Apple Watch debuts in Japan with little fanfare

Apr 24, 2015

Apple Watch debuts in Japan with little fanfare

The much-hyped Apple Watch went on sale to a muted fanfare Friday as shoppers came to terms with limited availability of the tech giant’s first wearable gadget. Global demand for the smartwatch has been so high that Apple decided to restrict initial sales to ...

Brave Blossoms qualify for Tokyo Sevens quarterfinals

Apr 4, 2015

Brave Blossoms qualify for Tokyo Sevens quarterfinals

Japan came through a group including France, Samoa and Argentina to advance to the quarterfinals of a Sevens World Series tournament for the first time since 2000 at the Tokyo Sevens on Saturday. Japan earned promotion to the competition’s 15 core teams last season ...

Halilhodzic warns against complacency after Uzbekistan rout

Apr 1, 2015

Halilhodzic warns against complacency after Uzbekistan rout

New national team manager Vahid Halilhodzic hailed his players’ efforts after Tuesday’s 5-1 thrashing of Uzbekistan, but warned they will have to prove themselves all over again when he picks his next squad. Japan routed the Central Asians at Ajinomoto Stadium to give Halilhodzic ...

Japan trounces Uzbekistan in friendly

Mar 31, 2015

Japan trounces Uzbekistan in friendly

Japan turned on the style to sweep Uzbekistan aside 5-1 on Tuesday night and give new manager Vahid Halilhodzic the perfect start with two wins out of two. Midfielder Toshihiro Aoyama blasted Japan into a sixth-minute lead with a long-range strike at Ajinomoto Stadium, ...

Hyodo leads Marinos to first victory of season

Mar 22, 2015

Hyodo leads Marinos to first victory of season

Shingo Hyodo pounced in the 81st minute to give Yokohama F. Marinos their first win of the J. League season with a 1-0 victory over Sagan Tosu on Sunday. Marinos went into the match at Mitsuzawa Stadium having taken only one point from their ...