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74 articles published/printed


Sep 11, 2018

Naomi Osaka, our newest hero

We hope that Naomi Osaka's victory in the U.S. Women's Open championship will help Japan to better appreciate its diversity and the richness and opportunity it creates.

Gymnastics officials handed suspension over alleged harassment

/ Sep 11, 2018

Gymnastics officials handed suspension over alleged harassment

Japan's gymnastics governing body on Monday handed two senior officials a temporary suspension over their alleged harassment of an Olympic gymnast. The Japan Gymnastics Association said Chieko Tsukahara and her husband Mitsuo will be suspended from their duties until an independent committee finishes investigating the ...

Browns avoid loss, tie Steelers 21-21 in sloppy game

/ Sep 11, 2018

Browns avoid loss, tie Steelers 21-21 in sloppy game

One week in and the Browns are still undefeated. Now that's progress. Cleveland ended its 17-game losing streak on Sunday with a 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers, who prevented the Browns from getting their first victory since 2016 when linebacker T.J. Watt blocked Zane Gonzalez's ...

Kisenosato keeps comeback on track with impressive Day 2 win

/ Sep 11, 2018

Kisenosato keeps comeback on track with impressive Day 2 win

Yokozuna Kisenosato continued his comeback from injury in winning fashion Monday with a hard-fought victory over komusubi Takakeisho at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Returning after missing a record eight-straight meets, Kisenosato withstood an opening onslaught from the quick and powerful up-and-comer to secure an ...

Sumo 101: The belt

Sep 11, 2018

Sumo 101: The belt

by John Gunning

Sumo wrestlers on overseas tours have been called 'naked goodwill ambassadors'. Most people first encountering the sport see it as giant guys fighting while wearing almost nothing. While it's true that there are no leotards or singlets in (professional) sumo, it's in fact one of the ...

Kimiko Date tips Naomi Osaka as future No. 1

/ Sep 11, 2018

Kimiko Date tips Naomi Osaka as future No. 1

After becoming a Grand Slam champion, Naomi Osaka can follow her historic U.S. Open triumph by becoming the first Japanese player to become No. 1 in the world, predicts former Japanese great Kimiko Date. Though Osaka's moment of glory was overshadowed by Serena Williams' meltdown ...