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Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 12, 2018
Who to watch on Tuesday, Day 5 of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics
10 a.m. Snowboard, women’s halfpipe final: Haruna Matsumoto and Sena Tomita have advanced to the final. Matsumoto placed third in Monday's heat with 84.25 points while Tomita was seventh with 66.75 points.
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LIFE / Travel
Feb 9, 2018
Twenty years on from the Olympics, Nagano is still the home of Japan's winter sports
Nagano Prefecture's bountiful snow continues to be the stuff of ski and snowboarding legend, with classic Olympic resorts such as Hakuba Happo-one, Nozawa Onsen and Shiga Kogen.
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MORE SPORTS
Jan 29, 2018
Ayumu Hirano wins second Winter X Games superpipe gold
Ayumu Hirano nailed a near-perfect 99-point third run Sunday to win the men's Winter X Games snowboard superpipe event in Aspen, Colorado.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jan 26, 2018
Snow and spirituality in Tottori: Winter on a sacred peak
Mount Daisen in Tottori Prefecture is the largest mountain in the Chugoku region of western Honshu. An isolated peak with views over the Sea of Japan, the mountain stands at 1,729 meters and gets plenty of snow in the winter, making it one of the preferred destination for skiers and boarders living in nearby Hiroshima, Osaka and Kyoto.
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Jan 20, 2018
Snowboarders Reira Iwabuchi and Hiroaki Kunitake meet Olympic qualification criteria
Reira Iwabuchi and Hiroaki Kunitake are among four snowboarders who met the qualification criteria for February's Pyeongchang Olympics on Friday, according to requirements set by the Ski Association of Japan.
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Jan 13, 2018
Snowboarders Hiroaki Kunitake and Reira Iwabuchi claim runner-up finishes
Teenage snowboarders Hiroaki Kunitake and Reira Iwabuchi finished second Friday in their respective slopestyle World Cup events in the United States.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Dec 22, 2017
Snowboarders Ayumu Hirano and Tomoka Takeuchi named to Japan Olympic team for Pyeongchang Games
The Ski Association of Japan announced Friday that Sochi snowboarding silver medalists Ayumu Hirano and Tomoka Takeuchi, as well as 10 other athletes, will compete in February's Pyeongchang Olympics.
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Dec 21, 2017
Japanese men dominate podium in snowboard World Cup halfpipe
Japan swept the podium in the men's halfpipe at a snowboard World Cup event on Thursday, with Ayumu Hirano, Raibu Katayama and Yuto Totsuka finishing first, second and third.
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Jan 7, 2017
Ski Association drops sponsorship
The Ski Association of Japan rescinded its sponsorship of five snowboarders on Friday after three underage halfpipe riders were caught drinking last February in Sapporo.
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Dec 9, 2016
Ski Association of Japan suspends snowboarders, staff after scandalous behavior
The Ski Association of Japan suspended all its scholarship holding snowboarders and staff members and set up a third-party investigation committee on Friday following a number of incidents involving the use of marijuana and underage consumption of alcohol.
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Apr 27, 2016
Two teenage snowboarders banned over marijuana use while on U.S. tour
The Ski Association of Japan said on Wednesday it has indefinitely banned two teenage snowboarders after they were found to have used marijuana on a tour to the United States in December.
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Mar 6, 2016
Defending champion Hiraoka finishes third at U.S. Open
Taku Hiraoka failed in his bid to retain the title and finished third at the snowboard U.S. Open on Saturday as two-time Olympic champion Shaun White triumphed.
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Feb 14, 2016
Halfpipe champion Aono claims second victory
Ryo Aono, who has already secured his third overall World Cup halfpipe title, won his second event of the season on Sunday.
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JAPAN / EXPLAINER
Jan 18, 2016
Rescues point to dangers of searching out backcountry powder
Backcountry skiing and snowboarding have come under scrutiny after the recent rescue of two groups of skiers stranded in mountains in Nagano and Fukushima prefectures.
OLYMPICS
Feb 22, 2014
Snowboarder Takeuchi disqualified in parallel slalom
Tomoka Takeuchi's pursuit of a second individual medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics ended in the second round of the women's snowboard parallel slalom on Saturday.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 21, 2014
Takeuchi seeks second medal
Snowboarder Tomoka Takeuchi, who took the silver medal in the women's parallel giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Games on Wednesday, hopes to grab another medal in Saturday's parallel slalom, despite a patchy history in the event.
OLYMPICS
Feb 11, 2014
Hirano advances to men's halfpipe final
Ayumu Hirano set the pace with a sterling first run in the men’s halfpipe on Tuesday to qualify for the final.
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CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Feb 16, 2010
Japan's après ski party scene heats up
The apru00e8s ski scene in Japan is heating up, as more party events bring mixers to the moguls.
COMMUNITY
Dec 2, 2001
Ski trips easy to book without using Japanese
If you can't speak Japanese or you don't want the hassle of booking trains and hotels before embarking on a ski or snowboarding trip, there are people who can make the arrangements for you.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY
Dec 2, 2001
Need a powder fix in Japan? Go boarding out of bounds
Anyone who has skied or boarded on a weekend in Japan knows the story: the well-groomed slopes, blanketed with skiers and boarders making their way up and down as loudspeakers blare pop music and shrill announcements. And then there are the cattle-corral cafeterias, the chaotic souvenir stands, the apres-ski...

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