SPORTS

Jul 23
The Tokyo 2020 organizing committee and International Surfing Association got a hint of what to expect when surfing makes its Olympic debut next year following a successful test at the competition’s venue on Tsurigasaki Beach.
(Kyodo)

Jul 15
Shintaro Mochizuki became the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam junior boys’ title by beating Carlos Gimeno Valero of Spain 6-3, 6-2 in the Wimbledon final.
(Japan Today)

Jul 14
With just about two months to go before the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan for the first time, excitement is in the air in Higashiosaka, where the holy land of Japanese rugby — Hanazono Rugby Stadium — is located. (Kyodo)

Jul 11
3D slot games are the future of online casino. It’s come a long way from the old penny slot machines that were available over a century ago. (newsonjapan.com)

Jul 09
Elementary schoolgirl Sumire Nakamura, who in April became the youngest professional go player, has claimed her first career win. (Japan Times)

Jul 05
Overwhelmed by unprecedented demand, Tokyo Olympic organizers said Thursday they hope to run another ticket lottery next month for residents of Japan who got nothing the first time.
(Japan Today)

Jul 05
The Japan Rugby Football Union on Thursday unveiled the national team’s jersey for this year’s Rugby World Cup, the shirt featuring a samurai helmet motif representing the tradition of Japan’s warrior spirit.
(Kyodo)

Jul 04
Japan’s new Olympic stadium opened its doors to the media on Wednesday, showing off its nature-inspired design and advanced environmental features as it enters the final phase of construction. (Nikkei)

Jun 28
Spectators at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games may be allowed to bring their own bottled drinks into event venues, marking a major departure from past security procedures, organizers indicated Thursday.
(Japan Today)

Jun 27
See what your country and national flag look like as a samurai warrior! (soranews24.com)