Subscribe to Japan Sports News feed Japan Sports News
Sports News On Japan
Updated: 12 min 31 sec ago

J1 League Kicks Off

18 hours 47 min ago
The J1 League is set to kick off on Friday, with eyes not only on the title race between accomplished teams such as the defending champions Vissel Kobe and Yokohama F. Marinos but also on the performance of newly promoted teams like FC Machida Zelvia and Tokyo Verdy, which is making a return to J1 after 16 years. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Warm Winter Leads to Cancellation of "Canine Koshien"

February 21, 2024 - 19:33
Due to the effects of an unusually warm winter, the national dog sledding race, often referred to as "Koshien of Dogs," scheduled to be held in Hokkaido, has been canceled. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Hideki Matsuyama Secures His 9th Victory in the U.S. Golf Tour After Two Years

February 19, 2024 - 18:47
Japanese golfer Hideki Matsuyama claimed his ninth career victory on the American Tour on Sunday, marking his first win in two years. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Inaugural Match at Kanazawa Stadium: A Cheer for Disaster-Affected Areas

February 19, 2024 - 08:20
An inaugural match was held Sunday at Kanazawa Stadium, Hokuriku's first soccer-dedicated stadium, where players sent cheers to the areas affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Tanihara Clinches His First Victory on European Golf Tour

February 12, 2024 - 23:38
Hideto Tanihara achieved his first victory on the European Tour on Sunday, with a total score of 14-under-par at a tournament held in Doha, Qatar. Starting the final round tied for the lead, Tanihara holed six birdies against two bogeys to hold off his rival and win by one-stroke. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Japan Women's Basketball Team Secures Spot in Paris Olympics

February 12, 2024 - 09:09
The Japan women's basketball team has clinched its spot in the Olympics for the third consecutive time, setting the stage for a thrilling participation in the Paris Games. In a crucial match that would determine their qualification for the Paris Olympics, Japan faced off against Canada, a team ranked 5th globally and considered a strong competitor. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

First Women's Sumo 'Dream Girls Cup' Held in Tokyo

February 12, 2024 - 01:42
The first-ever "Dream Girls Cup," a women's sumo tournament supported by former yokozuna Hakuho's Miyagino stablemaster, was held in Tokyo, stirring excitement with participants from the earthquake-stricken area of Ishikawa Prefecture on the Noto Peninsula. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Golf Pros Gather to Tackle the 2025 Challenge

February 11, 2024 - 08:44
In the face of the "2025 problem," where the aging of the baby boomer generation presents various challenges, the golf industry, too, finds itself at a crossroads with an aging player demographic. Amid these challenges, professionals from the golf business are coming together for groundbreaking initiatives aimed at appealing to the next generation. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Japan's Women's Basketball Team Faces Setback with Loss to Hungary

February 10, 2024 - 06:37
In the second game of the Olympic World Qualifying Tournament for women's basketball, Japan faced a tough match against Hungary and was defeated with a score of 75 to 81, postponing their chance to secure a spot in the Olympics to the final game against Canada. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Japan's Women's Basketball Team Triumphs Over Spain in Opening Match of Paris Olympics Qualifiers

February 9, 2024 - 07:15
Japan's women's basketball team made a triumphant start in their quest for a third consecutive Olympic appearance by securing a resounding victory over Spain with a score of 86-75 in the opening game of the world final qualifiers for the Paris Olympics. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Japan Rugby Team Holds First Camp Under Coach Jones in Fukuoka

February 7, 2024 - 11:13
The Japan national rugby team has commenced its first training camp in Fukuoka City under the newly appointed head coach Eddie Jones. The two-day camp, which started on the 6th, is part of the preparations for the team's full-scale activities planned for June this year. The camp aims to facilitate communication between Jones and the players and to advance their preparations. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Giants' Opening Day Pitcher Togo Tests New Breaking Ball in Camp

February 7, 2024 - 10:57
In Miyazaki City, where the professional baseball team Yomiuri Giants are holding their training camp, pitcher Shosei Togo, who has been named the opening day starter, entered the bullpen for the third time on the 6th, the first day of the second phase of the camp, to test the feel of a new pitch he is working to master. On the first day of the second phase of the camp, Togo took to the bullpen for his third session of pitching practice. Aiming to increase his complete games from last season's four and to win a pitching title, Togo threw 46 pitches, including his signature fastball and forkball, as well as the cut fastball and two-seam fastball he is seeking to add to his repertoire. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

The Future of Gaming: Emerging Technologies in NZ Online Casinos

February 6, 2024 - 20:17
The world of online gambling is continuously changing, with new technology developing to improve the gaming experience. New Zealand online casinos are at the forefront of this technological revolution, adopting cutting-edge innovations to provide immersive, engaging, and tailored experiences to its players. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News


February 5, 2024 - 03:52
世界中のファンは常にスポーツを高く評価しており、それは今でもファンを結び付ける最大のものの一つ です。 (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Ohtani Debuts at Dodgers' Fan Fest, Eyes World Series Title

February 4, 2024 - 15:33
Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani, 29, made a highly anticipated appearance at the team's Fan Fest, receiving a warm welcome amidst loud cheers from a stadium adorned in Dodger blue. Ohtani shared his feelings on donning Dodgers' colors: "Seeing the blue, it feels like a stark contrast to the Angels' red. It’s finally hitting me that I’ve made the move." (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Kazuki Anakubo, Boxing Prodigy, Dead at 23 After Falling into Coma

February 3, 2024 - 05:23
A 23-year-old boxer who suffered four knockdowns in a Japanese bantamweight title match last December has passed away two days after falling into a coma post-fight. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Legendary Jockeys Take Yutaka and Trainer Ebina Masayoshi Star in Unique Musical Collaboration

February 3, 2024 - 05:08
A video featuring the legendary active jockey Take Yutaka and his former rival, now trainer, Ebina Masayoshi made waves on social media on February 1st. This collaboration, part of Suntory's new commercial campaign for Coffee BOSS, showcases a unique blend of storytelling and music, with a glimpse into the enduring career of Take Yutaka, who has been in the saddle for 38 years. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Double Digits for Hachimura

February 2, 2024 - 16:58
Rui Hachimura of the Los Angeles Lakers led his team to victory against the Boston Celtics. Rui scored 15 points, making it his sixth consecutive game to score in the double digits. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Speaking My Language: Ohtani Features as Language School Brand Ambassador

February 2, 2024 - 06:35
Los Angeles Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani (29) has been featured in the latest video for ECC, a major private English teaching companies, demonstrating his fluency in English while dressed in a suit. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News

Japan to Face Iran in the Soccer Asia Cup Quarterfinals

February 1, 2024 - 10:11
In the ongoing Asian Cup held in Qatar, Japan, ranked 17th in the world, is set to face Iran in the quarterfinals on Saturday, Febuary 3rd. Japan, aiming for its fifth championship and first in three tournaments, advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Bahrain 3-1 in the round of 16 on the 31st. (News On Japan)
Categories: Japan News