Shintaro Kano

For Shintaro Kano's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Sani Brown sprints to head of class

/ 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. But Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, the 18-year-old half-Ghanaian prodigy, is giving Japan hope the wall may finally ...

Halilhodzic warns Honda to find regular playing time

/ 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. "I need Honda to play more on a regular basis," Halilhodzic said in an end-of-year interview with members of the Tokyo Sportswriters' ...

OCA head would back Sapporo bid for 2024 Games

/ 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. Sapporo, which will host the Asian Winter Games for a ...

Sogahata helps fuel Antlers' winning ways

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. While Mu Kanazaki, who came off the ...