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Cartoon: Not in Kadokawa’s lexicon

  • September 18, 2022
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Cartoo: The Games behind the scenes

  • September 11, 2022
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Editorial: How deep is the darkness behind the Tokyo Games?

The corruption scandal surrounding last summer’s Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games is widening. It is vital to clarify the entire picture of who was doing what in the shadow of the Games’ massive rights and interests.   The special investigation squad of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office has arrested Haruyuki Takahashi, a former executive board member of the organizing….Read more

  • September 7, 2022
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FEATURE: Japanese baseball, a 150-year journey of transformation

TOKYO — In the 150 years since American educator Horace Wilson began teaching his students in Tokyo about baseball in 1872, the game’s meaning to Japanese and the impact of this nation’s brand of baseball on the world have changed dramatically.   During that time, Japan has become a great baseball-playing nation, producing unique talents such as Hideo Nomo, Ichiro Suzuki, Shohei Ohtani, and now Roki….Read more

  • August 7, 2022
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Ambassador Emanuel’s video on baseball shown at Tokyo Dome

The Yomiuri Giants posted an article on their website yesterday saying that a ceremony was held at Tokyo Dome last night to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the introduction of baseball to Japan by the United States. The article noted that a congratulatory video message from Ambassador Emanuel was shown on the jumbotron, after which “The Star-Spangled Banner” was sung….Read more

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Cartoon: Olympian bribe

  • July 24, 2022
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Tokyo to host World Athletics Championships in 2025

TBS reported that World Athletics has announced that it selected Tokyo to host the World Athletics Championships in 2025. The network said the National Stadium, the main venue for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, will be used for the event. According to the network, this will the second time for Tokyo to host the event after the first time in….Read more

  • July 15, 2022
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IOC to inspect proposed 2030 Sapporo Olympics venues this month

TOKYO — The International Olympic Committee will conduct inspections at the end of this month of venues the Sapporo Olympic organizers intend to use if the city is selected to host the 2030 Winter Games, a source with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday.   IOC staff will visit venues in Hokkaido, northern Japan, to check on their current operating conditions and….Read more

  • May 3, 2022
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Japan sport association to halt exchange programs with Russia

Tokyo, April 22 (Jiji Press)–The Japan Sport Association has canceled three exchange programs with Russia that had been scheduled for fiscal 2022, which started this month, due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, association officials said Friday.     The three were a boxing event in Sapporo in the northernmost Japan prefecture of Hokkaido and a judo event in Munakata in the….Read more

  • April 22, 2022
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Japan’s Hara tops U.S. ballet contest for young dancers

New York, April 19 (Jiji Press)–Japan’s Asuka Hara, 11, has won the first place in the pre-competitive division at the Youth America Grand Prix international ballet competition for young dancers.     In the announcement Tuesday of the final-round results of the contest held in Tampa, Florida, the girl from Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, eastern Japan, received “Hope Award” for the best dancer….Read more

  • April 20, 2022
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