Sep 9, 2016

South Korea tops Japan in FIBA Asia Challenge opener

Despite getting a 29-point performance from Makoto Hiejima, Japan was unable to beat South Korea in its FIBA Asia Challenge tournament Group D opener, losing 80-73 in Tehran on Friday. With a number of new faces wearing the Japanese colors in the 12-team tournament, ...

Sep 3, 2016

Sakura Sevens earn Hong Kong title

The Sakura Sevens won the big prize on Saturday, capturing the women’s championship at the Hong Kong Sevens, the first event of the 2016 Asian Rugby Sevens Series. The Japan women beat Thailand in the cup semifinal 43-0 before defeating China 14-7. The men, ...

Sep 2, 2016

Japan hockey team falls to Germany

Japan’s men’s ice hockey team lost 5-0 against Germany in the final qualifiers for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday. Japan, ranked 21st in the world, had no answer to 10th-ranked Germany and faces a tough task to make its way to the Games ...

Japan nabs bronze in team synchro

Aug 20, 2016

Japan nabs bronze in team synchro

Japan produced a solid performance Friday to swim off with the team synchronized swimming bronze at the Rio Games. The eight-woman Japanese team, featuring duet bronze medalists Risako Mitsui and Yukiko Inui, scored 95.4333 points in Friday’s free routine to hang onto their third ...