Osaka beats Strycova to reach semifinals at Pan Pacific Open

Sep 21, 2018

U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka advanced to the semifinals of the Pan Pacific Open by beating Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4

Japan's Rugby World Cup prepares for typhoons, earthquakes

Sep 20, 2018

Organizers of next year's Rugby Worlds Cup in Japan are preparing for natural disasters like typhoons and earthquakes

US Open champion Osaka dominant on return to action in Japan

Sep 19, 2018

US Open champion Naomi Osaka made a winning return to action in her homeland, overpowering Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

Samaranch approves Beijing's environmental outlook for 2022

Sep 18, 2018

IOC vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch says he is satisfied that snow-making for the 2022 Beijing Olympics won't bring lasting damage to the environment

Sloane Stephens loses early at Pan Pacific Open

Sep 18, 2018

Fifth-seeded Sloane Stephens was eliminated from the Pan Pacific Open by Donna Vekic 6-4, 6-4

Osaka victory tour stops at sumo match, and she liked it

Sep 17, 2018

Naomi Osaka showed how deep her Japanese roots run by attending sumo tournament

AP WAS THERE: 2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines

Sep 15, 2018

AP WAS THERE: 2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines

Sapporo expected to drop out of 2026 Winter Olympic bid race

Sep 14, 2018

The Japanese city of Sapporo is expected to withdraw from bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics

Gretzky: NHL players in Olympics 'much better for everyone'

Sep 13, 2018

Wayne Gretzky says the NHL should again allow its players to compete in the Winter Olympics because sending the world's top hockey players is "always much better for everyone."

Osaka's US Open win re-opens identity discussion in Japan

Sep 13, 2018

Naomi Osaka's victory in the U.S. Open has added her to a growing list of athletes, Nobel Prize winners, and beauty pageant contestants who have raised the issue of what it means to be Japanese

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