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National Mar 1, 2020

Kagoshima isle has sights set on brewing its own cup of joe

A project is underway to produce premium coffee from beans grown on Tokunoshima, an island in Kagoshima Prefecture, on a commercial basis. The project was launched in June 2017 by beverage-maker Ajinomoto AGF Inc., major trading house Marubeni Corp., the town of Isen and the ...

Ayumi Uekusa earns Olympic spot in over-61-kg kumite

More Sports Mar 1, 2020

Ayumi Uekusa earns Olympic spot in over-61-kg kumite

Ayumi Uekusa qualified for Japan's Tokyo Olympic team Saturday after a quarterfinal berth in the women's over-68-kg kumite at the Karate 1-Premier League Salzburg. Despite losing her quarterfinal against Germany's Charlotte Grimm, Uekusa moved far enough ahead of her nearest competition in the Olympic rankings ...

Miho Takagi, Tatsuya Shinhama capture first sprint world titles

More Sports Mar 1, 2020

Miho Takagi, Tatsuya Shinhama capture first sprint world titles

Miho Takagi and compatriot Tatsuya Shinhama both won their maiden world sprint championships on Saturday. Takagi, last year's women's runner-up, finished the two-day sprint competition with 148.870 points at Hamar Olympic Hall, while defending champion Nao Kodaira took second with 150.150. Russia's Olga Fatkulina was ...