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Japan's 'King Kazu' joins Portuguese side at 55

February 1, 2023 - 22:03
Japanese football star Kazuyoshi Miura extended his decades-long playing career on Wednesday less than a month before his 56th birthday, joining Portuguese second-division outfit Oliveirense on loan. (sportsbrief.com)
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Tennis: Aoyama, Shibahara lose Australian Open women's doubles final

January 30, 2023 - 03:46
Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara lost the women's doubles final at the Australian Open on Sunday, falling short in their quest to become the first all-Japanese pair to win a Grand Slam. (Kyodo)
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Former Yokozuna Hakuho retirement ceremony held

January 29, 2023 - 05:23
A retirement ceremony was held on Saturday for former sumo Grand Champion Hakuho at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. (NHK)
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Ochiai becomes fastest sumo wrestler to reach juryo division in decades

January 25, 2023 - 19:19
The Japan Sumo Association says two wrestlers will be promoted to the second-highest juryo division. One of them has become the fastest to reach the tier in decades. (NHK)
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Ozeki Takakeisho wins 3rd sumo title

January 23, 2023 - 01:12
Ozeki Takakeisho won his third title on the final day of the New Year Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo on Sunday. It was his first title since November 2020. (NHK)
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Boxing: Naoya Inoue vacates 4 belts, moves up to super bantam

January 14, 2023 - 03:06
Undefeated Japanese boxer Naoya Inoue announced his decision Friday to relinquish all four bantamweight belts and move up to the super bantamweight division. (Kyodo)
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Tennis star Osaka Naomi announces pregnancy

January 13, 2023 - 04:00
Former world number one tennis player Osaka Naomi has announced she is expecting her first child, just days after she pulled out of this month's Australian Open. (NHK)
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New Year Grand Sumo tournament opens in Tokyo

January 9, 2023 - 06:26
The New Year Grand Sumo tournament opened in Tokyo on Sunday. This tournament has only one yokozuna, the highest rank, and a single ozeki, the second highest, on the ranking list. (NHK)
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Japanese high school football team fluff unique free-kick routine

January 4, 2023 - 04:58
The Takagawa Gakuen high school football team in Japan used a technique of their own invention to take a free-kick, as three players kneeled in front of the wall, while three attackers danced in a circle next to the ball. (theguardian.com)
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The best players in the history of the Japanese national football team

January 3, 2023 - 17:50
Heading into the 2022 FIFA World Cup, no one really gave Japan much hope. The Bule Samurai have impressed in recent editions of the tournament. (newsonjapan.com)
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55-year-old soccer star 'Kazu' looks forward to 2023 season

January 3, 2023 - 03:12
The 55-year-old Japanese soccer star Miura Kazuyoshi, known as "Kazu," has expressed a New Year's resolution to play well in the coming season. (NHK)
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Predictions 2023: Lacking a Dominant Wrestler, Sumo Titles Will Be up for Grabs

January 3, 2023 - 03:09
With yokozuna Terunofuji's future in doubt, the door is wide open for others to move up the ranks, and other sumo New Year predictions for the year to come. (japan-forward.com)
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Japan's Performance at the World Cup

December 26, 2022 - 18:53
The FIFA World Cup is one of the most, if not the most important sports events in the world. (newsonjapan.com)
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Aoki's ex-chairman admits paying bribes for Tokyo Games sponsorship rights

December 23, 2022 - 03:42
The founder and former chairman of a business suit retailer has admitted that he paid bribes to win sponsorship rights for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. (NHK)
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Woman, 1-year-old grandson die after car goes into sea

December 21, 2022 - 06:37
A 52-year-old woman and her one-year-old grandson died after the car she was driving plunged into the sea at a port in Kuji, Iwate Prefecture, on Monday. (Japan Today)
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Daiya Seto makes history as three more records fall at short-course worlds

December 18, 2022 - 00:27
Japanese master Daiya Seto became the first swimmer ever to claim six straight world titles in the same event at a short-course championships Saturday as Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte smashed the women’s 50-meter breaststroke record. (Japan Times)
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Can the Milwaukee Bucks win the 2022-2023 NBA season?

December 15, 2022 - 07:56
The 2022-2023 NBA title race is wide open, and while the Golden State Warriors are by far the team that has won 4 NBA wins over the past eight seasons, in pre-season polls, pundits favored another club, the Milwaukee Bucks. (newsonjapan.com)
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Football: J-League 1st division to feature 20 teams from 2024

December 15, 2022 - 07:44
The J-League first division will feature 20 teams from the 2024 season, an increase from the current 18, as part of a plan to enhance its level and competitiveness, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday. (Kyodo)
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Inoue Naoya becomes undisputed world bantamweight champ

December 14, 2022 - 08:07
Japanese boxer Inoue Naoya has made history, becoming the first undisputed bantamweight world champion to hold all four major titles. (NHK)
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Amateur gymnasts in Japan set world record for back handsprings

December 12, 2022 - 12:10
Amateur gymnasts in Japan have set a world record for the most people doing back handsprings simultaneously. (NHK)
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