All posts tagged "WE League"
Features/ 3 months ago
[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...
Soccer/ 4 months ago
Making History: Yoshimi Yamashita is First Japanese Female Referee in a FIFA World Cup Match
Tokyo native Yoshimi Yamashita served as the fourth official for the Belgium-Canada FIFA World Cup match in Qatar in her latest...
Soccer/ 5 months ago
Yoshimi Yamashita's Style: Soccer Refereeing So Natural It's Not Noticed
She became the J.League's first female referee in May 2021 and the first in the Asian Champions League in April 2022....
Features/ 7 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Bribery Allegations Cast a Shadow Over Tokyo 2020 Legacy
Prosecutors are investigating whether Aoki Holdings, Inc. and Haruyuki Takahashi, a Tokyo 2020 marketing official, engaged in unethical business practices.
Features/ 9 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] ‘Monster’ Inoue Achieves Goal of The Ring Magazine’s No. 1 Global Ranking
The undefeated bantamweight champion’s victory over Nonito Donaire helped propel him to the top.
Features/ 10 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] INAC Kobe Leonessa Make History in WE League’s First Season
Manager Kei Hoshikawa’s squad captures the women’s soccer league’s inaugural title.
Features/ 1 year ago
[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.
Soccer/ 2 years ago
WE League Ushers in New Era for the Sport in Japan
The 11-team circuit raises the bar for women’s soccer in Japan, marking the start of the professional era here.