Nov 25
IBF minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama said Tuesday that he will make his third title defense on New Year’s Eve against Mexican Jose Argumedo. (Japan Times)
Nov 24
The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has begun accepting submissions for the events’ new emblems. (NHK)
Nov 23
Mongolian grand champion Harumafuji captured his seventh career title on his comeback from injury, despite a final-day defeat at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. (Japan Today)
Nov 21
Japan Sumo Association Chairman Kitanoumi died of multiple organ failure resulting from rectum cancer at a Fukuoka hospital in southwestern Japan at 6:55 p.m. Friday (9:55 a.m. GMT). He was 62. (Jiji Press)
Nov 21
Harumafuji leveled the playing field on Friday, upstaging fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho with a make-or-break leap on his initial charge to leave them both with 12 wins with two days remaining in the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. (Japan Times)
Nov 18
The Japanese government told the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Tuesday that Japan will seek to win a record number of gold medals for the country in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (Jiji Press)
Nov 13
The entry form for submitting new emblem proposals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has been downloaded more than 52,000 times, organizing committee officials said Thursday. (Japan Times)
Nov 12
Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura will extend one of soccer’s longest professional careers by another 12 months after the 48-year-old agreed a new deal with Yokohama FC on Wednesday. (Japan Today)
Nov 11
Nippon Professional Baseball has banned three Yomiuri Giants pitchers indefinitely after they were found to have bet on baseball games. (Japan Today)
Nov 11
Despite being one of the few legal forms of gambling in Japan, boat racing (kyotei) is not enjoyed by most people. (