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Shohei Ohtani Purchases $7.85 Million Mansion Near Dodger Stadium

May 23, 2024 - 20:14
Shohei Ohtani has reportedly purchased a mansion worth approximately 1.2 billion yen near Dodger Stadium, according to local media. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Pitcher Darvish Achieves 200th Career Win

May 20, 2024 - 23:16
Japanese pitcher Darvish Yu of the San Diego Padres has earned his 200th combined win between his Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball careers. (NHK)
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Five Best Japan-Inspired Online Slots

May 20, 2024 - 23:15
You can't like half of the Japanese culture, you either love it all or you hate it all. (News On Japan)
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City of Los Angeles names May 17 Shohei Ohtani Day

May 18, 2024 - 15:52
or as long as Shohei Ohtani plays for the Dodgers -- which will be at least for the next decade -- May 17 will be known as “Shohei Ohtani Day” in Los Angeles County. (MLB)
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Dodgers Distribute Ohtani Bobbleheads for Free

May 17, 2024 - 16:12
Shohei Ohtani's bobblehead dolls were distributed to the first 40,000 fans at Dodger Stadium, for free! (News On Japan)
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Trailblazers and Titans: Celebrating Japan's Tennis Legends

May 17, 2024 - 12:12
Tennis in Japan has seen a fascinating evolution, driven by a host of players who have not only dominated domestically but have also made significant marks on the world stage. (News On Japan)
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Celebrity Linked to Mizuhara's Bank Fraud Splurge in Las Vegas

May 15, 2024 - 12:59
Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter made his first public appearance on Tuesday, two months after confessing to massive bank fraud, walking alongside his lawyer on his way to court where he formally entered a 'Not Guilty' plea in five-minute hearing. Despite numerous questions from reporters as he walked alongside his lawyer, 39-year-old Ippei Mizuhara remained silent. (News On Japan)
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62 Female Sumo Wrestlers Compete in Japan Tournament

May 13, 2024 - 15:03
A women-only sumo tournament was held in Fukushima Town, Hokkaido, featuring 62 female wrestlers from across Japan. This town, known for producing sumo greats like Chiyonoyama and Chiyonofuji, saw intense competition among the participants. (News On Japan)
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Yokohama F. Marinos Triumphs in First Leg of AFC Champions League Final

May 13, 2024 - 00:51
In the quest to determine Asia's top club team, Yokohama F. Marinos faced off against the United Arab Emirates' Al Ain in the first leg of the AFC Champions League (ACL) final on the evening of the 11th in Yokohama City. Striving for their first championship title, the Marinos turned the game around with a 2-1 victory. (News On Japan)
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Ranking the Top Sport Stars: The Most Popular and Famous Japanese Athletes

May 9, 2024 - 18:53
"Every time I have a dream, somehow I accomplish it." These are the words of Naomi Osaka, a remarkable tennis player from Japan. (News On Japan)
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The Phoenix Rises: Team Tsuchiya's Comeback in Super GT

May 9, 2024 - 08:31
During the second round of the Super GT at Fuji Speedway on May 4th, Tsuchiya Takeshi, director of the "Hoppy Team Tsuchiya," set a simple yet profound goal before the staff: "First and foremost, our goal is to take the chequered flag. That's my primary goal, to do it in front of everyone here." (News On Japan)
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Inoue KOs Nery in Tokyo Dome Boxing Showdown

May 7, 2024 - 07:58
Undisputed world super bantamweight boxing champion Naoya Inoue fought back from an early knockdown to stop Mexico's Luis Nery in the sixth round of their title showdown at Tokyo Dome on Monday. (Kyodo)
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Ex-Major Leaguer Matsui Cheers Up Children in Quake-hit Ishikawa

May 6, 2024 - 08:22
Former Major League Baseball slugger Matsui Hideki has demonstrated his batting skills for children in the central Japanese prefecture of Ishikawa, which was severely affected by the New Year's Day earthquake. (News On Japan)
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Naoya Inoue VS Neri Prepare for Title Fight

May 5, 2024 - 14:15
Naoya Inoue, Japan's undisputed super bantamweight world champion said Saturday he has high hopes for the defense of his four belts against Mexico's Luis Nery when they fight on Monday. (Kyodo)
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Japan Clinches U23 Asian Cup Title, Ends Four-Tournament Drought

May 4, 2024 - 14:53
The U23 Japan National Soccer Team, having secured a spot in the Paris Olympics, defeated Uzbekistan in the final to claim the U23 Asian Cup title. (News On Japan)
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Young Racing Prodigy Aims to Break Barriers in Formula One

May 2, 2024 - 03:37
At just 18 years old, female driver Juju Noda, known in the racing world as "Juju," is making waves in the All Japan Super Formula Championship, where races often exceed speeds of 300 km/h. Noda's dream is to compete in Formula One and become the first woman to win an F1 race. (News On Japan)
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Mizuhara Launders Cash at Casinos

May 1, 2024 - 23:32
In the case where Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter was prosecuted for making unauthorized transfers from Ohtani's account, it has been revealed that the masterminds behind the illegal gambling had converted the received money into cash at casinos. (News On Japan)
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Japanese Rhythmic Gymnast Vows to Triumph at Paris Olympics

April 26, 2024 - 10:14
The Japanese national rhythmic gymnastics team, headed to the Asian Championships in Tashkent starting May 2, which also serves as a continental qualifier for the Paris Olympics, held a spirited send-off event on April 25 at the National Sports Science Center (JISS) in Kita, Tokyo. (News On Japan)
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Tsukiji Market Site to Transform into 50,000-Seat Stadium

April 23, 2024 - 01:43
The site of the former Tsukiji Market is set for a major transformation, including a stadium with a capacity of 50,000 people and a launch pad for flying cars. (News On Japan)
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Ohtani Sets New Record for Most MLB Home Runs by a Japanese Player

April 22, 2024 - 07:45
Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani has surpassed Hideki Matsui to become the Japanese player with the most home runs in Major League Baseball, hitting his 176th homer. (News On Japan)
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