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For Mai Yoshikawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Sumo pulls out all the stops at promotional event

Oct 4, 2017

Sumo pulls out all the stops at promotional event

Rikishi in Japan are coming up big — literally and figuratively — doing little things to promote the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and, though not part of the Olympic program, the ancient national sport of sumo. On Wednesday, 70 wrestlers of sumo's top two divisions, ...

Date says coaching not part future plans

/ Sep 20, 2017

Date says coaching not part future plans

Former world No. 4 Kimiko Date said Wednesday she has yet to give life after sport a serious thought, as she is still going back and forth between strange emptiness and ecstatic relief now that she has retired from competitive tennis. "There's a sentiment of ...

Hanyu ready to take center stage at NHK Trophy

Nov 25, 2016

Hanyu ready to take center stage at NHK Trophy

Reigning Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu will essentially be competing against himself at this weekend's NHK Trophy. After setting three world records in two nights a year ago at this event, the final leg of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series, the fans at ...

Japan Paralympian ready to race in Rio

/ Sep 6, 2016

Japan Paralympian ready to race in Rio

Kazumi Nakayama had always been an athlete, but the disability she developed later in life made her a more determined one and opened the doors to a world she had never imagined. Nine years after a critical injury to her spine left her legs paralyzed, ...