Tag - cycling



A new system under which bicycle riders pay fines for minor traffic violations to escape criminal punishment is expected to be introduced in Japan no later than 2026.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 17, 2024
Japan passes bill to introduce 'blue ticket' fines for cyclists
The new system will be applied to offenders aged 16 and above who breach traffic regulations.
Britain topped the cycling medals table at the Tokyo Games in 2021, winning seven medals, including three golds.
OLYMPICS / Cycling
Apr 30, 2024
British Cycling confident new track bike will deliver more gold
British Cycling has prided itself on delivering state-of-the-art kit, including bikes and clothing, to its riders.
Some 45 sports-type bicycles were stolen between October and January around train stations in Tokyo's Toshima Ward, including ones that were locked, according to police.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 5, 2024
Bicycle thefts target sports bikes in Tokyo's Toshima Ward
Many of the stolen bicycles were locked, which may have been destroyed using tools.
People ride bikes without wearing helmets in Tokyo in March 2023, just before a law revision over helmet wearing on April 1 that year.
Apr 2, 2024
One year after road law revision, few cyclists in Japan wear helmets
The helmet wearing rate among cyclists killed or injured in accidents between April and December 2023 was 14.7%, the National Police Agency said.
Police stations in Tokyo's Minato Ward hold a cycling safety event in Tokyo in August.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 6, 2024
Japan to introduce 'blue ticket' fine system for cyclists
Fines are expected to be between some ¥5,000 ($33) and ¥12,000, the same as those for traffic violations by motorized scooter riders.
Police officers explain bicycle rules during an event in Tokyo last year.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 21, 2023
Police panel proposes fines up to ¥12,000 for cycling violations
The agency hopes to finalize a proposal at a meeting of the panel in January and submit a bill to parliament next year to amend the Road Traffic Act.
Vintage bicycle enthusiast and property manager Eric Knight shipped his high-wheeler from his home in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, to Japan for the cross-country trip.
Dec 4, 2023
32 days, one big wheel: Duo re-creates historic trans-Japan trip
The pair were inspired by pioneering cyclist Thomas Stevens (1854-1935), who traveled the same route through Japan in 1886 on a high-wheeler.
Gold medalist Laura Kenny of Britain on the last day of the cycling track events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, at the Izu Velodrome, in Shizuoka Prefecture, on Aug. 8, 2021
OLYMPICS / Cycling
Nov 28, 2023
British cycling great Laura Kenny sets sights on Paris
Time is ticking for the 31-year-old to force her way back into the British team, but five-time Olympic gold medal winner Kenny says she is determined.
The front page of The Japan Times from Nov. 13, 1948, heralds the verdicts given to Japan's war criminals.
JAPAN / History / Japan Times Gone By
Nov 3, 2023
Japan Times 1948: Tojo and 6 others are sentenced to hang
As sentences are handed down in 1948, two other eras deal with fallout from an earthquake and an oil shock.
Takumi Hara participates in a basketball event in Fukuoka in May 2022 during his round-the-country cycling tour to raise awareness of mental health issues.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 29, 2023
Man cycles across Japan hoping to change views on mental health
Statistics show that 1 in 4 people in Japan have mental health issues at some point in their lives.
Spain's Ricardo Ten Argiles takes part in the men's C1 individual pursuit final during the UCI Cycling World Championships at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday.
Aug 8, 2023
Indomitable one-limbed Spaniard wins third track title, targets Paris
Ricardo Ten Argiles, who hails from Valencia, is writing a second chapter to a remarkable tale of sporting endeavor in the face of adversity.
Jonas Vingegaard celebrates with his bike after winning the Tour de France in Paris on Sunday.
Jul 24, 2023
Jonas Vingegaard secures second straight Tour de France title
Runner-up Tadej Pogacar, the 2020 and 2021 Tour champion, won the white jersey as the best under-25 rider for the fourth year in a row.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2023
Champion-in-waiting Jonas Vingegaard leads Tour de France back to Paris
Vingegaard, who also won in 2022, described the race as 'the best in the world' after three intense weeks that started in Bilbao, Spain, on July 1.
Japan Times
Jul 23, 2023
'Euphoric' Jonas Vingegaard targets another Tour de France triumph
Two-time champion Tadej Pogacar won the 20th stage, but Vingegaard leads the Slovenian by more than seven minutes ahead of Sunday's ceremonial ride to the finish line on the Champs Elysees.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2023
Ion Izagirre charges late to win Stage 12 of Tour de France
Ion Izagirre gave his Cofidis team, and Spain, its second victory in this year's Tour de France by winning the 12th stage with a late, brutal attack on Thursday.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2023
Jasper Philipsen sprints to fourth stage win of Tour de France
Belgian Jasper Philipsen sprinted to his fourth stage victory on this year's Tour de France with a powerful final burst on Stage 11 from Clermont-Ferrand to Moulins.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2023
Jai Hindley takes yellow jersey with victory in fifth stage of Tour de France
Australian Jai Hindley crossed the line alone to win Stage 5 of the Tour de France on Wednesday to take the overall leader's yellow jersey, as defending champion Jonas Vingegaard won a tactical battle with key rival Tadej Pogacar.
Japan Times
Jul 5, 2023
Jasper Philipsen claims Tour double in crash-marred finale
Australian Caleb Ewan took second place and German Phil Bauhaus finished third in the fourth stage.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2023
Jasper Philipsen delivers to take Tour's third stage
Philipsen was a cut above the rest, finishing off his team's work in impressive fashion for his third career win on the Tour and his seventh victory of the season.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2023
Mix of calm and concern as Tour de France heads to riot-hit France
While the vast majority of the Tour de France peloton is not concerned by the riots that have been hitting France following the fatal shooting of a teenager by police, some have expressed concern that the race might be disrupted.


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