Japan rolls to 2015 IFAF berth with rout

Apr 26, 2014

Japan rolls to 2015 IFAF berth with rout

Eisuke Tomatsu reached the end zone three times and Japan scored on every offensive possession en route to an 86-0 blowout of the Philippines in an Asian qualifier for the 2015 IFAF World Championship on Saturday at Amino Vital Field in Tokyo With the ...

Apr 16, 2014

Japan makes changes for game against Philippines

The two veteran receivers who starred in Saturday’s exhibition game against Germany are out, and a couple new faces are in as the Japan national team prepares to face the Philippines on April 26 in the Asian qualifying game for the 2015 world championship, ...

Japan routs Germany

Apr 12, 2014

Japan routs Germany

Receivers Naoki Maeda and Ryoma Hagiyama each reeled in a pair of touchdown receptions as Japan’s national football team shut out Germany 38-0 in an exhibition game Saturday at Kawasaki Fujimi Stadium. Japan utilized a pass-happy offense in order make the best use of ...

Apr 4, 2014

Japan launches national marathon teams

Call it “Running Samurai” or “Nadeshiko Runners.” Whatever the name, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations launched its national marathon teams on April 1 to try to end Japan’s Olympic drought and win some medals in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. “The gap ...

Japan begins long road to American football worlds

Mar 20, 2014

Japan begins long road to American football worlds

About 15 months before the fifth American football world championships get under way, Japan has started preparing to reclaim the title it won in the first two editions of the event. The first step is to find new and young talent and give them ...

Mar 19, 2014

Ishigaki replaces Fukuhara for worlds

An unexpected phone call turned out to be surprising, but a pleasant one for Yuka Ishigaki when the 24-year-old table tennis player learned she would replace the injured Ai Fukuhara in the upcoming Japan Table 2014, the World Team Table Tennis Championships. The Japan ...

New-look Deers put hopefuls through their paces

Mar 17, 2014

New-look Deers put hopefuls through their paces

The Lixil Deers, formerly known as the company-owned Kajima Deers, are taking their first steps forward as a new club team. The Deers, one of the X League power houses, on Saturday held their first tryout to look for new talent outside of Kajima ...

Mar 11, 2014

JAFA names candidates for worlds

The Japan American Football Association began the first step for the 2015 world championship in Stockholm, announcing the 85 candidates to make the national team on Monday night. The Fujitsu Frontiers, who made the X Bowl last season, led the all X League teams ...

Feb 26, 2014

Japan Fencing Federation board to resign en masse

All 20 board members of the Japan Fencing Federation will resign next month for the improper use of money provided by the Japan Sports Council, the JFF announced on Wednesday. The new members will be elected in the monthly board meeting in March, but ...