Category Archives: 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a license to play

Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a license to play

Hello Kitty at 40, giving adults a license to play   TOKYO — As a Japanese schoolgirl in the 1970s, Kazumi Kaminaga had never seen something as cute as Hello…

Fujifilm's Ebola drug underscores new face of Japan Inc

Fujifilm’s Ebola drug underscores new face of Japan Inc

  Fujifilm’s Ebola drug underscores new face of Japan Inc   TOKYO — Fujifilm’s potential as a major player in the fight against the Ebola virus underscores a move by…

Japan Picked to Join Super Rugby

Japan Picked to Join Super Rugby

Japan Picked to Join Super Rugby   Japan is set to join the Southern Hemisphere’s top provincial rugby tournament after the governing body of the event said it preferred Japan’s…

Tsunami-hit Miyagi mulls casino to hasten recovery

Tsunami-hit Miyagi mulls casino to hasten recovery

Tsunami-hit Miyagi mulls casino to hasten recovery   by Ritsuko Ando Reuters SENDAI – Business and political leaders in the northeast are betting on a casino as the brightest hope…

Shonan Pandora stuns Nuovo Record in Shuka-sho

Shonan Pandora stuns Nuovo Record in Shuka-sho

Shonan Pandora stuns Nuovo Record in Shuka-sho   KYOTO – Shonan Pandora heisted the last jewel in the Japanese filly’s triple crown from heavy favorite Nuovo Record with victory in…

Anime and real-world basketball collide with Nike’s Slam Dunk Air Jordans

Anime and real-world basketball collide with Nike’s Slam Dunk Air Jordans

  Anime and real-world basketball collide with Nike’s Slam Dunk Air Jordans   While most popular sports anime are about baseball or soccer, creator Takehiko Inoue’s basketball story Slam Dunk…

Uchimura wins fifth all-around world title

Uchimura wins fifth all-around world title

Uchimura wins fifth all-around world title   NANNING, China — Japan’s Kohei Uchimura won a record-extending fifth straight all-around title at the world gymnastics championships Thursday, but insisted he still…

J.League looks ahead with 100-year vision

J.League looks ahead with 100-year vision

The Japan Professional Football League (J.League) has an ambitious goal and a 100-year vision – to build a richer sporting environment for Japan by nurturing a new sporting culture rooted…

Japan places third overall in Asian Games medal count

Japan places third overall in Asian Games medal count

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA – Japan wrapped up the 17th Asian Games on Saturday, falling well shy of its target of second place in the first international multi-sports tournament since winning…

Hagino stars but China rule the pool at Asian Games

Hagino stars but China rule the pool at Asian Games

Hagino stars but China rule the pool at Asian Games INCHEON — Japan’s Kosuke Hagino won his fourth swimming gold but China ruled the pool as they shot out to…