Category Archives: Other Sports

Oita aims to heat things up with video of Olympian synchronized swimming in onsen

Oita aims to heat things up with video of Olympian synchronized swimming in onsen Famous for its onsen (hot springs), Oita Prefecture has posted a promotional video featuring former Olympians…

Lawmakers agree to reopen Diet for one day in Abe’s absence

Lawmakers agree to reopen Diet for one day in Abe’s absence Japan’s ruling and opposition parties agreed Tuesday to briefly reopen the Diet next week for one-off committee deliberations, with…

14-year-old shogi star Fujii drawing a new generation to the game

14-year-old shogi star Fujii drawing a new generation to the game

14-year-old shogi star Fujii drawing a new generation to the game Japan’s youngest professional shogi player Sota Fujii not only made history by equaling the game’s longest winning streak on…

Nishikori, Federer advance at Gerry Weber Open

Nishikori, Federer advance at Gerry Weber Open

Nishikori, Federer advance at Gerry Weber Open Kei Nishikori toiled for his opening grass-court victory of the year, beating Fernando Verdasco 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of…

Japan gov't-led bid for Toshiba chip unit to include SK Hynix

Japan gov’t-led bid for Toshiba chip unit to include SK Hynix

Japan gov’t-led bid for Toshiba chip unit to include SK Hynix A Japanese government-led consortium bidding for Toshiba Corp’s chip business will include South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc, sources…

Driver’s wife recalls surreal moment when car flew into bus

Driver’s wife recalls surreal moment when car flew into bus The wife of a tour bus driver who miraculously saved himself and passengers in a weekend collision on an expressway…

Japan coach faces review after Iraq World Cup qualifying draw

Japan coach faces review after Iraq World Cup qualifying draw

Japan coach faces review after Iraq World Cup qualifying draw Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic was facing a performance review on Wednesday after a 1-1 draw with Iraq set back his…

Japan warms up for World Cup qualifier with draw against Syria

Japan warms up for World Cup qualifier with draw against Syria

Japan warms up for World Cup qualifier with draw against Syria Japan limbered up for next week’s World Cup qualifier against Iraq with a 1-1 draw with Syria in a…

Nishikori's erratic loss to Murray reflects his French Open

Nishikori’s erratic loss to Murray reflects his French Open

Nishikori’s erratic loss to Murray reflects his French Open Kei Nishikori’s French Open ended with an appropriately erratic performance against top-ranked Andy Murray in the quarterfinals. The 2-6, 6-1, 7-6…

Team New Zealand capsizes in America's Cup challenger race

Team New Zealand capsizes in America’s Cup challenger race

Team New Zealand capsizes in America’s Cup challenger race Emirates Team New Zealand capsized at the start of an America’s Cup challenger semifinal race Tuesday on Bermuda’s stormy Great Sound,…