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Astro Boy headlines opening of 69th Sapporo Snow Festival

Feb 5, 2018

Astro Boy headlines opening of 69th Sapporo Snow Festival

The 69th Sapporo Snow Festival launched on Monday with some 200 snow and ice sculptures on display, including one of a famous manga hero. More than 2 million people are expected to attend weeklong event, which is held in three venues in Hokkaido's capital. In commemoration ...

High school slugger Kiyomiya plans to turn pro

Sep 22, 2017

High school slugger Kiyomiya plans to turn pro

Kotaro Kiyomiya, who holds the unofficial high school baseball record of 111 home runs, on Friday expressed his intention to turn professional. "I have decided to try for my next big dream with the understanding of how tough it is to be a pro," the ...

Waseda Jitsugyo star Kiyomiya extends high school home run record

Aug 26, 2017

Waseda Jitsugyo star Kiyomiya extends high school home run record

Kotaro Kiyomiya hit his 109th home run as a high schooler on Saturday, extending his unofficial Japanese record. The Waseda Jitsugyo High School senior was with Japan's under-18 national team in a practice game against a university squad in Chiba Prefecture. The young Samurai Japan squad ...