Events

Japan's Abe seeks support for constitutional revision

May 1, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is seeking public support for his long-cherished goal of revising the country's war-renouncing constitution amid widening scandals that have hurt his government's popularity

Fiji beats Australia in thriller to win Singapore Sevens

Apr 29, 2018

Alasio Sovita Naduva scored a length of the field try after the siren as Fiji beat Australia 28-22 in Sunday's final of the Singapore Sevens to leapfrog South Africa at the top of the world series standings with just two rounds remaining

Statue honoring WWII sex slaves removed in Philippines

Apr 29, 2018

A statue honoring women who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II has been quietly removed from a busy seaside promenade in the Philippine capital, angering women's groups

Former Japan coach Halilhodzic still baffled over firing

Apr 27, 2018

Vahid Halilhodzic has defended his ability to communicate with his players and says he still doesn't understand the real reason he was fired as coach of Japan only two months before the World Cup

Member of Japan pop group Tokio apologizes for kissing girl

Apr 26, 2018

A member of the popular Japanese male pop group Tokio has apologized for forcibly kissing a teenage girl at his home

IOC to Tokyo organizers: Be 'forthright' about preparations

Apr 24, 2018

The head of an IOC inspection team has urged organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to be more direct answering questions about preparations

Tokyo organizers warned: Get set for more tough questions

Apr 23, 2018

The head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Games has warned local organizers to get ready for some complaints

Fed Cup: Japan wins decisive doubles to beat Britain 3-2

Apr 22, 2018

Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya beat Johanna Konta and Heather Watson 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in doubles on Sunday to give Japan a 3-2 win over Britain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff

Fed Cup: Japan and Britain 1-1 after opening day

Apr 21, 2018

Johanna Konta has leveled Britain's Fed Cup World Group playoff against Japan with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Kurumi Nara

World Rugby announces list of team camps for Japan 2019

Apr 20, 2018

Team camps spanning some 1,500 kilometers for next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan were announced on Friday by the sport's governing body

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