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Tokyo Olympics announces new start date following coronavirus postponement

Tokyo’s governor hopes having firm start date will allow athletes and organizers to better focus on preparing for the delayed Games.

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IOC President is “in 100-percent agreement” with Japan’s proposal to postpone Tokyo Olympics

Also agrees with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s proposal to have the Games by next summer at the latest.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposes postponing Tokyo Olympics for up to one year

Reported conference call asks IOC to change Tokyo 2020 to Tokyo 2021.

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Tokyo Olympics loses first participant as Canada withdraws from Games over coronavirus concerns

Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams won’t be heading to Japan this summer, and one other nation is already following suit.

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Taiwanese sports channel airs anime Slam Dunk in place of cancelled NBA games

We interrupt this NBA shutdown to bring you a very important anime.

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With baseball tournament cancelation, former announcer steps in with a kind offer to players

Net users praise a touching gesture of humanity in difficult times.

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Osaka man reserved and cancelled 1,873 seats at two baseball games to get more space for self

He was also arrested for it, lest anyone get any ideas.

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IOC member says decisions on Tokyo Olympics must be made by late May due to coronavirus fears

Postponing Games due to coronavirus is not an easy option, official says.

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The bigger they are… Smallest top sumo wrestler takes on yokozuna with amazing result【Video】

Grand champion Hakuho had a 59-kilogram (130-pound), 34-centimeter (9.4-inch) advantage on his opponent.

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Japanese baseball player’s sweet story of how he wooed his fiancé moves Twitter, inspires puns

You could say he didn’t strike out in this aspect of life!

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Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish a hot topic on Japanese Twitter with frank reply to fan’s request

It seemed the fan’s suggestion for what the baseball star should do with his money was not well-received.

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Tokyo Olympics might allow you to take one, and only one, drink with you into sweltering stadiums

Organizing Committee considers relaxing rules for the Games during Japan’s always hot and humid summer.

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Welsh rugby team wins over the heart of Japanese mom, receives sweet handwritten note from her

Nothing declares a fan’s love better than a heartfelt message.

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Japan exits Rugby World Cup, captain Michael Leitch wins with his +64 Cafe in Tokyo

Japanese fans visit the rugby player’s cafe in team jerseys for “the best breakfast in Tokyo“.

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Uruguay rugby players accused of smashing up restaurant, injuring employee in Japan

Players helped themselves to unordered booze following World Cup elimination and caused more than four million yen (US$37,000) in damage, owner says.

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Tokyo loses 2020 Olympic marathon as IOC shifts race to another part of Japan

Heat and humidity in the capital judged risks to athletes’ safety and performance, so another Japanese city with an Olympic past will play host.

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Canon shows off video-game-like replay tech for real games of Rugby World Cup in Japan

Ca-non sports: It’s in the game.

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Rugby World Cup: Captain Michael Leitch melts hearts with the reason why he plays for Japan

Kindness at the time of a family tragedy leads Leitch to pledge his allegiance to the Japanese team as a teenager.

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Man in China says he likes Pokémon’s Team Rocket on social media, company makes him issue apology

Post expressing love for Jessie, James, and Meowth deemed “inappropriate content that adversely affects society.”

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Do some Japanese parents think of their kids like fighting Pokémon? Twitter wonders

Could there be a sinister reason some parents show up for their kids’ school sports festivals?

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