. (Sumostew)
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