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Tokyo Paralympics opens on Tuesday

August 24, 2021 - 05:37
The Tokyo Paralympics kicks off on Tuesday, amid concerns over safety brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. (NHK)
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Toyota wins 4th straight Le Mans race

August 23, 2021 - 19:42
Japanese automaker Toyota won the Le Mans 24 Hours race in northwest France on Sunday for the fourth year in a row. (NHK)
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The Cheerful Squad I Off-beat Japan

August 23, 2021 - 05:40
It can be hard to make new friends as an adult, but sometimes catching up with old friends can feel more like keeping up with the Joneses. But the Cheerful cheerleading group is different. They are all about discipline, energy, and mutual support. (ARTE Documentary)
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Paralympic symbol arrives in Tokyo Bay

August 21, 2021 - 02:13
A giant symbol of the Tokyo Paralympics has arrived in Tokyo Bay, with the Games' opening scheduled for Tuesday. (NHK)
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Myanmar soccer goalie receives official refugee status in Japan

August 21, 2021 - 02:09
OSAKA – Pyae Lyan Aung, a Myanmar national soccer goalkeeper who refused to return home after protesting against the February military coup in his country, officially received a certificate of refugee status in Japan on Friday, the player and his lawyer said. (Japan Times)
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Paralympics: Female Afghan athlete makes plea for help to get to Tokyo

August 20, 2021 - 09:15
Afghan athlete Zakia Khudadadi made a plea for help on Tuesday as she sought to escape Kabul and revive her shattered dream of becoming the country's first female competitor at a Paralympic Games. (
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Ohtani first to hit 40 homers for the season

August 19, 2021 - 16:00
Japanese two-way star Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Angels has become the first player in Major League Baseball to reach 40 home runs this season. He also picked up his eighth win as pitcher. (NHK)
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Motor racing: Japanese F1 Grand Prix cancelled for 2021

August 18, 2021 - 18:39
The 2021 Japanese Formula One Grand Prix has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the second successive year, race organisers said on Wednesday. (
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Athletes' village reopens for Paralympics

August 17, 2021 - 22:06
The Tokyo Games athletes' village reopened quietly on Tuesday, one week before the Paralympics. Neither a ceremony nor events were held, due to anti-coronavirus measures. (NHK)
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Paralympics to be held with no spectators

August 17, 2021 - 05:34
The four parties involved in organizing the Tokyo Paralympics say there will be no spectators at any of the venues. (NHK)
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Myanmar Goalkeeper to be Granted Asylum in Japan: Reports

August 14, 2021 - 04:03
Japan will grant asylum to a footballer from Myanmar’s national team who raised an anti-coup salute during a match outside Tokyo and refused to fly home, reports said Friday. (
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Woman infected in Japan's 1st Lambda variant case linked to Olympics

August 14, 2021 - 03:44
A woman infected in Japan's first case of the Lambda coronavirus variant has been identified as a person associated with the recently ended Tokyo Olympics, government sources said Friday. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo Paralympics to be held without spectators, say Japanese media reports

August 13, 2021 - 21:12
The Tokyo Paralympic Games will be held mostly without spectators, as Japan’s capital remains under emergency lockdown amid a surge in novel coronavirus infections, local media reported on Friday. (South China Morning Post)
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Summer high school baseball c'ship reopens after coronavirus break

August 10, 2021 - 19:59
The summer edition of the national high school baseball tournament, Japan's iconic amateur sporting event, reopened Tuesday after it was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo)
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Asia's Olympic star rises on record medal haul and viewership

August 10, 2021 - 19:51
TOKYO -- Japanese athletes' success at their home Olympics marks a wider tilt of the Games toward Asia as the region plays host more often and notches record medal hauls. (Nikkei)
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The most emotional moments at Tokyo 2020!

August 10, 2021 - 02:07
The Olympics celebrate the human spirit, perseverance, excellence, sportsmanship, and global unity. (Olympics)
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Paris 2024 Olympics: Organisers learn from Japan's challenges

August 9, 2021 - 02:45
With the Tokyo Olympics finishing on Sunday, Japan will pass the Olympic torch to France, which will host in 2024. (
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Dramatic finale for karate's Olympic debut

August 9, 2021 - 02:40
Karate made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games, and the final bout on Saturday took a dramatic turn. (NHK)
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Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony

August 9, 2021 - 02:29
The Tokyo Olympic Games, that took place as coronavirus infection cases surged in the host city, concluded on Sunday. (NHK)
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Japan to douse Olympic flame of Tokyo Games transformed by pandemic and drama

August 8, 2021 - 17:12
Japan will douse its more than year-old Olympic flame on Sunday, closing out a Tokyo Games that were upended by the pandemic and transformed by the drama of politics, dazzling sport and deeply personal turmoil. (
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