More Sports / Judo 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

More Sports / Judo 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 ...

More Sports / Judo 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

National 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 ...

Editorials 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.

National 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.