Boxing megastar Pacquiao seeks to deepen ties with Japan

Nov 27, 2016

Boxing megastar Pacquiao seeks to deepen ties with Japan

It’s questionable whether there is a country in the world where boxing megastar Manny Pacquiao can go completely unnoticed in public. Japan is certainly not one of them. Pacquiao made his first trip to Japan in over a year last week, but his schedule ...

Uchiyama seeks revenge, title in bout with Corrales

Nov 23, 2016

Uchiyama seeks revenge, title in bout with Corrales

Top Japanese boxer Takashi Uchiyama is preparing to take the ring on New Year’s Eve for the sixth consecutive year next month. But this time, unlike the previous occasions, he’s stepping onto the canvas without anything shiny draped over his shoulder. The former WBA ...

Inaugural B. League All-Star Game to be held Jan. 15

Nov 15, 2016

Inaugural B. League All-Star Game to be held Jan. 15

The B. League All-Star Game will be played on Jan. 15 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, the first-year professional men’s circuit announced on Tuesday. The contest tips off at 6:05 p.m. and will be broadcast on NHK BS1, SkyPerfecTV and Sportsnavi Live. Chairman Masaaki Okawa ...

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 ...