Ambitious T. League begins play at Ryogoku Kokugikan

More Sports Oct 24, 2018

Ambitious T. League begins play at Ryogoku Kokugikan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With the lofty ambition of eventually becoming the world's best table tennis circuit, the T. League kicked off competition at a lavishly decorated Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Wednesday night. The organizers staged a glitzy opening show, featuring choreographed lighting and videos played on screens ...

T.League primed to kick off inaugural season

More Sports Oct 23, 2018

T.League primed to kick off inaugural season

by Kaz Nagatsuka

One day before the T.League officially kicks off its inaugural season with a men's match between the Kinoshita Meister Tokyo and T.T Saitama, chairman Koji Matsushita, players and coaches showed their excitement and jitters to be a part of Japan's first professional table tennis ...

Harimoto stuns Mizutani at table tennis worlds

More Sports Jun 2, 2017

Harimoto stuns Mizutani at table tennis worlds

World Table Tennis Championships debutant Tomokazu Harimoto secured a shock 4-1 win over Rio bronze medalist Jun Mizutani on Thursday in the second round of men's singles. The 13-year-old Harimoto, whose parents are from China, won the boy's singles at the world junior championships in ...

Mizutani determined to succeed at worlds

More Sports May 23, 2017

Mizutani determined to succeed at worlds

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Jun Mizutani knows what he must do in order to stand on the podium at the World Table Tennis Championships for the first time, and is poised to continue challenging China's dominance in the sport. "I won't be able to win ...

Teen Hirano captures national table tennis title

More Sports Jan 22, 2017

Teen Hirano captures national table tennis title

Sixteen-year-old Miu Hirano became the youngest player to win the national table tennis championships in women's singles Sunday, while Jun Mizutani won a record ninth men's title. Hirano, who became the first Japanese to win a World Cup tournament in October, defeated four-time champion Kasumi ...