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In the remaining two matches of the first round of the J1 League, a recreation of the opening card of the J.League in 1993 took place between Tokyo Verdy and Yokohama F. Marinos, with F. Marinos securing a come-from-behind victory with a score of 2-1 in the closing stages.

Professional boxer Kosei Tanaka triumphed in a decisive victory on the night of the 24th in Tokyo, winning by unanimous decision against a Mexican opponent in the WBO Super Flyweight championship match, achieving a conquest across four weight classes.

The new sport of pillow throwing, which burst into the spotlight 12 years ago inspired by high school students' school trips, is about to uncovered a new hero, with the launch of the 12th annual "All Japan Pillow Throwing Competition" held in Ito Onsen, Shizuoka Prefecture.

In Osaka, elementary school sumo wrestler Tanizawa faces his last tournament with intense determination, hoping to leave with no regrets. As he aims for victory, he reflects on his six years in sumo, knowing this will be his final chance to compete at this level.

The J1 League kicked off Friday, with eyes not only on the title race between accomplished teams such as the defending champions Vissel Kobe and Yokohama F. Marinos but also on the performance of newly promoted teams like FC Machida Zelvia and Tokyo Verdy, which is making a return to J1 after 16 years.

Due to the effects of an unusually warm winter, the national dog sledding race, often referred to as "Koshien of Dogs," scheduled to be held in Hokkaido, has been canceled.

Japanese golfer Hideki Matsuyama claimed his ninth career victory on the American Tour on Sunday, marking his first win in two years.

An inaugural match was held Sunday at Kanazawa Stadium, Hokuriku's first soccer-dedicated stadium, where players sent cheers to the areas affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake.