Hiroshi Ikezawa

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Uehara finds common thread between rugby, business

| Sep 19, 2018

Uehara finds common thread between rugby, business

Akira Uehara, the president of longtime rugby national team sponsor Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., played in the front row for Keio University's B.Y.B Rugby Football Club in the 1960s. Even after starting his career as a businessman at electronics company NEC Corporation in 1966, his ...

Basketball players handed one-year bans

Aug 29, 2018

Basketball players handed one-year bans

The four men's national basketball team players who allegedly paid women for sex in Jakarta during the ongoing Asian Games have been handed a one-year ban by the Japan Basketball Association, the organization announced on Wednesday. The ban, effective from the announcement, includes B. League ...

Para Arena a barrier-free home base for athletes

Aug 24, 2018

Para Arena a barrier-free home base for athletes

With the start of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics just two years away, para athletes have begun to ramp up preparations and intensify their training. But many face major disadvantages due to a lack of training facilities with features such as air conditioning or barrier-free ...

Mori touts transformative power of sports

Aug 20, 2018

Mori touts transformative power of sports

Yoshiro Mori, a former prime minister and the current president of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, believes sports has the power to connect people's hearts and encourage them to overcome obstacles. That belief motivated Mori to make a major contribution ...