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For Joel Fitzpatrick's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Kawashima's error raises questions for Samurai Blue

Soccer / World Cup Jun 25, 2018

Kawashima's error raises questions for Samurai Blue

Japan manager Akira Nishino said he will analyze goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima's situation after the FC Metz custodian made an error that led to Senegal's first goal in the teams' 2-2 Group H draw on Sunday. Speaking at the post-match news conference at Ekaterinburg Arena, Nishino ...

StarRo sees his star rising with Grammy nomination

Music Dec 24, 2016

StarRo sees his star rising with Grammy nomination

Finding out that you have been nominated for a Grammy on Twitter is one thing, but when you did not even realize one of your songs was submitted for consideration, that is a surprise Shinya Mizoguchi — known by his stage name, starRo — ...

Mizutani makes table tennis history

More Sports Jan 17, 2016

Mizutani makes table tennis history

Jun Mizutani confirmed his place among the greatest players in Japanese table tennis history on Sunday by winning his record-equaling eighth men's singles title at the national championships in Tokyo. Mizutani won four straight games after dropping the first to beat the physically imposing Kazuhiro ...

Mizutani wins one title, eyes another

More Sports Jan 16, 2016

Mizutani wins one title, eyes another

Jun Mizutani took one step towards a national table tennis championships singles-doubles sweep on Saturday when he and partner Masaki Yoshida won the men's doubles title at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Mizutani and Yoshida got the win against Naoaki Matsui and Ryohei Kanoya despite starting ...