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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 ...

National May 1, 2014

Judo coach guilty of hurting boy

The Nagano District Court has found a former judo coach guilty of inflicting a serious brain injury upon a student after a lay panel overturned an initial decision by prosecutors not to indict him. Takeshige Kojima, who faced a suspended one-year prison term, threw then-sixth-grader ...

National Aug 29, 2013

Railway's answer to cheating, combative rider: judo flip

A Keikyu Line railway employee handed a violent passenger a surprise earlier this week at Yokohama Station by flipping him with a judo throw after the man punched her, the Kanagawa Prefectural Police said. Hiroshi Ebina, 34, an unemployed Yokohama man, allegedly hit the woman, ...

Judo chief Uemura hints at resignation

More Sports / Judo Jun 25, 2013

Judo chief Uemura hints at resignation

Haruki Uemura, the beleaguered chairman of the All Japan Judo Federation, hinted Monday he is willing to step down from his post in the coming months after the completion of his mission to reform the scandal-tainted body. "I stated in my opening remarks to the ...