[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Doubts Emerge on Japan’s Ability to Secure a Spot in 2022 World Cup
A loss to Saudi Arabia exacerbates Samurai Blue’s challenge of qualifying for next year’s tournament in Qatar.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Retired Yokozuna Hakuho Left an Indelible Mark on Sumo
The all-time winningest rikishi's longevity at the top and work ethic triggered admiration from his peers and former standouts.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] In an Unusual Move, JBA Fills Two National Team Coaching Vacancies at Once
Men's coach Julio Lamas left his post after the Tokyo Olympics, and Tom Hovasse, who led the Japan women to a...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Golfer Mone Inami Rides Positive Momentum From Olympics to First Career Major Victory
The third-year pro leads the Japanese professional women's tour with eight victories this season.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Will Shohei Ohtani Become MLB’s First 50-30 Player?
The dynamic Los Angeles Angels star has a shot at achieving this unique display of power and speed, while only four...
Yokohama F. Marinos Climb Closer to Top of J. League Table
A 12-match unbeaten streak puts Marinos in contention for the title, moving the club within four points of reigning champion Kawasaki...
Sebastian Coe Supports Staging World Athletics Championships in Tokyo in Near Future
But will the global athletics supremo’s comments give the Japanese capital a big boost in the next few years?
Basketball/ 2 years ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Japan Hoop Squad Gets Big Boost With Return of Rui Hachimura, Yudai Baba
Young stars elevate national team’s talent level as it gears up for first Olympic appearance since 1976.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] A Record 582 Athletes Comprise Host Nation’s Olympic Contingent
~~ The Olympics have grown in size and scale over the decades. Just as infrastructure costs and increased media coverage have...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Sprinter Ryota Yamagata Thrust Into the Spotlight as Japan's Olympic Captain
~~ Ryota Yamagata, who ran the fastest-ever 100 meters for a Japanese sprinter last month, will receive the honor of a...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Japan’s Medal History at the Summer Olympics
~~ A lot has changed since two athletes represented Japan at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Olympics. Runners Yahiko Mishima, a track...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Will Local Spectators Be Allowed at Tokyo Olympics? We Should Know Soon
~~ Just over a month remains before the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. Meanwhile, all the focus is on the...