Category Archives: Other Sports

Seasoned veterans in demand in J. League offseason

Seasoned veterans in demand in J. League offseason

Seasoned veterans in demand in J. League offseason The J. League’s new 10-year, ¥210 billion broadcasting deal may not have led to any big-name overseas signings just yet, but there…

OCA head would back Sapporo bid for 2024 Games

OCA head would back Sapporo bid for 2024 Games

OCA head would back Sapporo bid for 2024 Games Sapporo will have the full backing of Asia should the city formally bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, Olympic Council…

Time for Mao to change direction or give it up

Time for Mao to change direction or give it up

Time for Mao to change direction or give it up   Click here to view original web page at www.japantimes.co.jp Want to discuss about the post you just read? Visit…

Japanese ozeki set sights on becoming yokozuna in 2017

Japanese ozeki set sights on becoming yokozuna in 2017

Japanese ozeki set sights on becoming yokozuna in 2017 Three Japanese ozeki were in contention for promotion to yokozuna in 2016, raising hopes that a homegrown wrestler may reach sumo’s…

Uno claims first title at national championships

Uno claims first title at national championships

Uno claims first title at national championships KADOMA, OSAKA PREF. – Shoma Uno won his first men’s national championship on Saturday, overcoming a 2.29-point deficit and a weak start in…

Fighters superstar Otani receives top prize at Japan Professional Sports Awards extravaganza

Fighters superstar Otani receives top prize at Japan Professional Sports Awards extravaganza

Fighters superstar Otani receives top prize at Japan Professional Sports Awards extravaganza Baseball sensation Shohei Otani, one of brightest stars of the nation’s sporting scene in 2016, was the recipient…

Antlers manager Ishii eyes Club World Cup final berth

Antlers manager Ishii eyes Club World Cup final berth

Antlers manager Ishii eyes Club World Cup final berth YOKOHAMA – The manager of new J. League champions Kashima Antlers, Masatada Ishii, has turned his attention from Saturday’s championship final…

Japan Basketball Association dismisses men’s national team coach Hasegawa

Japan Basketball Association dismisses men’s national team coach Hasegawa

Japan Basketball Association dismisses men’s national team coach Hasegawa Since his appointment two years ago, Kenji Hasegawa has firmly developed the Japan men’s national team. But with the 2020 Summer…

Heaven and hull for Japan's Olympic kayaking monk

Heaven and hull for Japan’s Olympic kayaking monk

Heaven and hull for Japan’s Olympic kayaking monk NAGANO — Rising silently before dawn to slip on his monastic robes and begin the solemn duties of a Buddhist monk, Kazuki…

IOC: Y2 tril budget for 2020 Games too high; volleyball venue still undecided

IOC: Y2 tril budget for 2020 Games too high; volleyball venue still undecided

IOC: Y2 tril budget for 2020 Games too high; volleyball venue still undecided TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee’s proposal to cut 1 trillion yen from an estimated 3…