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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 women's soccer team defeated China for ...

Coaching experts trade ideas at workshop

Jul 22, 2018

Coaching experts trade ideas at workshop

by Kaz Nagatsuka

We have seen various types of unreasonable harassment problems surrounding Japanese sports, especially in school athletics, over the last several years. One of the most notable and recent cases involved the Nihon University football team, where a player was allegedly ordered by his coaches to ...

Veracity lacking in explanation by coaches

| May 24, 2018

Veracity lacking in explanation by coaches

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

It's an ongoing saga of conflicting narratives. In Wednesday night's news conference, Masato Uchida, the former Nihon University head coach, and his assistant coach Tsutomu Inoue made it apparent that their opinions of the football scandal they are embroiled in are far different than Taisuke ...

ESPN playing it for laughs with list

| Mar 27, 2018

ESPN playing it for laughs with list

by Ed Odeven

It's beyond comprehension how ESPN The Magazine could omit Michael Phelps from its new list dubbed the "Dominant 20" athletes of the past 20 years. The swimming immortal is the winningest Olympian of all time. His collection of 28 Olympic medals, including a jaw-dropping 23 ...

College sports reformers stay positive despite setbacks

Mar 12, 2018

College sports reformers stay positive despite setbacks

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Implementing change is often a painful procedure. That is apparently the case for the leaders working to revamp the landscape of college sports in Japan. It has been a couple of years since discussions aimed at forming a Japanese organization similar to the National Collegiate Athletic ...

Soccer team adds players, renews uniform sponsorship deal

Jan 24, 2018

Soccer team adds players, renews uniform sponsorship deal

The International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS), which aims to foster charity and improve society through sports, has renewed a corporate partnership contract with Tokyo Verdy, a soccer club in the J2 League, continuing as a uniform sponsor for the second year. The ISPS, which is ...