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B LEAGUE

Sunrockers fans at a game in Tokyo in March.
BASKETBALL / B. League
Apr 20, 2024
'Mr. Incredible' and Japan’s improbable bid to compete with the NBA
Japan is a latecomer to basketball’s global expansion, but it has stratospheric expectations for its future.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 23, 2023
Masataka Yoshida takes AL batting average lead with three-hit night
The 30-year-old major league rookie had three singles beginning with a line drive to left field off Max Scherzer in the first inning at Fenway Park.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jul 18, 2023
WE League chair: Japan sees 'cute' players, not elite athletes
Momentum behind women’s soccer in Japan has stalled in the years since its 2011 triumph and 2015 runner-up finish, even as global interest in women’s sports accelerates.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / Athletics
Jul 17, 2023
Haruka Kitaguchi wins javelin competition with season's best throw
Kitaguchi broke her own national record with a throw of 67.04 meters.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jul 16, 2023
Lionel Messi signs contract with Inter Miami through 2025
It's also hoped the long-time Barcelona talisman can revive the fortunes of a Miami squad at the bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jul 11, 2023
Ange Postecoglou hopes to present Harry Kane with Spurs vision
Bundesliga heavyweight Bayern Munich is reportedly among several top clubs interested in signing the England captain.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jul 5, 2023
Osasuna barred from UEFA Conference League over match-fixing scandal
The La Liga club plans to appeal the UEFA ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 4, 2023
Home run leader Shohei Ohtani named June's AL Player of the Month
The Angels star was also named the AL Player of the Week for the second time this season and sixth time in his major league career.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup / From the Spot
Jun 27, 2023
Broadcaster standoff shows fragile state of Japanese women's soccer
Failure to find a television home for the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup could all but cripple the sport's hopes of mainstream acceptance in the country.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 26, 2023
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal needs to gain strength through transfer market to challenge Manchester City
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes the Gunners have to use the transfer market to get stronger if they are to topple Manchester City as Premier League champions next season.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 21, 2023
The post-American Middle East
The recent cease-fire between Israel and Islamic Jihad, the detente between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the de-escalation in Yemen have all been accomplished with minimal Western involvement.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jun 21, 2023
Shohei Ohtani named AL Player of the Week for the fifth time
Ohtani's stellar play in the week of June 12 to 18 included hitting .435 with six home runs and 12 RBIs in seven games.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Jun 18, 2023
How Japan's top soccer league is striving to become a climate leader
As the league continues to grow, and as climate change wreaks havoc on operations, its quest to bring healthier lifestyles to the Japanese public has expanded into environmental issues.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 13, 2023
World Cup winner Kozue Ando claims WE League MVP
Five players made the best eleven from Urawa, including upcoming World Cup hopefuls Hikaru Naomoto and Kiko Seike.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 11, 2023
Manchester City is Europe’s champion, a title years and billions in the making
City is now only the second English team — and one of only a select handful of clubs across Europe — to have completed a domestic and European treble, soccer’s final challenge.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 10, 2023
Manchester City wary of Inter Milan threat with Champions League title and treble within reach
Manchester City is a huge favorite to finally get its hands on the greatest prize in European club soccer.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 8, 2023
South Africa star Cheslin Kolbe signs with Sungoliath
South Africa star utility back and 2019 Rugby World Cup winner Cheslin Kolbe has decided to play for Tokyo Sungoliath from the 2023-2024 League One season, the club said Thursday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jun 8, 2023
Tahitian Vahine Fierro boosts French hopes of Olympic medal in surfing
Host nation France's chances of a first Olympic medal in surfing got a massive boost with the qualification of Vahine Fierro, a Tahitian local among the best at riding the challenging tubes of Teahupo'o, the venue for the 2024 Games, on Tuesday.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 8, 2023
Soccer great Lionel Messi chooses Miami as next destination
'After winning the World Cup and not being able to go to Barca, it was time to go to the U.S. league to experience football in a different way and enjoy the day-to-day,' Messi said.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 7, 2023
Pep Guardiola closes in on silencing critics for good
Guardiola has already made City the dominant force of English soccer with five league titles in the past six seasons.

Longform

Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals