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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.
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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.
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Jan 3, 2023
Komazawa completes ekiden title sweep with Hakone win
In the 99th running of the annual race, Komazawa anchor Hibiki Aogaki crossed the finish line 1 minute and 42 seconds ahead of Takumi Sukegawa of second-place Chuo University.
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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.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 9, 2022
The lines blur at Hakone’s Bar Hotel
The Bar Hotel Hakone Kazan can be viewed as a bar-themed hotel or a hotel-themed bar. Staying there is a luxurious experience either way.
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Jan 3, 2022
Aoyama Gakuin reclaims Hakone ekiden title in record-setting fashion
'We surpassed the greatest team of the past, and that is due to these amazing students,' Aoyama Gakuin manager Susumu Hara said.
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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.
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CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Dec 30, 2021
New Year's TV sees us spoiled for choice
Japanese broadcast television's slate of new year programming features star-studded blowouts that offer the perfect dose of moderately entertaining content as we head into 2022.
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Jan 6, 2021
Hakone ekiden's stubborn crowds cause for Olympic concern
The 2021 Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race concluded as a last-mile thriller between the eventual winner Komazawa University and runner-up Soka University.
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Jan 3, 2021
Komazawa University overtakes Soka for dramatic Hakone ekiden victory
Anchor Takuma Ishikawa's final leg helped the Tokyo school seal its first championship in 13 years and seventh overall.
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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.
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LIFE / Travel
Feb 8, 2020
Escape from Tokyo: Day trips from the capital
Got a spare day and not sure what to do? Russell Thomas suggests some easy day trips from Tokyo, whether you're after sake, art, history, mountains, shrines, festivals or flood defenses.
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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.
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Dec 19, 2019
Tokai University aims for more Hakone ekiden glory
Tokai University stunned a national audience by capturing its first-ever Hakone ekiden title with a tournament record at the last edition in January.
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JAPAN
Nov 15, 2019
Popular Mount Hakone tourist site reopens after volcanic alert level drops
A popular tourist site on Mount Hakone was reopened Friday, ending a six-month closure caused by an increase in the volcanic alert level in the hot spring resort area, local authorities said.
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Nov 14, 2019
Closed typhoon-hit trails in Japan put damper on rush to view autumn leaves
November typically sees a surge in hikers seeking to enjoy autumn leaves, but several trails in Kamakura, Hakone and other destinations across Kanagawa Prefecture — and elsewhere in the Kanto region — remain closed indefinitely after two powerful typhoons tore through the country in September and October.
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May 19, 2019
Volcanic alert level raised for popular Mount Hakone resort area in Kanagawa
Warning of a possible eruption, authorities raise the volcanic alert level for Mount Hakone after increased seismic activity is detected near the popular hot-spring resort area southwest of Tokyo.
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Jan 9, 2019
'Shoe wars' target Japan's endurance runners
As the Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race has grown into one of Japan's biggest sporting competitions, the event has increasingly become somewhat of a showcase event for running shoe manufacturers.
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Jan 3, 2019
Tokai University wins Tokyo-Hakone ekiden
Tokai University came from behind to win the Tokyo-Hakone ekiden for the first time on Thursday.
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Jan 2, 2019
Toyo in lead after opening leg of Hakone ekiden
Toyo University took the lead in the Tokyo-Hakone collegiate ekiden road relay on Wednesday after winning the race's first leg for the second year in a row.
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Dec 31, 2018
Former NTV producer Nobuhisa Sakata looks back on pioneering live television coverage of ekiden
As a former director and producer for the Nippon Television Network Corporation, Nobuhisa Sakata has participated in live broadcasts of many different major professional sporting events, such as Yomiuri Giants games and the world track and field championships.

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