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Tokyo Olympics losing volunteers even after president’s resignation for sexist remarks

Games are scheduled to start in less than five months.

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Tokyo Olympics organizing committee president resigns over sexist remarks

Yoshiro Mori apologizes, insists “I have supported all women.”

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Female politicians stage “white action” protest against Tokyo Olympic head’s misogynist remarks

Group takes inspiration from similar protest in the U.S.

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Captain Tsubasa anime character cleared of gender-based violence charges by Chilean court

Judge rules slapping girl in the face did not constitute promoting violence towards women.

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Japanese boy whom Ronaldo stood up for in 2014 becomes national soccer champion

Seven years later and still pursuing his dream.

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Legendary basketball anime Slam Dunk is getting a brand-new movie

First-ever theatrical release for one of the most popular and influential sports anime of all time.

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Creator of Japan’s first pole dancing manga talks with our pole-dancing reporter【Interview】

After Harukana Receive, manga artist Nyoijizai’s next series is all about the allure of the silver pole.

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Baseball star Ichiro Suzuki to coach champion high school baseball team in Japan

The beloved Japanese player is transitioning from pro to coach before the end of the year.

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Naomi Osaka becomes shojo manga star for new series set in outer space

Professional tennis player set to be the newest heroine in Japan’s biggest girls’ comic magazine.

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NPB player sparks controversy by not letting a retiring pitcher strike him out

A touching tribute to a player’s career or insult to the sport?

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Japan’s Prime Minister says he didn’t want to cosplay as Mario at the 2016 Olympics

Shinzo Abe had to be talked into the biggest crowd-pleasing moment of the Rio de Janeiro closing ceremony.

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Puma to release super limited-edition soccer cleats inspired by the Shibuya Scramble

Only fifty of these shoes will ever exist!

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Cup Noodle in hot water once again for unflattering Grand Slam support ad

It took longer then three minutes, but Cup Noodle got everyone steaming again.

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Japanese student athletes facing criticism for selling pro baseball team’s gifts of dirt online

Recent events dig up the question: is it alright to sell a gift from your heroes?

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Tokyo Olympics will take place as scheduled “with or without COVID” says IOC exec

Promises that they will be “the Games that conquered COVID.”

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Professional basketball meets Cowboy Bebop in awesome NBA playoffs/anime video【Video】

National Bebop Association?

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119-year-old Japanese high school stops forcing baseball players to shave their heads

“Whether your head is shaved doesn’t matter” says team captain.

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Sumo wrestlers stage group escape from dormitory over disagreements with master’s wife

With stablemaster in poor health and out of the picture, new rules were put in place, prompting escape to karaoke box.

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Student baseball players in Japan improve with less training after COVID-19 hiatus

Less practice has resulted in faster pitches and stronger players.

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Photo of exciting end of sumo match looks like…a VERY different kind of excitement

Fight’s over, but to some it looks like love is about to begin.

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