Japan loses to Paraguay in Toulon opener

Soccer May 22, 2016

Japan loses to Paraguay in Toulon opener

Japan's Rio Olympic-bound Under-23s got off to a losing start at the Toulon International Tournament on Saturday, Makoto Teguramori's men going down 2-1 to Paraguay in Group B. Paraguay, which has brought its Under-21 squad to Toulon and has not qualified for Rio, capitalized on ...

Loss puts Nadeshiko on brink

Soccer Mar 5, 2016

Loss puts Nadeshiko on brink

Nadeshiko Japan is in need of a miracle to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after the former world champions went down 2-1 at the hands of China on Friday. Goals from Zhang Rui and Gu Yasha sent China on its way past Japan, ...

Rio-bound Icho collects 12th national title

More Sports Dec 22, 2015

Rio-bound Icho collects 12th national title

Kaori Icho, who won her ninth world championship in September, captured her 12th national title on Tuesday, the second day of the All-Japan Wrestling Championships. Icho won the women's 58-kg division to earn a spot at next summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, where she ...

More Sports / Track & Field Oct 25, 2015

Race walker Morioka qualifies for Olympics

Koichiro Morioka booked his third straight Olympic berth after he won a 50-km race walk trial in Yamagata Prefecture on Sunday within the qualifying standard time. The 30-year-old clocked 3 hours, 44 minutes and 27 seconds, making the cut by 35 seconds to qualify for ...

Soccer Sep 12, 2015

Japan assigned to Group B at Asian Under-23 Championship

Japan will face Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Thailand in Group B at the Asian Under-23 Championship following the draw on Saturday for the competition that doubles as the continent's final qualifier for next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Japan, semifinalist at the 2012 London ...