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Christina Griffin-Jones was a big part of a historically strong U.S. women's team at the 2023 Sumo World Championships.
Jun 5, 2024
American sumo organization becomes battleground in fight for equality
At the heart of the fight is growing opposition to a longtime federation trustee who has not been shy about expressing his homophobic views.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen drives ahead of McLaren's Lando Norris during the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, on Sunday.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Oct 23, 2023
Dominant Max Verstappen earns 50th career win
Yuki Tsunoda finished 10th for Alpha Tauri and secured an extra point for the fastest lap.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Nov 22, 2022
Gareth Bale rescues Wales with late equalizer against United States
The Welsh captain's successful 83rd-minute penalty conversion triggered roars from a large and raucous contingent of supporters at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.
Japan Times
Oct 4, 2022
U.S. women's soccer probe uncovers 'systemic' abuse and sexual misconduct
The 172-page report included interviews with more than 200 NWSL players and detailed patterns of abuse from team coaches.
Japan Times
Sep 27, 2022
Chinese aggression brings Taiwan closer to U.S., says Pompeo
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that China's moved have 'brought those who prefer peace and commerce even more closely together.'
Japan Times
Jul 26, 2022
United States mulls more athletic events after success of worlds
Compelling performances in Oregon delighted U.S. track officials, who are desperate to boost the sport's profile in their country after years of languishing out of the spotlight.
Japan Times
Jul 24, 2022
Canada stun United States to win men's 4x100 relay gold
The Americans looked set to retain their crown until the last changeover between Elijah Hall and Marvin Bracy, who lost time with a slow exchange.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2022
Chile stuns United States to qualify for 2023 Rugby World Cup
The South Americans rallied back from a home loss in the first leg to win on aggregate, joining Pool D alongside England, Argentina, Japan's Brave Blossoms and Samoa.
Japan Times
Jun 23, 2022
Rights groups call on Biden to negotiate for Brittney Griner's release
Forty advocacy groups, including the National Organization for Women, say more needs to be done to secure Griner's release.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2022
Japan to face United States in September friendly in Europe
The Samurai Blue will take on their U.S. counterparts for the first time since a February 2006 friendly in San Francisco.
Japan Times
Jun 8, 2022
What to expect at the upcoming IISS Shangri-La Dialogue
Chinese assertiveness, North Korea's military provocations and the repercussions of Russia's invasion of Ukraine are just some of the topics up for discussion in Singapore this week.
Japan Times
May 19, 2022
U.S. soccer reaches deal to guarantee equal pay for men's and women's teams
U.S. Soccer becomes the first federation in the world to equalize FIFA World Cup prize money awarded to both women's and men's teams for participation in their respective World Cups.
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2022
U.S. women's players and U.S. Soccer settle equal pay dispute
In a historic agreement, U.S. Soccer pledged to provide equal pay rates going forward for the women's and men's national teams in all friendlies and tournaments, including the World Cup.
Japan Times
Dec 29, 2021
U.S. and China holding talks on cleaning of planes after flight aborted
China's new sanitation mandates — spurred by the spread of COVID-19 — significantly extend the time planes are on the ground.
Japan Times
Dec 7, 2021
Four-time hockey medalist happy U.S. athletes can compete in Beijing
Angela Ruggiero, who won gold for the United States in 1998 and later served as a member of the IOC, said it was important that athletes were not penalized for politics.
Japan Times
Oct 19, 2021
Team USA to have plenty of mental health support in Beijing
Licensed mental health officers will be made available to U.S. athletes competing in Beijing along with therapists and psychiatrists at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Japan Times
Oct 6, 2021
Salt Lake City ready to bid for Winter Games, but which one a mystery
The 2002 host has secured venue and hotel contracts, but has not decided if it will pursue the 2030 or 2034 edition of the Winter Games.
Japan Times
Sep 23, 2021
U.S. will require athletes to be fully vaccinated in order to compete at Beijing Games
A letter written by USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland says the requirement 'will also apply to our full Team USA delegation at future Olympic and Paralympic Games.'
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Sep 5, 2021
Does Didi's crash point to the future of U.S.-China financial frictions?
While the rivals are said by some to be in the midst of a 'new Cold War,' some financial businesses linking the two are thriving.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 31, 2021
Why the U.S.-China conflict is threatening the future of Wall Street
Both sides have introduced measures affecting the other's operations, but care must be taken to manage escalation.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan