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Sumo wrestler deaths raise obesity concerns

December 3, 2021 - 03:48
Several recent deaths have highlighted the weight-associated risks in the traditional Japanese sport. Experts are calling for improved oversight and more attention to personal health on the part of wrestlers. (
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2021 JAPAN CUP (G1) | JRA Official

November 29, 2021 - 02:34
Sunday, 28 November 2021 TOKYO: Japan Autumn International JAPAN CUP in association with LONGINES (International Invitational) (G1) 2400m, Turf (JRA公式チャンネル)
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Baseball: Shingo Kawabata pinch-hit drives Swallows to Japan Series title

November 28, 2021 - 02:56
The Central League champion Yakult Swallows clinched their sixth Japan Series championship as Shingo Kawabata's 12th-inning RBI pinch-hit single earned them a 2-1 Game 6 victory over the Pacific League champion Orix Buffaloes on Saturday. (Kyodo)
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Yokozuna Terunofuji wins second straight cup

November 28, 2021 - 02:54
Yokozuna Grand Champion Terunofuji secured his 6th title on Saturday at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka. (NHK)
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Transgender footballer Kumi Yokoyama marries girlfriend in U.S.

November 25, 2021 - 06:17
Kumi Yokoyama, a U.S.-based Japanese footballer who publicly came out a transgender man in June, revealed Tuesday on Instagram they married their girlfriend. (Kyodo)
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Japan hunts for its next Paralympians at tryouts in Tokyo

November 24, 2021 - 02:39
Japan has conducted tryouts to identify its next Paralympians. Organisers hope the Tokyo event will improve the visibility of para-sports in the country, whose track record for integrating people with different abilities lags many of its peers. (CNA)
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Ohtani declines prestigious national honor

November 23, 2021 - 01:52
Japan's top government spokesperson says Major League Baseball two-way star Ohtani Shohei has declined an offer to be given the People's Honor Award. (NHK)
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Sumo: Ex-heavyweight wrestler Toyonoumi dies of illness at age 56

November 22, 2021 - 16:30
Toyonoumi, who was one of the heaviest sumo wrestlers of all time, died due to an illness on Saturday, the Japan Sumo Association said. He was 56. (Kyodo)
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Popular Casino Bonus Offers in Japan

November 19, 2021 - 23:48
The online casino market is flourishing in Japan, and many would put the astonishing success down to the numerous varieties of casino bonus that Japanese-facing casinos offer their patrons. (
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Ohtani becomes brand ambassador for crypto firm

November 19, 2021 - 08:36
Major League Baseball two-way star Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Angels has become a global brand ambassador for cryptocurrency exchange operator FTX. (NHK)
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The Best Up And Coming Japanese Footballers

November 18, 2021 - 01:25
With players like Daichi Kamada, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Takumi Minamino having impressed amongst the football elite of Europe it's perhaps fair to say that more players might be heading for some time in the European limelight in the near future. (
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Ryo Ishikawa suspended for one month after violating quarantine

November 17, 2021 - 05:21
Ryo Ishikawa was handed a one-month suspension by the Japan Golf Tour Organization on Monday after he admitted to breaking quarantine rules following his return from a trip to the United States. (Japan Times)
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‘I Could Have Won Tokyo Olympics 100m’, Says Retired Bolt

November 16, 2021 - 06:13
Sprint legend Usain Bolt said he could have emerged from retirement to win a fourth straight Olympic 100m title in Tokyo this year, insisting the winning time was within his reach. (capitalfm)
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Sapporo eyes 20% cost cut in bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

November 14, 2021 - 02:06
The northern city of Sapporo intends to review its bid for the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2030, looking to reduce costs by up to 90 billion yen ($790 million) or 20 percent of the total, sources familiar with the plan said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Baseball: Swallows, Buffaloes clinch Japan Series berths

November 13, 2021 - 00:07
The Pacific League champion Orix Buffaloes and Central League champion Yakult Swallows both came from behind to book their Japan Series berths on Friday. (Kyodok)
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Ohtani wins MLB's Silver Slugger Award

November 12, 2021 - 19:58
In Major League Baseball, Japanese two-way star Ohtani Shohei has won the Silver Slugger Award in the designated hitter category. (NHK)
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Japan closes in on qualifying group leaders in Asia

November 12, 2021 - 01:14
Japan closed in on both Saudi Arabia and Australia in Asian World Cup qualifying by beating Vietnam 1-0 while the two leading teams in Group B played out a 0-0 draw (
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Ryo Ishikawa leaves key roles after caught violating quarantine

November 10, 2021 - 01:16
Ryo Ishikawa said Tuesday he will resign as vice chairman of the Japan Golf Tour Players Association and the Japan Golf Tour Organization following a tabloid report that he broke quarantine rules after arriving home from a trip to the United States. (Japan Times)
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WSOP 2021 | Yokosawa Prepares For Japan's Poker Boom! | Interview

November 9, 2021 - 02:05
Masato Yokosawa is a poker vlogger from Japan with an extremely popular YouTube channel that currently boasts over 600,000 subscribers. (pokernewsdotcom)
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The Best Poker Rooms in Asia and Australia

November 7, 2021 - 05:44
Poker is a truly high-stakes game and it’s often used in movies or TV series to create tense scenes. (
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