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Police won't seek indictment of ex-Nihon University coaches over dirty tackle

February 5, 2019 - 19:55
Police have decided not seek an indictment against former coaches of Nihon University’s American football team over accusations that they instructed a player to commit a dangerous tackle on an opponent, investigative sources said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Sumo: Hakuho withdraws from New Year meet, ends bid for 42nd title

January 26, 2019 - 23:36
Grand champion Hakuho has withdrawn from the ongoing New Year Grand Sumo Tournament due to injuries, his stablemaster announced Saturday, ending his bid for a record-extending 42nd top division championship. (Kyodo)
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Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open final against Petra Kvitova, becomes new world number one

January 26, 2019 - 23:24
Japan's Naomi Osaka has become the new women's world number one after winning the Australian Open final against Petra Kvitova in three gripping sets at Melbourne Park. (
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Osaka reaches Australian Open final, closing in on world No. 1 ranking

January 24, 2019 - 20:17
Japan's Naomi Osaka never made it past the fourth round at any of the first 10 Grand Slam tournaments of her career. Now, still just 21, she's suddenly on the verge of a second consecutive major championship. (Japan Today)
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Nine-year-old girl faces world's top go player

January 23, 2019 - 18:13
A nine-year-old girl who is set to become the youngest professional player of the board game go in Japan has played the world's top-ranked female player. (NHK)
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Tickets for all Japan games at Rugby World Cup sell out

January 19, 2019 - 21:15
Tickets for all of host-nation Japan's Rugby World Cup 2019 pool games have sold out following the start of sales on a first-come, first-serve basis, organizers said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

January 16, 2019 - 18:42
Grand champion Kisenosato, the only Japanese wrestler at sumo's highest rank, decided to retire Wednesday after three straight losses at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Today)
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JOC head denies corruption allegations

January 15, 2019 - 21:55
The head of Japan's Olympic Committee is denying any wrongdoing related to allegations he used bribes to help secure the 2020 Tokyo Games. (NHK)
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Japanese Olympic head facing charges

January 11, 2019 - 21:21
French authorities say a judge is considering charging the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee with corruption. It's in connection with the awarding of the 2020 Tokyo Games. (NHK)
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Nishikori wins Brisbane International

January 6, 2019 - 22:07
In tennis, Japan's Kei Nishikori has clinched his first title in almost three years by winning the men's singles final at the Brisbane International tournament in Australia. (NHK)
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More than 1 million tickets sold for Rugby World Cup

January 1, 2019 - 21:37
Over half of the total tickets for this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan have been sold, a source said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Sumo plagued by violence in scandal-tainted year

December 25, 2018 - 22:46
The violence and scandals that have plagued Japan's sumo world came full circle just after the year's sixth and final tournament, leaving maiden victories by the sport's young up-and-comers in the shadows. (Japan Today)
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