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SUMMER

Canada's Summer McIntosh and Katie Ledecky of the U.S. celebrate medal wins with Leah Smith of the U.S. at the FINA World Championships in Budapest in June 2022.
MORE SPORTS / Swimming
Dec 1, 2023
McIntosh topples Ledecky in U.S. Open 400m free
Summer McIntosh, a four-time world champion, handed Katie Ledecky her first defeat in the event in a U.S. pool in 11 years.
Crowds packed the Mountain Stage at Summer Sonic for Yoasobi’s set on Saturday and went wild when the J-pop duo played the opening notes of “Idol.”
CULTURE / Music
Aug 25, 2023
Summer Sonic closes out the season with one hot party
Asian artists NewJeans, Gen Hoshino, Awich and Babymetal drew impressive crowds at the summer festival despite the overbearing heat.
Creativeman President Naoki Shimizu says Summer Sonic has been featuring an increasing number of Asian acts in recent years, a change that reflects the growing number of Asian visitors attending the music festival. This year’s standouts include K-pop group NewJeans, whose Summer Sonic performance will be its first Japan show ever.
CULTURE / Music
Aug 18, 2023
NewJeans, Blur and Kendrick Lamar head to Summer Sonic
While Summer Sonic’s reputation as an international showcase holds strong, the event has become an important launchpad for homegrown performers.
Since 1948, Yuji Koseki's "The Crown Will Shine on You” has served as the anthem for the summer Koshien tournament.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 6, 2023
Japan’s enduring ‘sound of summer’
Composer Yuji Koseki probably did not imagine that his career would become intertwined with Japan’s most popular sporting event.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 9, 2023
Government to ask Tokyo area to save power again this summer
The government issued a nationwide power saving request from July to September last year, but the latest request only targets the area served by Tepco.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 9, 2023
Summer music festivals aim to bring the good times back
The return of summer festivals means live music is back, with events featuring overseas acts alongside K-pop and pool parties.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
May 31, 2023
Summer Basho offered excitement and a streamlined experience for sumo fans
The sport has emerged from three years of pandemic-era restrictions into a rapidly changing landscape that requires better delivery of content and a more attractive in-arena experience.
Japan Times
SUMO
May 29, 2023
Comeback king Terunofuji hungry for more titles after latest triumph at Summer Basho
Resurgent Summer Grand Sumo Tournament champion Terunofuji vowed to add to his title haul, which stands at eight after his latest victory.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
May 28, 2023
Triumphant Terunofuji ends May tournament with 14-1 record
The 31-year-old grand champion had clinched his eighth Emperor"s Cup by beating sekiwake Kiribayama a day earlier at Tokyo"s Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
May 27, 2023
Terunofuji clinches 8th Emperor's Cup with win over Kiribayama
Returning from dual knee surgeries in October, the 31-year-old grand champion claimed the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament by improving to an insurmountable 13-1.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
May 26, 2023
Terunofuji wins showdown against Asanoyama to maintain outright lead at Summer Basho
The Mongolian-born yokozuna heads into the final weekend of the 15-day tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan with the outright lead at 12-1.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
May 25, 2023
Yokozuna Terunofuji alone in first place after Asanoyama stumbles on Day 12
The lone yokozuna finished Day 12 at Ryogoku Kokugikan alone on the top rung of the leaderboard at 11-1.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
May 24, 2023
Impressive win keeps Asanoyama tied for Summer tourney lead
The 29-year-old, a No. 14 maegashira and former ozeki, worked his way out of serious jeopardy on the 11th of 15 days at Tokyo"s Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
May 23, 2023
Terunofuji and Asanoyama tie for lead as newcomers cause upsets
Day 10"s biggest shock was No. 5 Kinbozan"s victory over demotion-threatened kadoban ozeki Takakeisho.
Japan Times
SUMO
May 22, 2023
Meisei beats Terunofuji to move into tie for lead at Summer Grand Sumo Tournament
"I don"t remember much," Meisei said. "The yokozuna is big, and attacking him from the side was something I had in mind.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
May 21, 2023
Terunofuji takes outright lead with Day 8 win over Kotoshoho
The Mongolian-born grand champion continued to impress in his injury comeback at Tokyo"s Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
May 20, 2023
Terunofuji and Asanoyama continue to dominate summer tourney
Yokozuna Terunofuji and former ozeki Asanoyama, each making a kind of comeback at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, continued to look unbeatable Saturday as each improved to 7-0.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
May 19, 2023
Wakamotoharu stunned on Day 6 of Summer Grand Sumo Tournament
The lead group was trimmed to three wrestlers, including yokozuna Terunofuji and former ozeki Asanoyama.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
May 18, 2023
Yokozuna Terunofuji wins fifth straight bout at Summer Basho
Terunofuji, a seven-time Emperor"s Cup winner, has so far dispelled concerns about his health at the 15-day meet.
Japan Times
SUMO / Basho reports
May 17, 2023
Terunofuji wins as five wrestlers remain perfect after Day 4
Two sekiwake wrestlers, Daiesho and Wakamotoharu, improved to 4-0, along with No. 6 Meisei and former ozeki Asanoyama, currently wrestling as a No. 14 maegashira.

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