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Yuzuru Hanyu launches own YouTube channel, fans flock to subscribe

He totally landed that debut video.

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Japanese soccer team fined 20 million yen because fans’ cheering violated COVID-19 guidelines

Fine was the highest in the football league’s history.

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500-Step Soccer: A new sport from Mizuno and World Yuru Sports Association

Improve your game 500 steps at a time.

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Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu announces retirement from competition

27-year-old is Japan’s only back-to-back Olympic figure skating gold medalist.

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Petition started to stop forcing students to cheer for their high school baseball teams

Root, root, root for the home team…or else.

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82-0 shellacking kicks off Japan’s National High School Baseball Championship

But who really won?

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Sasuke: Ninja Warrior may be coming to the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028

Doctor, I think I may be coming down with a case of Olympic-fever.

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Ukrainian sumo wrestlers take refuge in Japan to train for upcoming tournaments

What better place for them to train than the birthplace of sumo?

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Japan’s first three-title unified boxing champion’s house burglarized during title match

Champion dealt a sucker punch by crime.

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A talk with the first Japanese person to play in Major League Baseball, Masanori Murakami

The journey from the Hawks to the Giants wasn’t easy, but along the way he made history.

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Japanese customer service amazes foreign soccer player eight months after unfortunate taxi ride

Danish soccer player has been winning fans in Japan, and he’s become a big fan of Japan too.

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1,600 empty seats at major Japanese gymnastics competition reserved by single unpaying person

A big mistake? Or did someone have it out for Pommel Horse?

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Sumo wrestler vs. 16-month-old toddler: The cutest match you’ll ever see【Video】

Young child’s debut in the ring is a knockout!

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We retreat for a day of rejuvenation at Green Hill Yatsugatake recreation facility in Yamanashi

The rec facility is open to anyone for reservations and boasts grounds that are 7.5 times the size of Tokyo Dome.

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AI-powered Super Great Robo Goalkeeper employed at sports center in Saitama

I wouldn’t put it past Teppeki-kun.

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Sega begins Puyo Puyo Boot Camp to help bring eSports into more Japanese high schools

A place where kids can learn their power chains from their stairs.

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Mr. Sato attempts the 50-Pin Challenge at Kabukicho’s Shinjuku Copa Bowl【Video】

That’s one pin for every year they’ve been in business.

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Japanese Youth Conference petitions government to end compulsory after-school club activities

Students take action to raise awareness of violations in the current law and seek further information through student surveys.

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Carp Gyoza dumplings coming to Hiroshima supermarkets, probably contain no actual carp

It’s more of a “carp in spirit” kind of thing.

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Figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu shows gamer cred with Super NES recommendations in interview【Video】

”Do you play games on your smartphone?” asks interviewer before the two-time gold medalist says his two favorite games are from the ‘90s.

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