All-Japan Championship canceled for first time over coronavirus

Rugby Apr 3, 2020

All-Japan Championship canceled for first time over coronavirus

The Japan Rugby Football Union announced Thursday the cancellation of this year's All-Japan Championship in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The season-ending championship, usually involving the top four sides from the Top League competition, was scheduled to take place over two weekends beginning on ...

Sunrockers capture crown

Basketball Jan 12, 2020

Sunrockers capture crown

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Sunrockers Shibuya are back on top of Japanese basketball for the first time in five years. The Tokyo side claimed the Emperor's Cup title on Sunday with a nail-biting 78-73 win over the Kawasaki Brave Thunders in the All-Japan Championship final at Saitama Super ...

Suntory beats Panasonic in cup final to secure double

More Sports / Rugby Jan 29, 2017

Suntory beats Panasonic in cup final to secure double

Suntory Sungoliath completed the league and cup double on Sunday as they beat Panasonic Wild Knights 15-10 in a pulsating All-Japan Championship final. In front of a full house of 20,196 at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, five penalties from Kosei Ono saw Keisuke Sawaki's ...

More Sports / Rugby Feb 28, 2015

Yamaha captures All-Japan crown

Yamaha Jubilo won the All-Japan Championship on Saturday, defeating Suntory Sungoliath 15-3 in the final. Jubilo dominated possession for long stretches with an unimaginative game plan, but were sure in their tackles when forced to defend. Sungoliath tried to counter with some creative play, but poor ...