SPORTS – 3

Sep 11
Rugby World Cup 2019 has announced that Prince Akishino has accepted the request of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Organising Committee to assume the role of Honorary Patron to the tournament. (Japan Today)

Sep 10
Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam tennis singles title Sunday at the U.S. Open, sparking celebrations among her family and compatriots. (Kyodo)

Sep 09
Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has won the women’s singles title at the US Open. She defeated Serena Williams of the United States.
(NHK)

Aug 20
Japan’s newest rugby stadium has been officially opened, as the country prepares to host next year’s Rugby World Cup. (NHK)

Aug 18
Corruption has been revealed in the Japanese sport of kendo, as the All Japan Kendo Federation said Friday that people taking promotional exams had often been paying money to their examiners in order to win their approval. (Japan Today)

Aug 16
The Japan Amateur Boxing Federation says its former chief Akira Yamane has quit the other amateur boxing bodies he belonged to and resigned from senior posts.
(NHK)

Aug 10
Local organizers announced the road cycling courses for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Thursday and declared them “extremely difficult.” (Kyodo)

Aug 08
Facial recognition software is to be introduced at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time in the history of the event.
(NHK)

Aug 07
Enduring a deadly heat wave this summer, Japan is considering adopting daylight saving time from next year, so that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games can stage events during cooler hours, the Sankei Shimbun newspaper reported Monday. (Japan Times)

Aug 04
Triathlon events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be staged on the large man-made island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay and will start early in the morning to counter the heat that is expected in the Japanese capital. (Japan Today)