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Japan still in hunt for 2020 berth

Jul 7, 2018

Japan still in hunt for 2020 berth

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Everyone that is associated with the Japan men's national team and its fans breathed a huge sigh of relief after it managed to book a spot for the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers with a win over Taiwan on ...

Jun 12, 2018

Tokyo 2020 organizers plan to cap ticket prices at ¥300,000

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games plans to cap ticket prices at ¥300,000 ($2,720) while setting a minimum ticket price of ¥2,000 ($18), sources familiar with the matter said late Monday evening. According to the sources, the highest-priced tickets are ...

Kensuke Iwabuchi named Japan's rugby sevens national team coach

May 22, 2018

Kensuke Iwabuchi named Japan's rugby sevens national team coach

Kensuke Iwabuchi, the director of high performance for the national sevens teams, was named new head coach for the men's side, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Monday. The 42-year-old Iwabuchi will take over the job from Damian Karauna, whose contract expires at the end ...