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Reference | The Week Ahead Mar 31, 2019

The week ahead for April 1 to April 7

Monday Government to announce name of next era for use from May 1, when Crown Prince Naruhito takes the throne following his father Emperor Akihito's abdication on April 30 after 30 years of reign. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga to unveil the new gengō ...

ONE Championship makes debut in Japan

More Sports Mar 31, 2019

ONE Championship makes debut in Japan

by Jason Coskrey

Before coming down the ramp for her fight, Mei Yamaguchi, in a nod to her surroundings at Ryogoku Kokugikan, did a brief shiko (where a sumo wrestler lifts his leg high and straight before stamping it down on the ground). Then, she made her way ...

Hakuho reveals muscle tear in upper right arm

Sumo Mar 31, 2019

Hakuho reveals muscle tear in upper right arm

Yokozuna Hakuho revealed Sunday he has a muscle tear in his upper right arm following an injury in the final bout of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament last week. "It will take time if I have surgery. I'll get stronger if I rest," Hakuho said ...

SeaHorses smash Grouses to remain in playoff hunt

Basketball / B. League Mar 31, 2019

SeaHorses smash Grouses to remain in playoff hunt

by Ed Odeven

After two wildly successful regular seasons, the SeaHorses Mikawa have experienced the normal ups and downs that teams endure during a long pro basketball season. Coach Kimikazu Suzuki's club completed a series sweep of the host Toyama Grouses on Sunday, winning 97-83. Now the SeaHorses (27-25) ...

Junya Ito scores in Genk's playoff opener against Anderlecht

Soccer Mar 31, 2019

Junya Ito scores in Genk's playoff opener against Anderlecht

Japanese forward Junya Ito scored for Belgian first-division side Genk in their 3-0 championship playoff win over Anderlecht at home on Saturday. Playing on the right wing at Luminus Arena, Ito intercepted a pass from Anderlecht keeper Thomas Didillon and whipped in a cross deep ...

Japanese basketball granted host nation spots for Tokyo Olympics

Basketball Mar 31, 2019

Japanese basketball granted host nation spots for Tokyo Olympics

Both Japan's women's and men's basketball teams will compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after the sport's governing body decided Saturday to allocate them host nation qualification places. The decision, taken at a meeting in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, ends a long saga for Japanese ...