Surfers eye 2020 Games while enjoying the ride

More Sports May 10, 2019

Surfers eye 2020 Games while enjoying the ride

by Kaz Nagatsuka

A long Golden Week holiday period had just ended the previous day. Not surprisingly, Tsurigasaki Beach wasn't crowded with spectators on Tuesday, the final day of the inaugural Japan Open of Surfing, which was organized by the Nippon Surfing Association. But when the sport makes ...

Kento Momota wins first Japan Open title

More Sports Sep 16, 2018

Kento Momota wins first Japan Open title

Reigning world champion Kento Momota won his first Japan Open title on Sunday, beating Thailand's Khosit Phetpradab in straight games. Japanese duo Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota also won their maiden championship in the women's doubles. Nozomi Okuhara settled for silver after losing to 2016 ...

Team Europe ends Japan's reign as Japan Open champion

Figure Skating Oct 7, 2017

Team Europe ends Japan's reign as Japan Open champion

Japan missed out on its third consecutive title at the Japan Open team figure skating competition on Saturday, settling for a runner-up finish. The host team, featuring Mai Mihara, Marin Honda, Shoma Uno and pro skater Nobunari Oda, scored a total of 614.93 points in ...