All posts tagged "japan sports notebook"
Features/ 7 days ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Kosuke Kitajima to be Inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame in September
A four-time Olympic gold medalist, Kosuke Kitajima became the first swimmer to claim the breaststroke golden double in consecutive Summer Games.
Features/ 2 weeks ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Naoya Inoue Puts Reputation on the Line in Latest Title Quest
Facing American WBC and WBO champion Stephen Fulton in his first bout as a super bantamweight presents challenges and intrigue for...
Features/ 3 weeks ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Kenta Maeda Getting Back in the Swing of Things
Minnesota Twins starter Kenta Maeda, who missed the 2022 season after having Tommy John surgery, has pitched effectively in two spring...
Features/ 1 month ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Fencer Misaki Emura Ascends to the Top in World Rankings
Tokyo Olympian Misaki Emura becomes the first Japanese woman to reach number one in the world rankings in an individual fencing...
Features/ 1 month ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] J.League Gears Up for 31st Season
Parity has been one of the defining trademarks of the J.League since its inception in 1993, with seven teams winning two...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] How Far Will the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Bribery Scandal Reach?
As investigators continue to pore through evidence and issue indictments, will the Tokyo 2020 scandal envelop dozens or hundreds more individuals?
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Hiromitsu Kadota Carved Out a Hall of Fame Career with Grit and Talent
Hiromitsu Kadota slugged 567 home runs in his 23-year career before retiring in 1992 as one of NPB's greatest power hitters....
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Takuma Sato Joins Chip Ganassi Racing in a Part-Time Role for 2023
"Being in this series for 13 years, I have fantastic memories in a full-time (ride)," Takuma Sato said, "and I think...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Equinox is the Japan Racing Association's 2022 Horse of the Year
Equinox, a 3-year-old colt, galloped to victories in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) and Arima Kinen, securing the top individual honor for...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Hakone Ekiden Triumph Fulfills Triple Crown Quest for Komazawa Coach
Hiroaki Oyagi led Komazawa to eight Hakone Ekiden titles. He finished his final season at the helm with victories in Japan's...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Veteran Hurler Chihiro Kaneko Announces Retirement
Chihiro Kaneko, who led the Pacific League in wins in 2010 and 2014, is set to begin his coaching career with...
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Judo Great Shohei Ono Appears Ready to Begin Next Chapter of Career
Mostly inactive since the Tokyo Olympics in July 2021, Shohei Ono is reportedly on the verge of beginning preparations next year...