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Sumo: Terunofuji clinches 8th Emperor's Cup with win over Kiribayama

15 hours 24 min ago
Lone yokozuna Terunofuji completed a triumphant comeback from injury Saturday at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, outlasting title rival Kiribayama to clinch the championship with a day to spare. (Kyodo)
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Honda to return to Formula One in 2026

May 24, 2023 - 15:37
Honda says it will return to Formula One racing in the 2026 season, after withdrawing in 2021. The automaker has a deal to provide Aston Martin with hybrid engines. (NHK)
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Sumo: Terunofuji takes outright lead with Day 8 win over Kotoshoho

May 22, 2023 - 05:46
Lone yokozuna Terunofuji took the outright lead and became the first wrestler to clinch a winning record Sunday as he improved to a perfect 8-0 at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. (Kyodo)
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36 million yen to join luxury driving club

May 18, 2023 - 07:36
Asia's first high-class membership-based driving club with an admission fee of 36 million yen (US$262,000) is set to open on the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. (NOJ / TV Asahi)
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Trevor Bauer getting absolutely torched in Japan has Dodgers fans resting easy

May 18, 2023 - 03:49
After pitching well initially as he was gearing up in the Japanese version of the minor leagues, things have taken a turn for the worse for Trevor Bauer with Yokohama. (
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Baseball: Shohei Ohtani pitches 7 innings, hits 3-run homer on 4-hit night

May 17, 2023 - 03:29
Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani earned his fifth win after he struggled on the mound but went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 9-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. (Kyodo)
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Japan wins 6th mixed team gold at World Judo Championships

May 16, 2023 - 03:45
Japan has beaten France in the World Judo Championships to win its sixth straight mixed team title. (NHK)
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The Organised Chaos That Is Dori Dore

May 15, 2023 - 03:39
Dori Dore drift event happens just few times a year, but only once at the iconic Okuibuki Motor Park. (
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Japan added to World Rugby's elite group of nations

May 12, 2023 - 16:15
World Rugby has changed the name of its group of elite national teams from "Tier 1" to "High Performance Unions" and included Japan in the new men's 11-member group, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Thursday. (Kyodo)
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Two more get suspended jail terms in Tokyo Olympics bribery scandal

May 12, 2023 - 01:31
Two Japanese businessmen were handed suspended prison sentences on Thursday in the latest convictions in a bribery scandal surrounding the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (Japan Today)
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Trevor Bauer picks up 4-1 victory in debut with Yokohama

May 3, 2023 - 18:52
After cheerleaders welcomed him, after receiving the largest ovation of any Yokohama player at the start of the game, Trevor Bauer delivered what was expected on Wednesday in his debut with the Yokohama DeNA Baystars. (
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Japanese table tennis star Ishikawa announces retirement

May 2, 2023 - 05:27
Japanese table tennis star Kasumi Ishikawa, who won three women’s team medals at three consecutive Olympic Games, announced her retirement on Monday. (
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Basketball: Japan to face Australia, Germany in tough World Cup group

April 30, 2023 - 15:19
FIBA Basketball World Cup co-host Japan must raise its level of play against "difficult" Group E opponents Australia, Germany and Finland, men's national team head coach Tom Hovasse said following Saturday's draw for the tournament. (Kyodo)
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Football: 56-yr-old Kazuyoshi Miura makes Portuguese 2nd division debut

April 25, 2023 - 02:04
Fifty-six-year-old Japanese football icon Kazuyoshi Miura made his debut for Oliveirense in the Portuguese second division on Saturday. (Kyodo)
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Ex-chair of Tokyo Olympics sponsor handed suspended jail sentence

April 21, 2023 - 15:51
The former chairman of a Tokyo 2020 Olympics sponsor was handed a suspended prison sentence on Friday (Apr 21) along with two others, in the first convictions in a spiralling bribery scandal surrounding the event. (CNA)
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For Japan's ageing football players, 80 is the new 50

April 19, 2023 - 17:14
Mutsuhiko Nomura’s football career has spanned 18 World Cups, or 70 years, to be exact. (
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Trevor Bauer makes first appearance in Japan baseball league

April 18, 2023 - 12:03
The Los Angeles Dodgers moved on from pitcher Trevor Bauer in Jan. 2023 following an initial 324-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. (
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Japanese Thoroughbred Ushba Tesoro Wins the Dubai World Cup

April 17, 2023 - 17:54
The recent Dubai World Cup will go down as a historic moment in Japanese horse racing. (
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Sapporo's chances of landing 2030 Winter Olympics fading: sources

April 14, 2023 - 23:47
Sapporo's chances of hosting the 2030 Winter Olympics are fading amid a drop in public support in Japan, sources close to the matter told Kyodo News on Friday. (Kyodo)
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The Japanese stars lighting up Scottish soccer

April 14, 2023 - 17:22
Following the success of the Japanese national team at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, soccer is enjoying increased popularity. (
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