Exhibitions shine light on Samurai Japan's deficiencies

Nov 14, 2016

Exhibitions shine light on Samurai Japan's deficiencies

Samurai Japan wrapped up its series of exhibition games on Sunday at Tokyo Dome, finishing with a 3-1 record against Mexico (1-1) and the Netherlands. But Japan’s top team couldn’t care less about the result from each game. The team understands there are still ...

Japan, Cuba to square off on first day of 2017 WBC

Nov 10, 2016

Japan, Cuba to square off on first day of 2017 WBC

Japan’s quest to recapture the title at next March’s World Baseball Classic will begin against Cuba at Tokyo Dome. Two-time WBC champion Japan will face the baseball powerhouse from the Caribbean on the first day of the March 7-11 first round, then take on ...

Inoue, Kono to meet for super flyweight title

Nov 9, 2016

Inoue, Kono to meet for super flyweight title

WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue will try to defend his belt for a fourth time when he faces compatriot and former world champion Kohei Kono, on Dec. 30 at Ariake Colosseum, the Ohashi gym announced on Wednesday. The gym also revealed IBF light ...

Brave Blossoms upbeat about opportunity to improve, grow as a unit

Nov 5, 2016

Brave Blossoms upbeat about opportunity to improve, grow as a unit

Despite a lopsided 54-20 loss to Argentina on Saturday afternoon, Japanese players held their heads up high at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground because they know that they can only improve by working more together in practices and games moving forward. “We are disappointed ...

JAAF makes changes with 2020 Games looming

Nov 2, 2016

JAAF makes changes with 2020 Games looming

With the stunning silver-medal performance by the men’s 4×100-meter relay squad, Japan’s track and field team seemed to have left the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on a high note this summer. But that wasn’t necessarily the case. Overall, the country ended up with just ...