SPORTS

Aug 21
A sexual harassment scandal was gripping Japan’s skating world Wednesday after pictures emerged of a young heartthrob Olympian in the clutches of the 49-year-old boss of his sport. (asiaone.com)
Aug 20
The sports ministry has deemed a proposal to renovate the National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics unrealistic, because of a number of drawbacks including insufficient earthquake resistance and building regulations that prohibit the blocking of sunlight from nearby structures. (The Japan News)
Aug 16
A ceremony to unveil a bronze statue of the late Japanese sumo legend Taiho was held Friday in his birthplace Poronaysk in Sakhalin, eastern Russia, a move achieved through joint efforts by the Russian city and Japanese people. (Japan Times)
Aug 05
The Wakasu Olympic Marina is one of the envisioned new facilities whose construction plans are under review ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, sources have revealed. (The Japan News)
Jul 31
Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after the serious back injury he sustained at the World Cup. (foxnews.com)
Jul 28
Grand champion Hakuho defeated his Mongolian compatriot, Harumafuji, on Sunday to win his 30th career title at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, edging closer to the all-time championship record in Japan’s ancient sport. (AP)
Jul 27
Ozeki Kotoshogiku has changed an improbable script into his moment of truth ahead of the final day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
Jul 27
Derek Jeter stood on the dugout steps, stone-faced as a statue, when Ichiro Suzuki approached after rounding with the bases with his first home run since last August. (Japan Times)
Jul 26
Yokozuna Hakuho suffered a stunning defeat on Friday to fall back into a three-way tie for the lead with an 11-2 record at the 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
Jul 24
The Japan Football Association on Thursday officially named Mexican Javier Aguirre as Japan’s new national team manager. (Japan Times)