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Akira Yamane, the former president of the Japan Boxing Federation, has passed away at the age of 84.

Asahi Beer is set to release a new television commercial for "Asahi Super Dry," entitled "The Sharp Taste of Excellence. Rui Hachimura," commencing February 1.

The land of the rising sun welcomes each day before everyone else in the world. It is only logical that they are leading the rest of the world in many things.

The attempt to make a second integrated resort dedicated to gambling has been shut down by the Japanese administration, citing financial concerns.

Japan is still at a crossroads regarding the legalization of sports betting. They're weighing the good and bad sides of it. The Japanese love sports like baseball, soccer, sumo wrestling, and the new phenomenon of e-sports. If the country allows sports betting, it could be a big market, maybe around $47.3 billion.

Hideki Matsui, star of the Yomiuri Giants and the New York Yankees, will serve as a special coach for the Giants' spring training camp in Miyazaki starting February 1st, making his first comeback to the coaching arena in six years.

On the final day of the All Japan Table Tennis Championships held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo, the men's and women's singles finals took place on Sunday, January 28.

Soccer show "FOOTxBRAIN" features Hiroshi Mikitani, chairman of Vissel Kobe, champions of J-League last year, talking about the secrets to success, with MC Masanobu Katsumura and former Vissel Kobe player Tomoaki Makino.