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Shintaro Kano
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 26, 2018
Tokyo looks to Pyeongchang as it prepares for a hot, jam-packed Summer Games
Now it's Tokyo's turn.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 21, 2018
Akito Watabe looks for answers after missing podium in Nordic combined
With the gold medal he has been waiting for his entire career at stake, Akito Watabe went all in to win the Nordic combined large hill 10-km final.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 20, 2018
Veteran Noriaki Kasai determined to compete at Beijing 2022 at age 49
Noriaki Kasai is going for No. 9.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 16, 2018
Bittersweet Valentine's gift fires Noriaki Kasai up for large hill
Noriaki Kasai had a bittersweet Valentine's Day.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 12, 2018
Pyeongchang biathlon no honeymoon for Japan's Tachizaki husband and wife duo
Pyeongchang was supposed to be about the joy and excitement of the Olympic Games for Japanese biathlete Mikito Tachizaki.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 8, 2018
WADA chief Craig Reedie placing faith in Tokyo to restore Olympics' image
World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie cannot rule out the possibility of the Russian doping scandal carrying over to the 2020 Olympics but is counting on Tokyo to help restore the tainted image of the Olympic Games.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 6, 2018
Noriaki 'The Legend' Kasai heads to eighth games seeking gold
When a 19-year-old Noriaki Kasai competed at the Winter Olympics for the first time, Kiichi Miyazawa was Japanese Prime Minister, Bill Clinton was campaigning to become the United States president and Michael Jordan was the NBA's Most Valuable Player.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Sep 18, 2017
Muguruza reveling in No. 1 status ahead of Pan Pacific Open
Reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza on Monday did not hold back her joy at becoming world No. 1 in women's tennis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 26, 2017
Economist pours cold water on Tokyo hopes for Olympic success in 2020
Tokyo will not benefit long term from hosting the 2020 Olympics — contrary to the hopes and prayers of a nation — sports economist Andrew Zimbalist said Wednesday.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jun 26, 2017
Sani Brown sprints to head of class
The 10-second barrier has been unbreakable for Japanese sprinters in the 100 meters, Koji Ito coming the closest in 1998 when he ran it in 10 seconds flat.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jun 5, 2017
Hotly tipped goalkeeper Nakamura enjoying first taste of national team
Having been instrumental in Kashiwa Reysol's surge to the top of the J. League on an eight-game win streak, goalkeeper Kosuke Nakamura has earned his first Japan call-up for Wednesday's friendly against Syria and the World Cup qualifier away to Iraq next week.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 12, 2017
Jones hints at 2018 Twickenham test against England for Brave Blossoms
Japan was not drawn in the 2019 Rugby World Cup pool phase with England, the team coached by its former boss Eddie Jones. The earliest they could meet at the tournament would be in the semifinals, provided both teams get that far.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 10, 2017
National Olympic Committees 'confident' after touring Tokyo 2020 venues
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic organizing committee drew rave reviews from its future guests after completing its first organized group tour for National Olympic Committees earlier this week.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jan 1, 2017
Halilhodzic warns Honda to find regular playing time
Keisuke Honda should seriously consider leaving AC Milan or risk losing his place on the Japan squad, according to national coach Vahid Halilhodzic.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Dec 30, 2016
OCA head would back Sapporo bid for 2024 Games
Sapporo will have the full backing of Asia should the city formally bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said in an interview with Kyodo News.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Dec 12, 2016
Sogahata helps fuel Antlers' winning ways
Once again, Kashima Antlers banked on the experience and savvy that has led to a record eight J. League championships, when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 on Sunday to book a place in the Club World Cup semifinals.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Oct 12, 2016
Japan catches Australia off guard with pragmatic tactics
Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic's decision to sit back and try to hit Australia on the break on Tuesday certainly had its effect, taking the Socceroos players by complete surprise.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Oct 5, 2016
Honda lashes out at fair-weather Milan fans
Japan international Keisuke Honda on Tuesday slammed AC Milan supporters as being fair-weather fans, saying their ruthlessness is not helping the storied club turn its fortunes around.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 23, 2016
Following deal with J. League, Perform Group outlines digital vision for sports in Japan
Aiming to become a Netflix-like presence, Perform Group's 10-year, u00a5210 billion agreement with the J. League is the largest commercial sports deal in Japanese history.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Mar 23, 2016
Halilhodzic won't use goalkeeper Kawashima during upcoming qualifiers
Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic says goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima will not play in the World Cup qualifiers against Afghanistan and Syria. He probably will not even be on the bench.

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