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Japan's Mitsuki Ono won her third straight snowboarding halfpipe World Cup event Saturday in Calgary to clinch the women's overall title for the second season in a row.
MORE SPORTS / Snowboarding
Feb 11, 2024
Ono and Hirano retain halfpipe World Cup season titles
Ono won her third straight snowboarding halfpipe World Cup event Saturday in Calgary to clinch the women's overall title for the second season in a row.
From left: Japan's Ruka Hirano, Mitsuki Ono and Ruki Tomita pose for a photo after they each landed on the podium at the World Cup event in Laax, Switzerland, on Saturday.
MORE SPORTS / Snowboarding
Jan 21, 2024
Mitsuki Ono wins first halfpipe gold of World Cup season
Last season's overall champion in the discipline beat second-placed Bea Kim of the United States and compatriot Ruki Tomita in third.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS / Winter Sports
Jan 22, 2023
Mitsuki Ono and Ruka Hirano win halfpipe World Cup event
Yuto Totsuka came third for his first podium finish of the season.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 11, 2022
Ayumu Hirano makes history with Japan's first snowboard halfpipe gold
Third time's the charm for Ayumu Hirano, who won silver medals at the 2014 and 2018 games, then switched to skateboard and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jan 10, 2022
Snowboarders set to lead Japan in Beijing while Yuzuru Hanyu chases history
The Olympic sports analytics gurus at Nielsen's Gracenote have predicted Japan will reach a record medal total, surpassing the previous high of 13 set in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Feb 16, 2020
Ruka Hirano claims first halfpipe World Cup win
Snowboarder Ruka Hirano captured his first World Cup victory in Calgary on Saturday in the men's halfpipe competition, the last of five events of the season.
Japan Times
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Feb 1, 2020
Snowboarder Yuto Totsuka earns first World Cup victory of season
Snowboarder Yuto Totsuka grabbed his first win of the season at the men's halfpipe World Cup in California on Friday, while compatriot Ruka Hirano placed third.

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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.
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