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Japan aiming to build for future at Asian Games

| Sep 12, 2014

Japan aiming to build for future at Asian Games

With preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics looming, Japan will be building for the future by sending a strong contingent to the Asian Games. From marathoner Naoko Takahashi to judoka Ryoko Tamura and swimmer Kosuke Kitajima, Japan has seen numerous Olympic gold medalists kick ...

Murofushi named 2020 Tokyo Olympics sports director

Jun 24, 2014

Murofushi named 2020 Tokyo Olympics sports director

Former Olympic hammer-throw champion Koji Murofushi has been appointed sports director of the 2020 Tokyo Games. Fluent in English, the 39-year-old Murofushi was appointed Tuesday to the role which acts as a liaison between athletes, international sports federations and the organizing committee. “The most ...

McEnroe loses to Nishikori in charity match

Nov 17, 2013

McEnroe loses to Nishikori in charity match

Seven-time grand slam singles champion John McEnroe gave Japan’s top player a run for his money on Sunday before losing 1-6, 6-4 and 10-7 in a tiebreaker in a charity match for the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Playing in Japan for ...

Vettel edges teammate Webber for victory at Japanese GP

Oct 11, 2010

Vettel edges teammate Webber for victory at Japanese GP

SUZUKA, Mie Pref. — Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel edged out teammate Mark Webber on Sunday to win the Japanese Grand Prix and move closer to the Formula One championship lead. Vettel started from pole position at the Suzuka Circuit and led for most of ...

Red Bull impresses in Japanese GP practice

Oct 9, 2010

Red Bull impresses in Japanese GP practice

SUZUKA, Mie Pref. — Red Bull teammates Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber dominated Friday’s practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, indicating they are the team to beat in Sunday’s Formula One race. Vettel, who won last year’s race here, clocked an impressive time of ...

Oct 8, 2010

Recent results won't alter Hamilton's style

SUZUKA, Mie Pref. — Lewis Hamilton said he will not temper his aggressive racing style at this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix despite crashing out of the past two Formula One races while attempting ambitious passing moves. Consecutive non-finishes mean the McLaren driver has dropped ...

Alonso hopes to make push for title at Suzuka

Oct 7, 2010

Alonso hopes to make push for title at Suzuka

SUZUKA, Mie Pref. — Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso says the team must step up its efforts at the Japanese Grand Prix to maintain its push for the Formula One championship. Alonso heads into this weekend’s race with some momentum after winning the last two in ...

Sep 20, 2010

Castroneves wins Indy Japan 300

MOTEGI, Tochigi Pref. — Pole-sitter Helio Castroneves of Brazil won the Indy Japan 300 on Sunday to ensure the IndyCar series championship will come down to the final race of the year. Castroneves gained the lead from Team Penske teammate Ryan Briscoe on a ...

Feb 13, 2010

Fans object to Asashoryu's retirement pay

A generous retirement package proposed for former sumo yokozuna Asashoryu has angered some fans in Japan. The Japan Sumo Association is considering paying him $1.2 million, local media reported Friday. That’s a sum many Japanese see as too much for the Mongolian, who retired ...

Mao wins nationals

Dec 28, 2009

Mao wins nationals

KADOMA, Osaka Pref. — Mao Asada won the women’s Japan Figure Skating National Championships on Sunday to secure a place in the Vancouver Olympic team. Asada, first after the short program, began the free skate with a triple axel and was solid the rest ...