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Aoyama Gakuin University takes a first-day lead of the annual two-day Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden road relay on Tuesday.
Jan 2, 2024
Aoyama Gakuin University takes lead on day one of Hakone ekiden
Aoyama Gakuin University took a first-day lead of 2 minutes, 38 seconds over defending champion Komazawa University.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2023
Komazawa University takes lead on first day of Hakone ekiden
Five Komazawa runners covered the 107.5-kilometer course from Tokyo's Otemachi business district to the spa resort of Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture in 5 hours, 23 minutes, 10 seconds.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2022
Aoyama Gakuin in lead after first day of Tokyo-Hakone ekiden
Aoyama Gakuin University took the lead in the third of Sunday's five stages and never looked back.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2021
Soka University races to Day 1 lead at Hakone ekiden
The Hachioji-based school captured the Day 1 crown for the first time, crossing the finish line in 5 hours, 28 minutes, 8 seconds.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2020
Aoyama Gakuin moves out to big lead
Aoyama Gakuin University got off to a good start toward recapturing the Hakone ekiden title as it finished first on the opening day of the New Year's traditional event on Thursday.
May 7, 2018
Bomb threat forces closure of Aoyama Gakuin University's campuses in Tokyo, Kanagawa
An online bomb threat has prompted Tokyo's Aoyama Gakuin University to call off classes at both campuses Monday, the university said.
Japan Times
Feb 6, 2018
Ekiden guru Susumu Hara calls for big changes to sport
With the remarkable achievements he's accomplished in collegiate ekiden, including four Hakone titles, Susumu Hara could easily rest on his laurels.
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2018
Aoyama Gakuin wins fourth straight ekiden
Aoyama Gakuin University came from behind to win the annual Tokyo-Hakone collegiate men's two-day ekiden road relay for the fourth straight year on Wednesday.
Dec 15, 2017
College wrestling champ Taishi Narikuni handed two-year doping ban
National collegiate champion Taishi Narikuni has been handed a two-year ban by the Japan Anti-Doping Agency for failing a drug test, it was announced on Thursday.
Japan Times
Dec 1, 2016
Japan Basketball Association dismisses men's national team coach Hasegawa
Since his appointment two years ago, Kenji Hasegawa has firmly developed the Japan men's national team.
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2016
Aoyama Gakuin defends title
Aoyama Gakuin University successfully defended its Hakone Ekiden championship in style on Sunday, becoming the first team to lead the two-day event from wire to wire in 39 years.
Japan Times
Dec 31, 2015
Supporters share 'ekiden' drama with athletes
As Daichi Kamino crossed the finish line at the end of the first day of last year's Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden (relay marathon) championship, he ran straight into the arms of his ecstatic teammates.
Japan Times
Dec 10, 2015
Runners, coaches gearing up for Hakone ekiden
The Hakone ekiden, one of the biggest amateur sporting events in Japan and the nation's tradition for the New Year, gets underway in three weeks and the head coaches of the 21 participating teams presented their ambitions for their respective squads at a Tokyo news conference on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jan 17, 2015
'Refugees should have the same opportunities in life as everyone else'
What do Nobel laureate Albert Einstein, composer Frederic Chopin, war photographer Robert Capa and psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud have in common? They were all refugees.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2015
Aoyama Gakuin leads Tokyo-Hakone ekiden
Aoyama Gakuin University got a leg up in the pursuit of the Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden championship on Friday, when the school's team won the first day of the grueling road race for the first time ever.
Events / Events In Tokyo
Nov 28, 2013
Aoyama Gakuin University gets jazzed up for Sunday
Visitors to Tokyo's Aoyama district on Dec. 1 are encouraged to wear their dancing shoes this weekend, as Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) once again hosts its annual Aoyama Jazz Initiative, a student-run celebration of jazz.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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