More Sports / Judo Dec 17, 2017

Funa Tonaki and Soichi Hashimoto win at World Judo Masters

Reigning world champions Funa Tonaki and Soichi Hashimoto were among the four Japanese who won their respective weight divisions at the World Judo Masters in St. Petersburg on Saturday. In the women's competition, world No. 4 Tonaki won the 48-kg category after taking down sixth-ranked ...

Japan wins first mixed team gold

More Sports / Judo Sep 4, 2017

Japan wins first mixed team gold

Top-seeded Japan defeated Brazil 6-0 to become the first-ever recipient of the mixed team gold medal at the world judo championships Sunday, the final day of action. All 11 Japanese judoka who were entered for the event, featuring three men and three women, won their ...

Hashimoto continues Japan's golden run

More Sports / Judo Aug 31, 2017

Hashimoto continues Japan's golden run

Soichi Hashimoto won the men's 73-kg gold medal at the world championships on Wednesday, when fellow worlds debutant Tsukasa Yoshida settled for silver. In his final, Hashimoto defeated Azerbaijan's Rustam Orujov, the silver medalist at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Japan has now won ...

Takato, Abe, Hashimoto capture gold at Grand Slam Paris

More Sports / Judo Feb 12, 2017

Takato, Abe, Hashimoto capture gold at Grand Slam Paris

Rio Games bronze medalist Naohisa Takato won the men's 60-kg category at the Grand Slam Paris on Saturday, while fellow Japanese Hifumi Abe and Soichi Hashimoto also claimed the 66- and 73-kg categories, respectively. It was a strong showing by the Japanese men. Takato won ...

Reader Mail Aug 14, 2011

Power-saving mindset has limits

Regarding the Aug. 10 article "Nuclear power debate heating up": I strongly disagree with the notion that just because we seem to be doing fine amid the current electricity deficit, Japan will be just fine without nuclear power plants in the future. One reason we ...