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IOC to provide Tokyo Olympic athletes with Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses

12 hours 54 sec ago
The International Olympic Committee announced Thursday it will provide athletes attending this summer's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics with doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, free of charge. (Kyodo)
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‘It doesn't matter how old you are’: Japanese cheer squad with average age of 72

May 6, 2021 - 16:19
Fumie Takino, 89, founded the cheer squad Japan Pom Pom in 1996. While the team’s average age is 72, the women believe that age does not matter when it comes to dancing. (South China Morning Post)
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How To Commence Your Online Betting Routine

May 6, 2021 - 14:19
When it comes to online casino games, one can only expect fun and entertainment — all without having to move a muscle. (Amit Maji)
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Japanese NBA player Hachimura targeted with anti-black slurs

May 6, 2021 - 09:14
The younger brother of Japanese NBA player Rui Hachimura has revealed a message received online that targets the two with anti-black insults, saying in his Twitter post sharing the racial slurs that he hopes to increase awareness of discrimination faced by minorities in Japan. (Kyodo)
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Japan’s 200 breast Olympic qualifier Mura tests positive for coronavirus

May 6, 2021 - 05:45
Behind the newly-minted Asian record-setter Shoma Sato in the men’s 200m breaststroke at last month’s Japanese Olympic Trials, Ryuya Mura stunningly claimed 2nd place in a huge personal best. (
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Japan Olympic team member Mao Ichiyama wins Sapporo half marathon

May 6, 2021 - 05:35
Mao Ichiyama won the women’s section of the Sapporo Challenge Half Marathon with a personal-best time on Wednesday, beating out fellow Japan Olympic team members Honami Maeda and Ayuko Suzuki. (Japan Times)
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Online casinos: What are common mistakes to avoid?

May 6, 2021 - 02:13
Are you tired of constantly losing when you play casino games and want to give up? Are you wondering if you can actually ever win at casino games because you keep having bad luck? (
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How to choose an online casino

May 6, 2021 - 02:09
Online casinos have become so popular these days, especially due to the fact that most people are confined to their homes due to the pandemic. (
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How Does the Japanese Online Entertainment Industry Look Different in 2021?

May 6, 2021 - 01:58
Traditionally, Japan is a world leader in new technologies, particularly those related to the entertainment industry and to the internet as a whole. (
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World's oldest person, 118-year-old Kane Tanaka, pulls out of torch relay citing Covid-19 fears

May 5, 2021 - 17:56
World's oldest person, 118-year-old Kane Tanaka, pulls out of torch relay citing Covid-19 fears (
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Japan’s health workers rebel against Tokyo 2020

May 4, 2021 - 07:43
Japanese healthcare workers have spurned plans to deploy 10,000 of the already overworked personnel during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics just as a fourth wave of Covid-19 infections has pushed the number severe cases to a new record. (
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Olympic torch passes through Okinawa

May 3, 2021 - 03:58
About 180 torchbearers have taken part in the Okinawa leg of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay. (NHK)
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Japan Sumo Association to hold first-aid lecture after wrestler's death

May 2, 2021 - 08:49
The Japan Sumo Association will hold a first-aid study group on May 7 following the death of a lower-division wrestler, who suffered acute respiratory failure after hitting his head during the sport's last grand tournament in March. (Japan Today)
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Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama receives Prime Minister's Award

April 30, 2021 - 15:18
Hideki Matsuyama received the Prime Minister’s Award Friday after becoming the first Japanese to win the prestigious Masters golf major in the United States. (Japan Times)
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Lower-tier sumo wrestler dies at 28, one month after bout injury

April 30, 2021 - 12:56
Twenty-eight-year-old sumo wrestler Hibikiryu has died of acute respiratory failure after hitting his head during the sport's last grand tournament in March, the Japan Sumo Association announced Thursday. (Japan Today)
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With the Olympic Games looming, Japan has 85 days to sort its coronavirus outbreak

April 30, 2021 - 01:41
Olympic organisers have unveiled a new rule book to explain how the Games will be conducted in the middle of a pandemic. (ABC News)
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20J1 Played in Japan, Made by the World: J.LEAGUE kits around the world

April 29, 2021 - 06:13
‘20J1 in 2021’ is a project from J.LEAGUE to celebrate the remarkable diversity, unique club cultures, and iconic, vibrant fashions that are at the heart of Japanese football. (J.LEAGUE International)
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Tokyo 2020 spectator cap decision to come in June

April 29, 2021 - 06:08
The coronavirus continues to create serious question marks for Tokyo 2020 organizers. (NHK)
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Sumo tournament to begin with no spectators

April 27, 2021 - 03:16
The Japan Sumo Association has decided to hold the first three days of its upcoming tournament in Tokyo without spectators in response to a coronavirus state of emergency. (NHK)
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Sumo: Terunofuji returns to ozeki as Hakuho becomes sole yokozuna

April 26, 2021 - 17:12
Terunofuji will contest the upcoming Summer Grand Sumo Tournament as an ozeki, returning to the sport's second-highest rank for the first time in 21 meets, the Japan Sumo Association confirmed Monday in the form of its latest rankings. (Kyodo)
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