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Olympics: Tokyo Games athletes to be exempted from virus entry bans

September 19, 2020 - 00:04
The Japanese government has decided to set up a system to exempt athletes competing at next year's Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games from entry restrictions currently placed on 159 countries and regions due to the novel coronavirus that forced the games' postponement, sources familiar with the matter said Friday. (Kyodo)
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2 students injured by athletics hammer in Iwate

September 17, 2020 - 21:44
Two high school students suffered injuries after they were hit by an athletics hammer on the sports ground of their school in Takizawa, Iwate Prefecture, on Wednesday. (Japan Today)
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Kei Nishikori earns first win since 2019 U.S. Open in Rome

September 15, 2020 - 23:07
Kei Nishikori picked up his first win in a year at the Italian Open on Monday, defeating two-time ATP Tour titlist Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) to reach the second round of the clay court tournament in Rome. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Ozeki Takakeisho takes 1st loss on Day 3 of Autumn meet

September 15, 2020 - 23:06
Ozeki Takakeisho suffered his first defeat at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, opening the door for sekiwake Shodai and a band of rank-and-filers all hoping to lift the Emperor's Cup. (Kyodo)
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Japan's online gaming industry: An insight

September 14, 2020 - 09:50
Having being a pioneer in Technology, especially in Gaming, Japan’s gaming business has withered owing to stiff competition from Western Gaming Developers. (
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Osaka Naomi wins US Open

September 13, 2020 - 09:19
Japanese tennis star Osaka Naomi has won the women's singles title at the US Open. (NHK)
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NPB - Giants lead seems unstoppable

September 11, 2020 - 22:07
The Yomiuri Giants are running away with the Central League and are the clear-cut favorites to repeat as Central League champs. (
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Yokozuna Hakuho, Kakuryu to miss Autumn Basho

September 11, 2020 - 21:50
Yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu will both miss the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament starting this weekend after deciding to pull out Friday due to injury concerns. (Japan Times)
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18 sumo wrestlers test positive for coronavirus

September 10, 2020 - 22:36
Eighteen sumo wrestlers at the Tamanoi stable in Tokyo have been confirmed to have the coronavirus. (NHK)
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Japan to weigh allowing up to 20,000 spectators at events amid virus

September 9, 2020 - 21:43
Japan will consider raising the upper limit for the number of spectators at sports, concerts and other events to up to 20,000 from the current 5,000, as coronavirus cases have been moderating recently, a senior government official said Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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IOC: Tokyo Games will happen despite COVID

September 7, 2020 - 20:15
A senior official of the International Olympic Committee said in an interview with French media that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead next year regardless of the coronavirus situation. (NHK)
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Yokozuna Hakuho's knee injuries raising concerns

September 3, 2020 - 21:34
Sources say Yokozuna Grand Champion Hakuho had surgery on both knees last month. There are growing concerns about his participation in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, which will start on September 13. (NHK)
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Olympic flame to go on view Tues. in Tokyo

August 31, 2020 - 22:48
The Olympic flame for the postponed Tokyo Games will be put on public view in a Tokyo museum, starting on Tuesday. (NHK)
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Five best video games developed in Japan!

August 27, 2020 - 22:37
Video Games can date back as early as the sixties but has changed a lot since it's inception. One of the most interesting parts of Video Game history is that you can trace its history between the West and Japan as two divergent subcategories. (
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The logo for 2025 Osaka Expo unveiled

August 26, 2020 - 22:22
The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition has unveiled the official logo in Osaka where the event will be held. (NHK)
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Nintendo plans upgraded Switch console and major games for 2021

August 25, 2020 - 20:44
Nintendo Co. plans to debut an upgraded model of its Switch console next year along with a lineup of new games, people familiar with the matter said, ceding 2020’s holiday spotlight to rival devices from Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. (Japan Times)
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Japanese racer Sato Takuma wins 2nd Indy 500

August 24, 2020 - 22:05
Japanese driver Sato Takuma has clinched his second victory in the Indianapolis 500 motor race. He last took the title in 2017. (NHK)
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Japan extends 5,000-person spectator cap at events until end of September

August 24, 2020 - 22:03
Japan decided Monday to continue limiting the maximum number of spectators at professional sports, concerts and other events to 5,000 until the end of September, although the spread of the novel coronavirus has shown some signs of abating, government officials said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Fujii becomes youngest holder of two shogi titles

August 20, 2020 - 22:06
Teenage shogi sensation Fujii Sota has become the youngest-ever holder of two major professional titles for the chess-like Japanese board game. (NHK)
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Olympics: Tokyo organizers to stick with torch relay schedule

August 19, 2020 - 22:24
Tokyo Olympic organizers have settled on preserving the torch relay schedule developed for 2020 to be used in next year's postponed games, officials with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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