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Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva receives hate mail in Japan, fans respond with viral hashtag

Japanese fans come out in force to show their love for the anime-loving skating star.

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Tokyo Olympics WILL allow you to share photos you take at the Games on social media

Official assures us that posting pics from the Games is A-OK, and clarifies what you’re not allowed to share online.

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Tokyo Olympics bans fans from posting videos of the Games on their social media accounts

Your medal-worthy Olympic venue videos will have to stay within the confines of your phone, say organizers of 2020 Olympics.

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Applications for the ticket lottery for Tokyo 2020 Olympics matches and ceremonies are now open!

If you plan to attend, get your application in before May 29!

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Japanese cities warned not to run out of beer for foreign visitors during Rugby World Cup

Beer shortages could damage host cities reputation on international social media, organizers worry.

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Fukuoka man arrested for stealing used tennis rackets because he liked their smell

Theft of sporting goods may have been a crime of passion.

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Ichiro turns down award from Japan’s Prime Minister for the third time

International baseball legend says there’ll be time to be honored at the end of his life.

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Godzilla appears at press conference in Japan to announce partnership with national judo team

”I was startled by the size of Godzilla’s thighs,” says Olympic coach as team officially adopts Godzilla Japan nickname.

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Anime star Captain Tsubasa takes over Tokyo train station, turns ticket gate into soccer field

Beloved anime about the beautiful game inspires awesome station.

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Tokyo governor criticized for “unbelievable” rudeness of putting hands in pockets during ceremony

With midwinter-level cold and rain at the outdoor Tokyo Marathon awards ceremony, Yuriko Koike wanted to warm her hands, but started a firestorm.

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Women’s high school soccer team wins Mie Prefecture championship with only 70 percent of a team

You’d probably have expected their 8-on-11 matches to be bloodbaths, and they were

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Don’t forget to eat your special sports fish sausage if you’re exercising in Japan

Why settle for protein bar flavors like chocolate or peanut butter when you can enjoy the performance-boosting nutritional goodness of compacted fish paste?

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Official Tokyo Olympic volunteer nickname chosen by the public, public doesn’t seem to like it

Despite winning with a total of 16,187 votes, the remaining 126,980,511 aren’t overly enthused about the chosen nickname.

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Naomi Osaka shuts down reporter who asked her to speak in Japanese following Australian Open win

People in Japan slam the reporter’s request and rush to the tennis pro’s defence.
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Naomi Osaka responds to controversial Nissin anime ad that portrayed her with pale skin【Video】

Tennis star makes first comment regarding Cup Noodle ad that’s drawn accusations of whitewashing.

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Cup Noodle maker apologizes for pale-skinned depiction of Naomi Osaka in anime ad【Video】

Half-Haitian, half-Japanese tennis star’s real-world complexion is far darker than how she appears as Prince of Tennis character.

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Japanese man travels 100 kilometres (62 miles) from Tokyo to Hakone on stilts

An epic solo ekiden that few believed possible.

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The Japanese language has a special honorific suffix just for talking to athletes

Soccer star wants more fans to mind their manners and remember to use it.

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DBZ in the NFL: Professional football players celebrate touchdown with Dragon Ball dance【Video】

Football is a team sport, so what better way to celebrate a score than with an anime technique to combine two heroes?

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Japanese reporters’ lame questions to tennis star Naomi Osaka embarrass netizens

The Japanese media is under criticism for its lack of interest in the actual sport of tennis

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