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 ...

More Sports Nov 22, 2017

Harimoto, Hirano qualify for Grand Finals

Teenagers Tomokazu Harimoto and Miu Hirano qualified for the ITTF World Tour Grand Finals as the world governing body of table tennis released the entry list for the four categories on Tuesday. While 14-year-old Harimoto was among the top 16 men from the World Tour ...

Defending champion Hirano misses out on World Cup podium

More Sports Oct 30, 2017

Defending champion Hirano misses out on World Cup podium

Defending champion Miu Hirano was beaten by Liu Shiwen of China 4-0 in the singles semifinal and finished a disappointing fourth at the Women's World Cup table tennis competition on Sunday. Hirano, who at 16 years old became the first Japanese to win the World ...

Wang eliminates Ishikawa in first round at Japan Open

More Sports Jun 16, 2017

Wang eliminates Ishikawa in first round at Japan Open

Third seed Kasumi Ishikawa went out in the first round of the Japan Open on Friday, losing 4-1 to China's Wang Manyu in the women's singles. Ishikawa, who lost in the quarterfinals at the world championships to top-ranked Ding Ning last month, came up short ...

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 ...