Frontiers place title hopes in Cameron

Oct 6, 2014

Frontiers place title hopes in Cameron

In order to finally win the X League championship, the Fujitsu Frontiers have perhaps found the last piece of the puzzle with the acquisition of American quarterback Colby Cameron. For sure, Cameron has lived up to the hype for his latest team, which is ...

Sato shines as role model

Oct 4, 2014

Sato shines as role model

With her clumsy but emotional and breathtaking presentation at the IOC Session in Buenos Aires for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid in September 2013, Mami Sato became a household name in Japan. Sato stepped to the podium to lead off Tokyo’s bid ...

UFC eyeing Asian market

Sep 24, 2014

UFC eyeing Asian market

This past Saturday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Japan for a third straight year to host a show, dubbed UFC Fight Night Japan, at Saitama Super Arena. Used to hosting huge mixed martial arts events like K-1 and PRIDE, Japan remains one of ...

Basketball star Oh reflects on journey to Japan

Sep 17, 2014

Basketball star Oh reflects on journey to Japan

Asako Oh, a Japan women’s basketball national team center, balked at enrolling in a Japanese high school about a decade ago. Now she has no regrets about her decision. Oh, a native of Tianjin, China, was persuaded to come to Japan by Mitsuo Yasue, ...

Anatomy of a scam: Aomori targeted by fake agents

Sep 10, 2014

Anatomy of a scam: Aomori targeted by fake agents

A trail of deceit has produced fake 2014-15 contracts for several American basketball players for the Aomori Wat’s, The Japan Times learned during a one-month investigation of alleged fraudulent agents. This was known first: The Wat’s, a second-year franchise that had a winning record ...

Gonzalez knocks out Yaegashi in ninth round for WBC flyweight title

Sep 6, 2014

Gonzalez knocks out Yaegashi in ninth round for WBC flyweight title

It was what some boxing fanatics would call a “barnburner.” Nicaragua’s undefeated fighter Roman Gonzalez earned a third world title belt with a ninth-round victory over WBC flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 on Friday night. Gonzalez, a former champion ...

Seward out to have big impact in Japan

Sep 1, 2014

Seward out to have big impact in Japan

Kyoto University’s football team recently revealed that it had acquired Adam Seward, a former NFL player, as its new linebackers coach — perhaps the biggest news before the Kansai collegiate season kicked off this past weekend. And as much as the Gangsters — and ...

Oga recognizes value of physical play

Aug 30, 2014

Oga recognizes value of physical play

Star guard Yuko Oga insists the Japan’s women’s national team will show off a new style in Turkey at the FIBA World Championship for Women, which tips off late next month. How, physically speaking, is that possible? It may sound positive to hear something ...