Jan 25
With his record-setting 33rd Emperor’s Cup already in the bag, yokozuna Hakuho added a perfect 15-0 finish to his accomplishments on the final day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan on Jan. 25. (Asahi)
Jan 25
The ongoing New Year Grand Sumo Tournament is certain to be declared sold out on all 15 days, the first time this has happened at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan in 18 years. (The Japan News)
Jan 25
World No. 5 Kei Nishikori of Japan advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open with a four-set victory over American Steve Johnson on Saturday. (Kyodo)
Jan 23
Yokozuna Hakuho won his 33rd career championship on Friday with two days to spare at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, surpassing the record of 32 titles he shared with sumo legend Taiho. (Japan Times)
Jan 22
Yokozuna Hakuho took another step toward a history-making 33rd Emperor’s Cup on Jan. 22 when he overpowered Kotoshogiku to stay undefeated and in the sole lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. (Asahi)
Jan 21
Yokozuna Hakuho overpowered ozeki Goeido on Jan. 21 to open a comfortable two-win cushion when his nearest rival, yokozuna Harumafuji, was upset at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. (Asahi)
Jan 19
The head of the world bowling association has made a pitch for bowling to be included in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. (NHK)
Jan 17
Japan moved a step closer to the knockout stage of the Asian Cup on Friday, beating Iraq 1-0 courtesy of a first-half Keisuke Honda penalty. (The Japan News)
Jan 15
A Valencia court has accepted a claim filed by Spanish prosecutors alleging Japan manager Javier Aguirre and 40 others were involved in fixing a match between his former club Real Zaragoza and Levante in 2011, according to reports on Wednesday out of Spain. (Japan Times)
Jan 13
Disgraced Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita appeared in a South Korean court Monday on charges of stealing a journalist’s camera at the Asian Games in September. (Japan Today)