Delegation head praises Japan's performance

More Sports | ASIAN GAMES Sep 2, 2018

Delegation head praises Japan's performance

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Yasuhiro Yamashita, head of Japan's Asian Games delegation,and other officials who traveled to Jakarta were pleased to have their expectation exceeded during the tournament, where Japan exceeded its medal targets. On Sunday, the country nabbed gold in the mixed triathlon relay, the final competition of ...

Glorious day for Japan's athletes

General | ASIAN GAMES Sep 1, 2018

Glorious day for Japan's athletes

A 10-gold bonanza across five sports on Friday took Japan's tally to 69 gold medals, more than at any Asian Games since the last time it topped the medal table in Bangkok in 1978. Japan's sailors provided four gold and its judoka three, while the ...

Japan takes gold in field hockey

More Sports | ASIAN GAMES Sep 1, 2018

Japan takes gold in field hockey

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Sakura Japan set a lofty goal of winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Friday's victory will certainly help give the team momentum and confidence to do so. The women's field hockey team captured its first-ever Asian Games title with a 2-1 win over ...

More Sports / Swimming | ASIAN GAMES Oct 4, 2014

Hagino honored as top athlete

Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino topped an outstanding Asian Games by being named the most valuable athlete of the competition on Saturday. The 20-year-old Hagino won a medal in all seven races he entered, capturing four golds, one silver and two bronze during the games, which ...

Shimizu, Shinohara collect karate golds

More Sports | ASIAN GAMES Oct 2, 2014

Shimizu, Shinohara collect karate golds

Kiyo Shimizu won the Asian Games gold medal in women's karate kata and Hiroto Shinohara emerged victorious in the men's 67-kg final on Thursday. The 20-year-old Shimizu, the East Asian Games and Japan champion, defeated Vietnam's Nguyen Hoang Ngan 5-0 to give Japan's women a ...

North Korea beats Japan in women's final

Soccer / World Cup | ASIAN GAMES Oct 2, 2014

North Korea beats Japan in women's final

Nadeshiko Japan failed to retain the Asian Games title as Norio Sasaki's side was beaten 3-1 by a tenacious North Korean team in the final on Wednesday. Kim Yun-mi, Ra Un-sim and Ho Un-byol struck for North Korea, which outhustled and outmuscled the world and ...