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Horse racing: Undefeated Contrail jets to Japanese Derby victory

May 31, 2020 - 21:16
Top favorite Contrail remained on track to win the Japanese triple crown this year after blowing past the field in the 87th running of the Japanese Derby on Sunday. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo sports club reopens with anti-virus steps

May 31, 2020 - 20:58
People at a sports club in Tokyo have enjoyed playing tennis and soccer on the first Sunday since the state of emergency was lifted in the Japanese capital. (NHK)
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Show will go on at Japanese Derby despite coronavirus

May 29, 2020 - 21:01
The countdown is on for one of the most prestigious horse races in Japan, as the clock ticks down to 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, when the Japanese Derby will be run. (Japan Times)
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Japan's pro baseball season to start on June 19

May 25, 2020 - 21:12
Japan's professional baseball teams will start the 2020 season on June 19 after a three-month delay due to the coronavirus outbreak. (NHK)
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Osaka Naomi highest-paid female athlete ever

May 23, 2020 - 22:57
Japanese tennis player Osaka Naomi earned more than 37 million dollars in the past year, becoming the highest-earning female athlete ever. (NHK)
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Sumo world floored by wrestler's death, tournament cancelation

May 23, 2020 - 22:50
The sumo world is grappling with its latest crisis as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed the life of a 28-year-old wrestler and forced the cancellation of the sport's showpiece May tournament. (Japan Today)
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Review of AlfCasino: Fabulous casino in the outer space

May 22, 2020 - 23:17
When you open the main page of AlfCasino, you enter the fantastic world where under the open sky live incredible creatures, including aliens, warriors, princesses, etc. They welcome you to sign up and start playing. (
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IOC: 2020 Games to be canceled if not held in '21

May 21, 2020 - 22:52
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has suggested that the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games will have to be cancelled if they cannot be held next summer. (NHK)
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Summer high school baseball tournament canceled

May 20, 2020 - 21:45
Japan's annual summer high school baseball tournament has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. (NHK)
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Fighting leukemia, swimmer Ikee shares hope

May 18, 2020 - 21:16
Japanese swimmer Ikee Rikako has revealed a new look including short hair -- the result of her fight with leukemia. (NHK)
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Olympic committee plans wide-ranging spending cuts

May 15, 2020 - 22:38
NHK has learned that the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has begun considering spending cuts in more than 100 areas. (NHK)
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From medals to pedals: Japanese Olympic fencer turns to food delivery

May 14, 2020 - 22:28
With the Olympics postponed due to the coronavirus, top Japanese fencer Ryo Miyake has swapped his metal mask and foil for a bike and backpack as a Tokyo UberEats deliveryman. (Japan Today)
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Olympics: IOC preparing $800 million for postponement costs

May 14, 2020 - 22:12
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Thursday said his body is preparing to spend up to $800 million for extra costs necessitated by the one-year postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo Olympics closing 5 souvenir shops; downsizing another

May 12, 2020 - 22:36
Five official Olympic merchandise shops in Tokyo will close by early June with business hindered by the coronavirus pandemic and the games being postponed until next year, organizers said Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Rugby: Launch of Japan's new league may be delayed: JRFU executive

May 11, 2020 - 21:08
The launch of a new domestic rugby competition in Japan, originally scheduled for fall next year, may be delayed due to the one-year postponement of the Summer Olympics, a Japan Rugby Football Union executive said Monday. (Kyodo)
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Naomi Osaka keeping herself busy

May 7, 2020 - 00:13
After being a force to reckon with over the last few years, tennis superstar Naomi Osaka deserves to take time off to rest and relax. (
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Skater Hanyu posts video to support virus fight

May 6, 2020 - 23:41
Japan's top figure skater, Hanyu Yuzuru, has uploaded video of his performances to encourage people coping with the coronavirus pandemic. (NHK)
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Unbeaten Contrail on-course for Japan triple crown

May 4, 2020 - 21:37
Brilliant unbeaten colt Contrail now has the Japanese triple crown in his sights after landing the 80th running of the Satsuki-sho. He saw off the challenge of third-favourite Salios to secure victory at Nakayama Racecourse. (
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May sumo tournament to be canceled

May 4, 2020 - 21:25
The Japan Sumo Association is set to cancel its May tournament as the government is preparing to extend the nationwide state of emergency for the coronavirus outbreak until the end of the month. (NHK)
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Abe says impossible to hold Olympics unless pandemic contained

April 29, 2020 - 22:48
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics could not take place next year in its perfect shape unless the coronavirus pandemic is contained. (Japan Times)
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