World Aug 17, 2016

Japanese youth volunteers arrive in Phnom Penh to coach judo

A group of youth volunteers dispatched to Cambodia by the Japanese government to coach judo arrived in the capital Phnom Penh on Tuesday. The university students, from Tokyo and Nara Prefecture, were accompanied by team leader Gotaro Ogawa, a former Japanese ambassador to Cambodia who ...

Judo icon Nomura announces retirement

More Sports / Judo Aug 31, 2015

Judo icon Nomura announces retirement

Three-time Olympic men's 60-kg champion Tadahiro Nomura announced his retirement on Monday, saying his body has finally given in. "I began to feel my physical limit," the 40-year-old Nomura said at a news conference. "I've done everything I can. I have no regrets." Nomura, who said ...

Olympic judo champ's five-year rape term finalized

National / Crime & Legal May 10, 2014

Olympic judo champ's five-year rape term finalized

The five-year sentence for two-time Olympic judo champion Masato Uchishiba for raping a woman in 2011 has been finalized by the Supreme Court. Uchishiba's prison term was finalized Friday after the top court rejected his objection to its April 23 decision to uphold lower court ...