China's contribution to Japan's defeat

Aug 24, 2013

China's contribution to Japan's defeat

by Jeff Kingston

An estimated 14 million to 20 million Chinese died during this epic struggle of resistance against Japanese aggression in a war that produced a staggering 80 million to 100 million refugees. Despite the prolonged onslaught of Japan’s modern military machine for eight long years, ...

Bulgaria spikers sweep Japan in FIVB World Grand Prix

Aug 17, 2013

Bulgaria spikers sweep Japan in FIVB World Grand Prix

Bulgaria handed Japan its first defeat of the 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix, edging the hosts 25-23, 25-23, 31-29 at Sendai City Gymnasium on Friday. The match marked the first meeting between the nations in the World Grand Prix and the first time the ...

Aug 16, 2013

Repairing Tokyo-Seoul ties

One year since South Korea's president set foot on the disputed Takeshima Islands in the Sea of Japan, the chilly Seoul-Tokyo relationship shows no signs of improving.

Aug 13, 2013

Kakitani aims for piece of history against Uruguay

by Gus Fielding

Rising star Cerezo Osaka striker Yoichiro Kakitani is relishing the prospect of making Japanese soccer history in Wednesday’s friendly with South American champion Uruguay. Kakitani earned his first call-up last month and responded by scoring three goals in two games at the East Asian ...

Aug 6, 2013

Japan falls to 1-3 in FIBA Asia Championship

by Ed Odeven

Former Osaka Evessa center Tseng Wen-ting scored a game-high 19 points and Lin Chih-chieh poured in 16 as Taiwan edged Japan 79-76 in Group E action at the FIBA Asia Championship on Tuesday in Manila. Japan slipped to 1-3 in the tournament, which serves ...

Aug 3, 2013

Japan spikers overpower Algeria

The Japan women’s volleyball team improved to 2-0 in World Grand Prix Pool C on Saturday with a straight-sets victory over Algeria. Establishing a rhythm with a strong service game, Japan, which won the bronze medal in last summer’s London Olympics, defeated Algeria 25-10, ...

Aug 2, 2013

Japan prevails over Hong Kong in FIBA Asia clash

by Ed Odeven

Led by guard Naoto Tsuji’s 17-point effort and three teammates’ double-digit scoring output, the Japan men’s national basketball team cruised past Hong Kong 76-59 in a FIBA Asia Championship Group B game on Friday in Manila. Japan bounced back from a one-point loss to ...