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Aug 26, 2018

A weak, fragmented opposition

A lame opposition camp can't expect to engage in a policy-based competition with the ruling parties and present voters with a viable alternative.

Softball team eyeing 2020 title

Aug 26, 2018

Softball team eyeing 2020 title

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Winning the gold medal for the fifth consecutive time like the Japan softball team did is an unprecedented and remarkable feat for any athlete or team. But the team feels it is still a long way from achieving its ultimate goal of winning the Olympic ...

Japan sport climbers in hunt for men's, women's titles

Aug 26, 2018

Japan sport climbers in hunt for men's, women's titles

Tomoa Narasaki topped the qualifications of sport climbing combined at the Asian Games for the second straight day on Saturday, as all Japanese climbers qualified for the following day's final. Narasaki and Kokoro Fujii will gun for a medal in the men's event, while Akiyo ...

Shumpei Yoshikawa signs with D-Backs

/ Aug 26, 2018

Shumpei Yoshikawa signs with D-Backs

Right-handed pitcher Shumpei Yoshikawa has signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks and broken amateur baseball rules in the process, informed sources said Friday. The 23-year-old Yoshikawa was expected to go high in Nippon Professional Baseball's amateur draft this October. He is the first marquee amateur to ...

Japan captures Women's Under-20 World Cup

/ Aug 26, 2018

Japan captures Women's Under-20 World Cup

Japan upset Spain 3-1 in the final to win the Women’s Under-20 World Cup for the first time on Friday. The victory made Japan the first country to hold titles in all three FIFA Women’s World Cup age categories after winning the World Cup in ...