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Japan organizers confident Odaiba's water will be fit enough for Olympians to swim in

November 15, 2019 - 22:53
The organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics on Friday said they are confident next year’s swimming races won’t be cancelled like the test run in August was, thanks to measures to keep E. coli bacteria at acceptable levels. (Japan Times)
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Japan stays perfect on road to World Cup

November 14, 2019 - 23:43
Japan maintained its perfect record in Asia World Cup qualifying by beating Kyrgyzstan 2-0 while Iran lost a second straight match on Thursday. (Japan Today)
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Hakuho's many accomplishments make him the greatest of all time

November 11, 2019 - 20:58
Sumo has been around in various forms for over 2,000 years. (Japan Times)
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South Africa wins Rugby World Cup, beating England

November 2, 2019 - 22:28
South Africa galloped by England to win the Rugby World Cup in Japan. The Springboks claimed the Cup for the first time since 2007. (NHK)
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Olympic marathon moving to Sapporo

November 1, 2019 - 22:38
Next year's Olympic marathon and race walk events are being moved from Tokyo to the northern city of Sapporo. (NHK)
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Kumamoto nightclub files criminal complaint against Uruguay rugby players

October 30, 2019 - 21:36
A Kumamoto city nightclub filed a criminal complaint Wednesday against players on the Uruguay Rugby World Cup team, alleging they damaged property at the establishment, the nightclub’s lawyer said. (Japan Times)
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Badminton standout Nozomi Okuhara reaches No. 1 in women's singles world rankings

October 29, 2019 - 22:23
Nozomi Okuhara has become the second Japanese to be ranked No. 1 in women’s singles, according to the Badminton World Federation’s latest list released on Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Japan lose to South Africa in RWC quarterfinal

October 20, 2019 - 18:38
South Africa beat Japan 26 to 3 in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals on Sunday. (NHK)
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Land of the rising scrum: World Cup fever sweeps Japan

October 20, 2019 - 00:41
Long queues for replica shirts, desperate searches for tickets and TV stations showing Japan's wins on a loop: excitement is building ahead of the host nation's historic Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against South Africa. (Japan Today)
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Tokyo Olympic marathons headed to cooler Sapporo

October 16, 2019 - 21:56
The International Olympic Committee is considering moving the marathons and race walking events for the 2020 Summer Games from Tokyo to the northern island of Hokkaido amid concerns about the Japanese capital's stiflingly hot weather. (Nikkei)
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Final 8 teams selected in Rugby World Cup

October 13, 2019 - 20:47
In Rugby World Cup action, the final eight teams advancing to the knockout stage have been decided. (NHK)
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Rugby: Brave Blossoms dedicate win to typhoon victims

October 13, 2019 - 20:40
Japan captain Michael Leitch said Sunday's historic win over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup was the Brave Blossoms' way of helping the nation in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis and thanking those that helped put the game on. (Kyodo)
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World Rugby slams Scotland over legal threat

October 11, 2019 - 20:54
World Rugby slammed Scotland over a “disappointing” threat of legal action on Friday as tempers flared over fears their pivotal game with World Cup hosts Japan will be cancelled because of a typhoon. (Japan Times)
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Rugby World Cup cancels two Saturday games as powerful Typhoon Hagibis takes aim at Japan

October 10, 2019 - 21:19
Rugby World Cup organizers announced Thursday that two crucial pool games scheduled to take place on Saturday have been canceled to avoid the impact of a massive super typhoon set to hit the country. (Japan Times)
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Osaka to pick Japan nationality for Olympics

October 10, 2019 - 21:03
Tennis star Naomi Osaka says she aims to play for the host country of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by choosing Japanese nationality. (NHK)
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Naomi Osaka overcomes world No. 1 Ash Barty to win fifth title

October 6, 2019 - 22:04
Japan’s Naomi Osaka came from a set down to beat French Open champion and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty on Sunday and win the China Open. (Japan Times)
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Japan on brink of first World Cup quarterfinal after beating Samoa 38-19

October 5, 2019 - 21:44
Kotaro Matsushima scored a bonus-point try deep into injury time as Japan moved to the brink of their first Rugby World Cup quarterfinal with a 38-19 Pool A victory over Samoa at the City of Toyota Stadium on Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Legal sports betting in Japan

October 3, 2019 - 21:29
The gambling laws in Japan are not the easiest to work out and understand. The big point is that no legal casinos exist in the country, although that doesn’t stop other forms of gambling from existing as a stand alone service. (
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Japan national team announces 28-man roster team for Premier12

October 1, 2019 - 22:01
Yomiuri Giants captain Hayato Sakamoto was among the 28 players named Tuesday to the Japan national team for the upcoming Premier12, an international baseball event that doubles as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Japan Times)
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Rugby World Cup organizers warn teams of approaching typhoon

September 29, 2019 - 23:49
World Cup organizers have briefed both France and the United States on "contingency options" for their Pool C match in Fukuoka on Wednesday if the game is affected by Typhoon Mitag, which is developing off the south-west coast of Japan. (Japan Today)
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