SPORTS

Mar 31
The head of Tokyo’s organizing committee for the 2020 Olympics says he intends to continue working following an operation to treat lung cancer. (Japan Today)
Mar 31
AUSTIN, Texas–Teenage track sensation Yoshihide Kiryu has become the first Japanese to clock a time under 10 seconds in the 100-meter sprint with a wind-assisted mark of 9.87 seconds. (Asahi)
Mar 28
Imagine you’re sitting in the Sapporo Dome, cheering for the Nippon Ham Fighters home team, when suddenly you hear the unmistakable crack of a bat. (rocketnews24.com)
Mar 28
Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda came off the bench to score quickfire goals as Japan beat Tunisia 2-0 on Friday in their first outing under new coach Vahid Halilhodzic. (Japan Today)
Mar 22
Yokozuna Hakuho extended his Emperor’s Cup record to 34 by defeating fellow yokozuna Harumafuji on the final day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament at Bodymaker Colosseum on March 22. (Asahi)
Mar 20
Terunofuji sentenced Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho to a shock first defeat at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday to keep his title hopes alive with two days of the 15-day basho remaining. (Japan Times)
Mar 19
Japan needs to reduce the number of clubs competing in its top flight rugby competition and overhaul its entire structure if it is going to make inroads on the world stage, head coach Eddie Jones said on Wednesday. (Japan Today)
Mar 14
Toyota Motor Corp. announced on Friday it has entered into a sponsorship contract with the International Olympic Committee to be part of The Olympic Partner (TOP) program, becoming the world’s first automaker to become a top-ranked Olympic sponsor. (The Japan News)
Mar 12
The Japan Football Association officially named Bosnian Vahid Halilhodzic as Japan’s new national team manager on Thursday. (Japan Times)
Mar 11
Kyoto Prefectural Police on Tuesday arrested a former Nippon Professional Baseball player in Yamashina Ward for attempting to steal the underwear of a female neighbor, reports Nikkan Sports. (Tokyo Reporter)