Yamashita named new All Japan Judo Federation president

/ Jun 23, 2017

Yamashita named new All Japan Judo Federation president

Yasuhiro Yamashita, the men’s open-weight category gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, was appointed as the new president of the All Japan Judo Federation on Friday. Yamashita replaces 71-year-old Shoji Muneoka following voting from new board members selected the same day. The 60-year-old ...

/ May 26, 2017

Yamashita to become next AJJF chairman

Yasuhiro Yamashita, the men's open-weight category gold medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, is set to be appointed as the next chairman of the All Japan Judo Federation, sources said Friday. The 59-year-old Yamashita will lead the federation forward toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, ...

/ Apr 6, 2017

Baker to miss judo worlds due to shoulder injury

Mashu Baker told the All Japan Judo Federation he will sit out this summer's world championships, a source said Thursday. Baker, who won the men's 90-kg gold at the Rio Olympics last summer, dislocated his right shoulder on Sunday at the national invitational weight ...

/ Feb 17, 2017

Tsunoda, Minei to skip European Judo Open due to injuries

Natsumi Tsunoda, the 52-kg silver medalist at the Paris Grand Slam earlier this month, and 63-kg wrestler Miho Minei will miss this weekend's European Judo Open due to injury, the All Japan Judo Federation said Friday. Tsunoda and Minei were both hurt at the Paris ...

Ojitani captures national title;  Harasawa earns Rio berth

/ Apr 29, 2016

Ojitani captures national title; Harasawa earns Rio berth

Takeshi Ojitani captured his second open-weight National Judo Championship on Friday, while beaten semifinalist Hisayoshi Harasawa was chosen for the over-100-kg division for this summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Ojitani, 23, won his first title against 26-year-old Daiki Kamikawa two years ago and was triumphant ...

/ Aug 6, 2013

New judo chief to be chosen next week

The All Japan Judo Federation said Tuesday it will select its new chairman at an extraordinary board meeting next week. Chairman Haruki Uemura last week announced his intention to resign by the end of the month to take responsibility for the physical abuse of coaches ...

Judo chief to quit early over abuse, fund fiasco

Jul 30, 2013

Judo chief to quit early over abuse, fund fiasco

All Japan Judo Federation Chairman Haruki Uemura announced during an extraordinary board meeting Tuesday that he will resign in August over the physical abuse meted out by coaches and the misuse of funds. Vice Chairmen Hiroaki Fujita and Nobuyuki Sato, Secretary-General Koshi Onozawa and chief ...

Jul 24, 2013

Judo federation's next move

Public trust of the scandal-ridden All Japan Judo Federation will be on the line when it discusses a proposal to dismiss 23 directors including the chairman.

Jun 21, 2013

27 judo coaches got illegal payments

An independent panel investigating misappropriation of funds by the All Japan Judo Federation says 27 coaches received illegal payments to the tune of ¥36.2 million.