Jeremy Walker

For Jeremy Walker's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Olympics Sep 30, 2009

Igaya says final presentations key

Japan's highest-ranked sports official in the Olympic movement, Chiharu Igaya, believes the four cities bidding for the 2016 Olympic Games are "neck and neck" entering the home straight. Igaya, one of four vice presidents of the International Olympic Committee, thinks the final presentations of Tokyo, ...

Big stage for new-look Japan squad

More Sports Aug 16, 2009

Big stage for new-look Japan squad

With a new coach, a new captain and a new pin-up, Japan's women' volleyball team has the perfect stage on which to test its newfound confidence and ambition in Tokyo this week. From Wednesday to Sunday, Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium will host the final round of ...

Takeda pleased OCA backs Tokyo 2016 bid

Olympics Jul 5, 2009

Takeda pleased OCA backs Tokyo 2016 bid

SINGAPORE — Japanese Olympic Committee president Tsunekazu Takeda left Singapore on Saturday convinced that the whole of the Asian sports movement was behind Tokyo's bid to stage the 2016 Olympic Games. Along with Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara, Takeda led a strong Japanese delegation at the ...

Japan routs Belgium in Kirin finale

Soccer / World Cup Jun 1, 2009

Japan routs Belgium in Kirin finale

Japan will leave for Uzbekistan on Tuesday with confidence sky-high after beating Belgium 4-0 to win the Kirin Cup in emphatic style at Tokyo National Stadium on Sunday evening. The Japanese followed up their 4-0 demolition of Chile at Osaka on Wednesday with another high-octane ...

Okazaki double helps Japan trounce Chile

Soccer / World Cup May 28, 2009

Okazaki double helps Japan trounce Chile

OSAKA — Japan romped to a 4-0 victory over Chile in the opening match of the three-nation Kirin Cup at a blustery Osaka Nagai Stadium on Wednesday night. After Shinji Okazaki had given Japan a 2-0 lead in the first half with his fourth ...

Maki proves point, but JEF must settle for draw

Soccer / J. League May 24, 2009

Maki proves point, but JEF must settle for draw

CHIBA — JEF United Chiba striker Seiichiro Maki had a point to prove — and although he did so with a trademark goal against Yokohama F. Marinos on Saturday night, it was not good enough to secure all three points as the visitors fought ...

Velappan lifts the lid on Asian soccer's desert storm

Soccer Mar 17, 2009

Velappan lifts the lid on Asian soccer's desert storm

KUWAIT CITY — Although he left the Asian Football Confederation two years ago after 30 years' service, former secretary general Peter Velappan is still a respected and influential voice in the Asian game. On a recent visit to Kuwait, the Malaysian sat down for ...

More Sports Jul 2, 2007

Japan shocks France in FIVB World League

Japan ended a run of 10 straight defeats to France by beating the European power 3-1 at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Sunday. Japan's Yu Koshikawa spikes against the block by France during men's World League match on Sunday at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Japan won 3-1. ...

More Sports Jun 25, 2007

USA sweeps Japan in World League

KUMAMOTO — The United States completed a weekend whitewash of Japan in World League Pool B on Sunday, winning the second match of a double-header 3-0. Yusuke "GOTTSU" Ishijima of Japan spikes against the United States in their World League Pool B match in Kumamoto ...