Category Archives: Other Sports

Japan, U.S. eye Abe-Trump talks around Feb 10

Abe’s nationalism hurts Japan

Abe’s nationalism hurts Japan BARRON’S, ASIA – As populist shocks upend the globe, Japan is a fascinating study in calm. Explaining why is a fashionable preoccupation among economists and pundits….

Japan see off Cuba in WBC opener

Japan see off Cuba in WBC opener

Japan see off Cuba in WBC opener TOKYO — Two-time champions Japan beat Cuba 11-6 in their World Baseball Classic opener Tuesday, sparked by a five-run salvo in the fifth…

JSF erred in sending Uno to Asian Winter Games

JSF erred in sending Uno to Asian Winter Games

JSF erred in sending Uno to Asian Winter Games What a difference a week makes. Two Sundays ago, Shoma Uno was earning a bronze medal at the Four Continents Championships…

Pikachu and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt co-star in new Pokemon ads

Pikachu and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt co-star in new Pokemon ads

Pikachu and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt co-star in new Pokemon ads TOKYO — For the most part, the golden era of foreign celebrities appearing in Japanese advertisements is over….

Swimming star Ippei Watanabe seeks Tokyo gold, and more

Swimming star Ippei Watanabe seeks Tokyo gold, and more

Swimming star Ippei Watanabe seeks Tokyo gold, and more TOKYO — Fresh from setting a new world record, Japan’s latest swim sensation Ippei Watanabe is plotting Tokyo Olympic glory in…

Abe to keep putting highest priority on economy in 2017

2020 goal for fixing Japan’s finances a tall order

2020 goal for fixing Japan’s finances a tall order Japan’s goal to restore its fiscal health, the worst among developed countries, is still far off amid prospects for tepid economic…

Darvish wants to prove himself in final year of Texas deal

Darvish wants to prove himself in final year of Texas deal

Darvish wants to prove himself in final year of Texas deal DALLAS — Yu Darvish marks his five-year anniversary as a Texas Ranger this month. Now healthy again, he wants…

Nishikori, Venus Williams through to third round at Australian Open

Nishikori, Venus Williams through to third round at Australian Open

Nishikori, Venus Williams through to third round at Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia — Kei Nishikori of Japan advanced to the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded…

First-ever B. League All-Star Game delivers high-octane thrills

First-ever B. League All-Star Game delivers high-octane thrills

First-ever B. League All-Star Game delivers high-octane thrills Entertainment was the name of the game on Sunday evening. The inaugural B. League All-Star Game was expected to provide a lot…

Newlywed table tennis icon Fukuhara putting family first

Newlywed table tennis icon Fukuhara putting family first

Newlywed table tennis icon Fukuhara putting family first TAIPEI – Olympic table tennis player Ai Fukuhara, who held her wedding ceremony in Taipei earlier this month, says she will put…