Sato, Iwasa soar to 1-2 finish

Feb 22, 2017

Sato, Iwasa soar to 1-2 finish

Yukiya Sato and Yuken Iwasa won the gold and silver medals, respectively, to give Japan a 1-2 finish in the individual competition in men’s normal hill ski jumping at the Asian Winter Games on Wednesday. A day after the event was delayed due to ...

Asian Winter Games ready to get underway in Sapporo

Feb 18, 2017

Asian Winter Games ready to get underway in Sapporo

With the Winter Olympics just a year and a short distance away, the Asian Winter Games will be the ideal stage for the continent’s leading winter athletes to fine tune for Pyeongchang 2018. The eighth Asian Winter Games will officially open Sunday in Sapporo ...

Jan 31, 2017

Sapporo drafts partnership rules for LGBT couples

The Sapporo Municipal Government has unveiled draft rules for officially recognizing same-sex partnerships between gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples. Not only would Sapporo be the country’s first major city to set such rules, it would also be the first municipality to certify partnerships ...