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Ohtani tops MLB pay list with record US$65 million

March 30, 2023 - 07:25
Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani is to make a one-season MLB record US$65 million this year in salary and endorsements, Forbes magazine reported on Tuesday. (
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Japan's Shoma Uno retains world title to delight home crowd

March 26, 2023 - 19:09
Shoma Uno retained his men's figure skating world title with a nerveless free skate on home ice on Saturday after Madison Chock and Evan Bates overcame a fall in their free dance to win their first ice dance world title. (Nikkei)
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Kiribayama beats Daieisho in playoff to claim Spring sumo tourney

March 26, 2023 - 19:06
New sekiwake Kiribayama came from behind to win the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, beating overnight leader Daieisho in the final regulation bout and again in a sudden-death tiebreaker. (Kyodo)
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USA vs. Japan averages highest viewership ever for World Baseball Classic game

March 23, 2023 - 16:17
The World Baseball Classic championship between the United States and Japan on Tuesday night was the most-watched WBC game ever in the U.S., Fox Sports announced. (
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Ohtani named WBC MVP after historic performance at plate, on mound

March 22, 2023 - 15:50
Two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani was named MVP of the 2023 World Baseball Classic after dominating at the plate and on the mound to deliver Japan it's third championship win. (
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Japan wins World Baseball Classic title

March 22, 2023 - 15:40
Japan has won the World Baseball Classic for the third time, beating the defending champion United States 3 to 2 in the final. It's their first title since 2009. (NHK)
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Sota Fujii becomes 2nd player in shogi history to hold 6 major titles

March 19, 2023 - 22:17
Twenty-year-old Sota Fujii became only the second player in the history of the shogi board game to hold six major titles Sunday when he took the Kio crown from Akira Watanabe. (Kyodo)
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Riding the Kiso Horse in Japan

March 18, 2023 - 16:06
The Kisouma (Kiso Horse) is an ancient Japanese breed and a symbol of the Samurai. (DiscoverTheHorse)
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Japan's wheelchair tennis star Kunieda receives People's Honor Award

March 18, 2023 - 03:24
Retired Japanese wheelchair tennis star Kunieda Shingo has received the People's Honor Award. (NHK)
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New Boston Red Sox Star Masataka Yoshida Looking To Make Impact In MLB After Stellar World Baseball Classic

March 17, 2023 - 23:57
Boston Red Sox Chief Baseball Chaim Bloom made two notable moves this offseason following a disappointing last-place finish in the AL East division. (
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WBC: Japan beats Italy 9-3 to advance to semifinals

March 17, 2023 - 05:29
Japan has advanced to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic tournament with a 9-3 win over Italy. (NHK)
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Australia's baseball aces suffer the power of Ohtani

March 13, 2023 - 01:32
Australia's breakthrough baseball men have finally been brought down to earth, crushed by the power of Japan's super-slugging sports hero Shohei Ohtani in Tokyo. (The West)
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Can Japan win the World Baseball Classic for a third time?

March 10, 2023 - 17:48
Japan are a two-time World Baseball Classic winner. However, it seems like a long time ago that Japan won those honours. (
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Former Japanese women’s national team player criticises federation for unprofessionalism

March 10, 2023 - 17:40
Japan’s women’s national team finished second in February’s SheBelieves Cup held in the United States. (
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Japan’s J-League considering a switch to an autumn-spring schedule to fall in line with major European leagues

March 10, 2023 - 00:52
Japan’s J-League is considering a switch to an autumn-spring soccer schedule, which is the norm in the major European soccer leagues. (
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Homecoming hero Ohtani helps Japan win baseball opener

March 10, 2023 - 00:23
Major league superstar Shohei Ohtani was given a hero's welcome as he led Japan to an 8-1 win over China in their World Baseball Classic opener in Tokyo on Thursday. (
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Shohei Ohtani, other Asian stars chase World Baseball Classic glory

March 8, 2023 - 14:31
The fifth edition of the World Baseball Classic begins on Wednesday after a six-year hiatus, bringing together a constellation of star players from Japan, South Korea and others from around the globe. (Nikkei)
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Ohtani hits home run from his knee in return to Team Japan

March 7, 2023 - 02:54
On Monday evening inside a packed Kyocera Dome, as Japan took on the Hanshin Tigers in its first exhibition game before the 2023 World Baseball Classic begins, Ohtani finally put on Japan's iconic white pinstriped jersey again. (MLB)
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Tokyo Marathon returns to pre-pandemic scale

March 5, 2023 - 15:48
The Tokyo Marathon is being held on the scale it was known for before the coronavirus pandemic for the first time in four years. It is one of the largest races in Japan. (NHK)
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Figure skating: Yuzuru Hanyu performs solo ice show at Tokyo Dome

February 27, 2023 - 07:07
Two-time Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu had a solo ice show at Tokyo Dome on Sunday, making him the first skater to do so there. (Kyodo)
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