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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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Our Korean-Japanese reporter’s thoughts on people asking “Is Naomi Osaka really Japanese?”

P.K. Sanjun takes a look at some of the common criteria used to define what makes a person “Japanese,” and whether they’ll still be used in the future.

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Japan has a new professional basketball league exclusively for anime voice actresses

Three-on-three league for young ladies sounds like the plot of an anime series itself, but it’s a real-life sports organization.

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Japanese wrestler Saori Yoshida smashes Guinness World Record by bursting balloons with her butt

The speed and accuracy of her bottom was truly astounding.

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Coca-Cola gears up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with crazy tall vending machine in Japan

Want a bottle of coke? You’ll have to jump for it!

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Kicking for maximum swimming speed? You might be doing it wrong, Japanese researchers say

Scientists from Tokyo and Ibaraki discover there’s a cutoff point where kicking actually starts to slow you down.

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ASICS challenges public to beat two Japanese professional soccer players at their own game

Take on this 2 on 2 dribble battle with the pros and earn some cash while you’re at it.

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Japan’s World Cup match-predicting octopus gutted after loss to Poland… literally

That’s probably one result he didn’t see coming.

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