sports

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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British Olympic team sends heartfelt message to Tokyo one year before the opening ceremony

Tear-jerking video draws striking parallels between the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 2020 Games now scheduled for 2021.

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Sapporo Marathon moves online, becomes way more chill about it all

Eh, just run wherever you want, whenever you want. It’s all good.

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Japanese rugby legend questions reopening of pro-baseball, confuses everyone

Is the Internet schooling Ayumu Goromaru about students, or is he schooling them?

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Official Captain Tsubasa Twitter account wishes everyone a confusing Mother’s Day

This year let’s give thanks to our mothers for remembering the times we almost died.

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Figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu performs nine-year medley of his routines, but not on the ice【Videos】

“This is the journey I took with my programs since March 11 2011” says gold medalist in unique substitute for suspended sporting events.

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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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