Aug 4, 2013

Judo federation forfeits respect

The failure of the scandal-ridden All-Japan Judo Federation to dismiss its chairman underscores its unwillingness to take the prompt action needed to reform itself.

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 29, 2013

Judo head should resign now

As long as Haruki Uemura clings to his chairmanship of the All Japan Judo Federation stays, Japanese judo will continue to suffer from a tainted image.

Jun 26, 2013

Calls for judo chief Uemura's dismissal come from council members

In a direct challenge to Haruki Uemura, the embattled All Judo Federation Chairman who insists on staying the course despite calls for him to resign, members of its regional council have proposed discussing his dismissal. The AJJF has agreed to reconvene a council meeting ...

Judo chief Uemura hints at resignation

Jun 25, 2013

Judo chief Uemura hints at resignation

Haruki Uemura, the beleaguered chairman of the All Japan Judo Federation, hinted Monday he is willing to step down from his post in the coming months after the completion of his mission to reform the scandal-tainted body. “I stated in my opening remarks to ...