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Leukemia survivor Ikee wins another Olympic swimming berth

April 10, 2021 - 05:59
Swimming star Rikako Ikee, recovering from leukemia, claimed a Tokyo Olympics berth in the women's 4x100 freestyle relay on Thursday after winning the 100-meter freestyle at Japan's national championships. (Japan Today)
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Inside Japan’s Sumo World | 101 East

April 9, 2021 - 09:04
In Japan, sumo is more than just a sport. It is akin to a religion, with its stars hailed as demigods. (Al Jazeera English)
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Japan’s young slackline brothers spring into social media fame

April 8, 2021 - 10:59
Brothers Rikuto and Takushi Nakamura have become social media celebrities showcasing their stunning slackline skills online. (South China Morning Post)
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Japanese karate official quits over bullying claim

April 8, 2021 - 07:46
A Japanese karate official will quit after being accused of bullying a champion set to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, he has told a local newspaper. (
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Osaka moves Olympic torch run off public roads, declares COVID-19 emergency

April 8, 2021 - 07:39
Japan’s western region of Osaka will hold the Olympic torch relay in a park without spectators instead of on public roads, as record coronavirus infections prompted its government to declare a medical emergency on Wednesday. (Reuters)
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Japan rushes to confirm North Korea's decision to skip Tokyo Olympics

April 6, 2021 - 20:02
The Japanese government on Tuesday rushed to gather information about the announcement by North Korea that it will skip this summer's Tokyo Olympics in order to protect its athletes from the novel coronavirus. (Japan Times)
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Osaka asks for part of torch relay to be moved

April 6, 2021 - 07:25
Organizers of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay in Osaka Prefecture have called for holding the event in the capital city of Osaka at alternative sites amid a rise in the number of coronavirus cases. (NHK)
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'What on earth': Tennis world in disbelief over Naomi Osaka meltdown

April 1, 2021 - 08:11
Ash Barty is guaranteed of retaining the World No.1 ranking at the Miami Open after Naomi Osaka crashed out in extraordinary scenes on Wednesday (
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Japan wins fifth straight Asia World Cup Group F qualifier, smashing Mongolia 14-0 in Chiba

March 31, 2021 - 21:14
Japan stayed perfect in World Cup qualifying by routing Mongolia 14-0 in Chiba. (
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Terunofuji makes comeback to ozeki rank

March 31, 2021 - 20:09
Sumo wrestler Terunofuji is set to reclaim his title of ozeki, the second-highest rank in the traditional Japanese sport. (NHK)
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IMF chief says lack of fans at Olympics won't harm Japan's recovery

March 31, 2021 - 20:08
International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said Tuesday that Japan's economic recovery will not be derailed by staging the Tokyo Games without overseas spectators, while hailing the country's "strong response" to mitigate the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic through timely stimulus packages. (Japan Times)
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Racing-boat drivers to return COVID-19 subsidies

March 31, 2021 - 06:47
A foundation that organizes motor-boat races in Japan says it has ordered more than 200 racing-boat drivers to return coronavirus-related subsidies to the central government. (NHK)
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Sumo: Hakuho remains subject to warning over injury absences

March 30, 2021 - 19:35
Sumo's sole grand champion Hakuho, who withdrew from the recent Spring Grand Tournament with a knee injury, will remain subject to a stern warning over his repeated absences from competition, the sport's governing body decided Monday. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo's Olympic Games Will Utilise New Ways to Deliver Stories to its Audience

March 29, 2021 - 19:58
Taking on the task of broadcasting an entire Olympic games is, for some, the stuff of which nightmares are made. For others, the challenge no doubt represents a source of intrigue, if not excitement – but, even for the most creative and, for lack of a better word, courageous among us, the prospect still represents a trial of epic proportions. (
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Terunofuji wins 3rd sumo title

March 29, 2021 - 03:29
Terunofuji beat Ozeki Champion Takakeisho on the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday to win his 3rd title and secure his return to the Ozeki rank. (NHK)
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March 27, 2021 - 05:44
欧米から日本を訪れる観光客の大半は、欧米では体験できない日本独自の歴史や文化、そして食事を楽しみにしていますが、日本は旅行中の運だめしやギャンブルを楽しむこともできる場所なのです。 (
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Tokyo Olympic torch relay takes to slopes on Day 2

March 27, 2021 - 05:13
The Olympic torch relay went downhill as skiers transported the flaming symbol down a snowy slope in Fukushima Prefecture on Friday, the second day of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay. (Kyodo)
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Tokyo Olympics: Japan spends millions on technology for absent Olympic fans

March 25, 2021 - 03:02
Japan's top telecommunications company is getting 7.3 billion yen in taxpayer money to design mobile tracking software to curb the spread of coronavirus infections during the Tokyo Olympics. (
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How Japan's first full-time F1 racer accelerated Tsunoda's rise

March 25, 2021 - 02:59
AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda’s meteoric rise up the ranks is well-documented, but less well known is the contribution of Japan’s first full-time grand prix racer to that progress. (
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March 24, 2021 - 23:08
「オンラインカジノ」という言葉を聞いたことはありますか?オンラインカジノは、海外を拠点とするネットギャンブルサイトで、年々日本国内からのアクセスが増えています。 (
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