Murata determined to make major impact

Jul 21, 2014

Murata determined to make major impact


For Ryota Murata, the middleweight gold medal he earned in London wields power. Now a professional boxer, Murata has quickly transformed himself into a national icon in his Olympic-crazed homeland. His public presence isn’t just limited to the boxing ring. Murata has also become ...

Jun 5, 2013

London Olympic middleweight champion Murata to join Top Rank

London Olympic middleweight gold medalist Ryota Murata will sign a contract with major U.S. boxing promotion company Top Rank, his promoter Teiken Promotions said Tuesday. The 27-year-old Murata, who became Japan’s first Olympic boxing champion in 48 years last summer at the London Games ...

Apr 6, 2011

Fukushima disaster holds lessons for future

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WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The Japanese people have demonstrated an extraordinary capacity to respond to both natural and human-made disasters with remarkable resilience. Our sympathies and thoughts are with them as they face the aftermath of this disaster. It is far too early to know the ...