Aug 6, 2013

New judo chief to be chosen next week

The All Japan Judo Federation said Tuesday it will select its new chairman at an extraordinary board meeting next week. Chairman Haruki Uemura last week announced his intention to resign by the end of the month to take responsibility for the physical abuse of ...

Judo chief to quit early over abuse, fund fiasco

Jul 30, 2013

Judo chief to quit early over abuse, fund fiasco

All Japan Judo Federation Chairman Haruki Uemura announced during an extraordinary board meeting Tuesday that he will resign in August over the physical abuse meted out by coaches and the misuse of funds. Vice Chairmen Hiroaki Fujita and Nobuyuki Sato, Secretary-General Koshi Onozawa and ...

Jul 24, 2013

Judo federation's next move

Public trust of the scandal-ridden All Japan Judo Federation will be on the line when it discusses a proposal to dismiss 23 directors including the chairman.

Jun 21, 2013

27 judo coaches got illegal payments

An independent panel investigating misappropriation of funds by the All Japan Judo Federation says 27 coaches received illegal payments to the tune of ¥36.2 million.

Mar 27, 2013

Ex-judo gold medalist Yamashita selected to spearhead efforts to end abuse

Former Olympic gold medalist Yasuhiro Yamashita will assume the responsibility for eradicating abuse within the All Japan Judo Federation, the body decided Tuesday. At an extraordinary session of the federation’s board of directors, Yamashita was appointed to take charge of the federation’s “declaration to ...