Tomokazu Harimoto becomes youngest Grand Finals singles champ

More Sports Dec 16, 2018

Tomokazu Harimoto becomes youngest Grand Finals singles champ

Tomokazu Harimoto became table tennis' youngest World Tour Grand Finals singles champion on Sunday with a win over world No. 4 Lin Gaoyuan of China. The 15-year-old Harimoto, ranked No. 5 worldwide, beat Lin 11-4, 13-15, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9 to become Japan's first men's singles ...

Ambitious T. League begins play at Ryogoku Kokugikan

More Sports Oct 24, 2018

Ambitious T. League begins play at Ryogoku Kokugikan

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With the lofty ambition of eventually becoming the world's best table tennis circuit, the T. League kicked off competition at a lavishly decorated Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Wednesday night. The organizers staged a glitzy opening show, featuring choreographed lighting and videos played on screens ...

T.League primed to kick off inaugural season

More Sports Oct 23, 2018

T.League primed to kick off inaugural season

by Kaz Nagatsuka

One day before the T.League officially kicks off its inaugural season with a men's match between the Kinoshita Meister Tokyo and T.T Saitama, chairman Koji Matsushita, players and coaches showed their excitement and jitters to be a part of Japan's first professional table tennis ...

New table tennis league set to begin

More Sports Aug 2, 2018

New table tennis league set to begin

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Tomokazu Harimoto, Miu Hirano and other top Japanese table tennis players will look to develop themselves to genuinely become the world's dominant powerhouse by competing in the newly launched professional T.League. The league kicks off on Oct. 24 at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, which usually serves ...