Sumo Feb 27, 2020

Japan Sports Agency asks JSA to adjust spring tourney

The Japan Sports Agency has asked the Japan Sumo Association to make changes to its March grand tournament amid the current coronavirus outbreak, a source with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday. The JSA's board of directors will meet Sunday in an extraordinary session to ...

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, ...

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 ...

Emmert offers insight on NCAA

Sports Sep 2, 2017

Emmert offers insight on NCAA

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Mark Emmert, the National Collegiate Athletic Association president, supports Japan trying to establish its own college sports governing body. Emmert, who stopped here after visiting Taipei for the World University Games, was invited to meet a group of leaders that are studying the U.S. model ...