National high school body orders pitch limits for first time

Baseball Nov 29, 2019

National high school body orders pitch limits for first time

High school games played at the spiritual home of Japanese baseball will get a new look in 2020 after the organizer of the prestigious national championship on Friday announced its first pitch limits. Starting from next spring's national invitational tournament at Koshien Stadium near Osaka, ...

Sports bodies look to stop abuse by coaches

More Sports Apr 28, 2019

Sports bodies look to stop abuse by coaches

As Japan prepares to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, a number of the country's sports bodies are taking steps to prevent coaches from verbally and physically abusing athletes following a spate of high-profile cases. These measures include guidelines telling coaches to use ...

More Sports Oct 23, 2018

Agency hopes to end college sports violence

Japan Sports Agency chief Daichi Suzuki suggested Monday he hopes establishing a governing body modeled after the United States' National Collegiate Athletic Association can help eradicate violence in collegiate sports, an issue that has rocked the country in recent months. The agency and other organizations ...