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Beetlemania: Japanese collectors pay high prices for big bugs

August 11, 2020 - 20:22
Akio Ohara reaches into a plastic container and scoops out a beetle that is bigger than his entire hand. (Japan Times)
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Rikako Ikee to return to competition this month

August 11, 2020 - 20:20
Swimmer Rikako Ikee, who went public with her leukemia diagnosis in February of last year, will return to competition at a Tokyo meet to be held later this month, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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The best casino facts that you have to know

August 11, 2020 - 09:13
At first glance, the casino might seem nothing special or out of the ordinary but if you have a keen sense for detail, you’d realize that casinos are among one of the most well-thought-out and purposefully executed architecture out there. (
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Japanese pro baseball games to go live in US

August 9, 2020 - 20:11
People in the US will be able to watch Japanese pro baseball games live on cable TV and the internet soon. (NHK)
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Olympic rings in Tokyo removed for safety checks

August 6, 2020 - 21:06
A huge Olympic rings monument in Tokyo Bay has been temporarily removed for safety checks. (NHK)
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'King Kazu' becomes oldest to play in Japan league cup match at 53

August 6, 2020 - 20:53
Yokohama FC’s Kazuyoshi Miura, playing in his first game of the season, became the oldest player to take to the pitch in Japan’s league cup competition, the YBC Levain Cup, on Wednesday at the age of 53 years, 5 months and 10 days. (Japan Times)
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Olympic diver Terauchi tests positive for coronavirus

August 3, 2020 - 21:20
Five-time Olympian Ken Terauchi, who is set to dive for Japan at the Tokyo Games next summer, is being treated in hospital after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, his sponsor announced Monday. (Kyodo)
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Student baseball players in Japan improve with less training after COVID-19 hiatus

August 3, 2020 - 21:18
Although it’s been an awful disease that has damaged our world in many ways, the coronavirus pandemic also has a way of exposing certain weaknesses in societies and giving us an opportunity to rectify them. (
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Tokyo Paralympics schedule unveiled, almost same as before 1-yr delay

August 3, 2020 - 08:18
Organizers of the Tokyo Games announced the schedule for the Paralympics on Monday, with only minor changes to the plan that was in place before the coronavirus pandemic forced a one-year postponement. (Kyodo)
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Japan and Fiji to join European rugby union tournament

August 2, 2020 - 21:59
Fiji and Japan will be among the teams lining up alongside the Six Nations in a hastily organized eight-team international competition that will be held this autumn. (
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Sumo: Terunofuji clinches championship in comeback tournament

August 2, 2020 - 12:40
Former ozeki Terunofuji completed a stunning comeback to the top division Sunday by clinching the July Grand Sumo Tournament with a final-day victory over sekiwake Mitakeumi. (Kyodo)
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Sumo: Hakuho withdraws from July tourney, both yokozuna out

July 31, 2020 - 03:02
Mongolian-born yokozuna Hakuho withdrew from the July Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday with three days remaining in the relocated event, which is now missing both grand champions. (Kyodo)
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Toray Pan Pacific Open in Japan canceled for 2020

July 30, 2020 - 02:54
The Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan has been canceled for 2020. (
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Japan's legal casino industry is about to explode

July 29, 2020 - 19:15
Japan recently gave the green light to legal casino resorts - how have the plans been affected by the pandemic crisis? (
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Sumo: Hakuho falls back to pack with upset loss on Day 11

July 29, 2020 - 18:35
Yokozuna Hakuho relinquished his perfect record and sole lead at the July Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday following an upset loss to komusubi Daieisho. (Kyodo)
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Badminton: Japan Open canceled over coronavirus concerns

July 29, 2020 - 18:34
Japan's badminton governing body announced the cancellation Wednesday of the 2020 Japan Open because of difficulties stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)
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Why you should consider switching to online casinos

July 29, 2020 - 01:02
Casinos are great for relaxation and fun. Staking bets on games that can both offer you great joy and profits if you win is exciting. (
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Sumo: Yokozuna Hakuho takes sole lead at July tournament

July 28, 2020 - 19:50
Grand champion Hakuho claimed his 10th win for the sole lead at the July Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, while newly-promoted ozeki Asanoyama suffered his first loss. (Kyodo)
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Why too much is being asked of baseball’s Japanese superstar

July 28, 2020 - 00:20
Baseball is back and it’s in full swing, even if the fans aren’t in the stands. The first weekend would have to be deemed a success and, after all the work it took to get the players back on the diamond, it was great to sit back and enjoy the sound of bat on ball. (
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Marathon in Hokkaido moves online with record 3,000 runners to join

July 27, 2020 - 12:04
An annual marathon in Hokkaido, called off this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been moved online and attracted a record 3,000 applicants in a week, its biggest draw since the race started in 2015. (Kyodo)
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