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NOTES ON A SCORECARD

Japan Times
SPORTS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Jul 12, 2016
Nishikori's body giving him biggest challenge
Kei Nishikori's withdrawal from Wimbledon during his fourth-round match with Marin Cilic due to a rib injury was unfortunate. It marked the second year in a row the world No. 6 was forced to pull out of the classic at the All-England Club due to a physical problem.
Japan Times
TENNIS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Mar 8, 2016
Nishikori impressive in loss; Kotoshogiku's challenge
Despite a valiant effort from Kei Nishikori, Japan lost to Britain 3-1 in their Davis Cup World Group first-round tie in Birmingham, England, on Sunday.
Japan Times
SPORTS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Sep 29, 2015
Blatter's stain on game proving very lame
"Blatter is a dead man walking ... "
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Aug 20, 2015
Fitness proving a continuing challenge for Nishikori
Kei Nishikori finally broke through against Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of last week's Rogers Cup in Montreal. Nishikori routed the 14-time Grand Slam champion 6-2, 6-4 with an overpowering show to record his first win over Nadal in eight career meetings.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Aug 4, 2015
Problems continue to mount for Tokyo 2020 team
Last week was another tough one for the folks at Tokyo 2020.
Japan Times
SPORTS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Jul 17, 2015
Return to Japan leaves Matsuzaka a forgotten man
Former superstar Daisuke Matsuzaka, who returned to Japan after mixed results in eight seasons in the majors to sign with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, has not appeared in a single game for the big club this season.
Japan Times
SPORTS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Jun 30, 2015
Sasaki deserves a shot at coaching Samurai Blue
By guiding Nadeshiko Japan into the semifinals of the Women's World Cup for a second consecutive time, coach Norio Sasaki has clearly established his acumen as both a motivator and strategist.
Japan Times
SPORTS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Jun 13, 2015
Tokyo 2020 plans changing like the wind
"A promise made is a debt unpaid." — Robert Service
Japan Times
SPORTS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Jun 5, 2015
Nishikori loses golden opportunity for glory in Paris
His draw at the French Open seemed almost tailor-made.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
May 26, 2015
Mao's return great news for Japan, skating
Mao Asada's decision to come back to competitive skating is certainly good news. That big sound you heard recently wasn't a sonic boom, but rather the executives at the Japan Skating Federation exhaling.
Japan Times
SPORTS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
May 15, 2015
Mao's big decision has fans, skating world on edge
The speculation is growing by the minute.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Mar 3, 2015
Moving 2020 hoops to Saitama latest blow for game
The IOC's decision last week to allow the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to move the basketball competition out to Saitama Super Arena puts an end to any hope the sport ever had of becoming high profile in Japan.
Japan Times
SPORTS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Jan 30, 2015
No reason for fans to despair over Nishikori's defeat
What a difference three years makes.
Japan Times
SPORTS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
May 27, 2014
Mao makes right choice in deciding to take year off
"The feeling here is that she would be better served by taking a year off — like Vancouver Olympic champion Kim Yu Na did — to recharge her batteries before making such a huge choice. Perhaps some time away will let her gain some perspective."
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Feb 25, 2014
Sochi Olympics delivered wonderful drama, priceless memories
Final thoughts and parting shots on the Sochi Games:
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Feb 13, 2014
An inside look at the first week in Sochi
Some thoughts and observations after a week at the Winter Olympic Games:
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Dec 3, 2013
Delay in agreement on new posting system just latest black eye for NPB
Pretty sad to see the negotiations over the new posting system between NPB and MLB continue to drag on. It's already December now and MLB teams are trying to set their rotations for next season.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Nov 19, 2013
Mizuno best man to lead Tokyo organizing committee for 2020 Games
It is amazing how often the answer to a question can be right in front of you.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Nov 12, 2013
Irabu's career provides cautionary tale for Rakuten pitching star Tanaka
It will be interesting to see how the situation plays out with Rakuten Eagles star Masahiro Tanaka and his move to the majors via the posting system.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB / NOTES ON A SCORECARD
Nov 5, 2013
Valentine unfairly left out in cold after Red Sox capture World Series
I wonder what Bobby Valentine thinks about the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series?

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan