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Apprentice wrestler choked, bullied at Kotooshu-run stable

Sumo Jan 31, 2019

Apprentice wrestler choked, bullied at Kotooshu-run stable

An underage apprentice sumo wrestler has been the subject of repeated physical abuse and bullying at the stable run by Bulgarian-born former ozeki Kotooshu, the Japan Sumo Association announced Thursday. According to the JSA, a 20-year-old, fourth-tier sandanme wrestler subjected an apprentice at the Naruto ...

Athletes shoot for stardom to raise profile of Paralympics

National Jan 31, 2019

Athletes shoot for stardom to raise profile of Paralympics

Amid cries to nurture bona fide Paralympic superstars in Japan, Gurimu Narita, the men's Pyeongchang Paralympic banked slalom champion, is certainly among the few athletes with the potential to become sports icons as famous as today's able-bodied superstars. While social recognition of both the Paralympics ...

Do or die for Samurai Blue

Soccer | From the Spot Jan 31, 2019

Do or die for Samurai Blue

by Dan Orlowitz

This week has provided ample opportunity for all of us who doubted Japan's ability to reach the Asian Cup final to take a long, deep drink from the fountain of hubris. Few expected Japan to defeat Iran, the heavily favored Asia No. 1 which entered ...

Soccer Jan 31, 2019

Anderlecht's Ryota Morioka to spend rest of season with Charleroi

Midfielder Ryota Morioka will transfer to Charleroi for the remainder of the season with an option to sign a three-year deal, the Belgian first-division side announced Wednesday. The 27-year-old former Japan international moved to Anderlecht from Waasland-Beveren last January, but the attacking midfielder has seen ...

Strawberry flavors to captivate the palate

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jan 31, 2019

Strawberry flavors to captivate the palate

It's the time of the year to enjoy plentiful strawberries, and The St. Regis Osaka is holding its fifth strawberry buffet through May 31 under the theme "Marche" at French bistro Rue d'Or located on the first floor. At the buffet, guests will immediately feel ...