New table tennis league set to begin

More Sports Aug 2, 2018

New table tennis league set to begin

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Tomokazu Harimoto, Miu Hirano and other top Japanese table tennis players will look to develop themselves to genuinely become the world's dominant powerhouse by competing in the newly launched professional T.League. The league kicks off on Oct. 24 at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, which usually serves ...

Harimoto fails to qualify for Japan Open main draw

More Sports Jun 15, 2017

Harimoto fails to qualify for Japan Open main draw

Teenager Tomokazu Harimoto failed to reach the main draw of the Japan Open after losing in the third round of men's singles qualifiers on Thursday. The 13-year-old, who became the youngest player to reach the last eight of the world championships earlier this month, lost ...

Japan captures first world championship in mixed doubles in 48 years

More Sports Jun 4, 2017

Japan captures first world championship in mixed doubles in 48 years

Maharu Yoshimura and Kasumi Ishikawa won Japan's first mixed-doubles gold in 48 years on Saturday at the World Table Tennis Championships, while Tomokazu Harimoto became the youngest player to reach quarterfinals. Yoshimura and Ishikawa, the runners-up last year, overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat Taiwan's ...

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Hirano, Mizutani win Polish Open

Miu Hirano and Jun Mizutani won the women's and men's singles finals, respectively, to highlight Japan's dominant showing at the Polish Open on Sunday. The 16-year-old Hirano, who is seeded 11th, eased past Yu Mengyu of Singapore 12-10, 11-9, 12-10, 11-7 at Arena Ursynow, earning ...

More Sports Mar 4, 2016

Japan men advance to semifinals at table tennis worlds

Japan's men beat Hong Kong 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the World Team Table Tennis Championships on Friday, securing a medal for the fifth straight tournament. Japan, ranked third in the world, was ahead after Jun Mizutani took the first match 13-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-5 ...