November 30, 2015
Continuing the breakout year for Japanese rugby, the women's sevens team qualified on Nov. 29 for the 2016 Rio de Janiero Olympics in front of a home crowd in Tokyo.
November 28, 2015
NAGANO--Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu set a record score for the second straight night to win the NHK Trophy on Nov. 28 and qualify for the Grand Prix Final.
November 27, 2015
NAGANO--Olympic figure skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu set a record high score in the short program at the NHK Trophy on Nov. 27.
November 25, 2015
Hiroshima Carp starting pitcher Kenta Maeda said he wants to play for a team in Major League Baseball next season.
November 22, 2015
FUKUOKA--Yokozuna Harumafuji ended his two-year title drought by winning the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Nov. 22, but he needed some help from fellow yokozuna Kakuryu.
November 21, 2015
Kitanoumi, one of the greatest yokozuna to ever step into the dohyo ring who went on to become chairman of the Japan Sumo Association, has died at age 62.
November 21, 2015
LONDON--Australian Eddie Jones has been appointed as the first foreign coach of the England rugby team on a contract taking him through the 2019 World Cup, the Rugby Football Union said on Nov. 20.
November 18, 2015
Japan aims to have a record number of its athletes standing at the top of the podiums in the Tokyo Olympics, the government’s draft basic policy for the 2020 Games showed.
November 18, 2015
PHNOM PENH--Japan edged closer to its sixth World Cup finals on Nov. 17 after a lackluster 2-0 win over bottom side Cambodia that took an own goal to break the deadlock and a last-minute Keisuke Honda header to salvage some pride.
November 15, 2015
TAIPEI--Sho Nakata hit a tiebreaking three-run home run in the sixth inning on Nov. 14 to lead Japan to a 10-2 win over the United States in the Premier12 baseball tournament.
November 13, 2015
SINGAPORE--An understrength yet totally dominant Japan extracted the required revenge by cruising to a 3-0 victory over Singapore in their World Cup qualifier on Nov. 12.
November 12, 2015
TAIPEI--Sho Nakata drove in five runs, including the winning run in the ninth inning, to lead top-ranked Japan to a 6-5 walk-off win over Mexico in the Premier12 baseball tournament on Nov. 11.
November 10, 2015
Nippon Professional Baseball has banned three Yomiuri Giants pitchers indefinitely after they were found to have bet on baseball games.
November 09, 2015
HONG KONG--Japan booked Asia's berth at the 2016 Rio Olympics rugby sevens competition defeating arch-rivals Hong Kong 24-10 in a gripping final at the Asia Rugby Sevens qualifying tournament on Nov. 8.
November 08, 2015
BEIJING--Three-time world champion Mao Asada won the Cup of China on Nov. 7, completing a successful return to the Grand Prix series after taking a year off.
November 07, 2015
BEIJING--Three-time world champion Mao Asada made a strong return to the Grand Prix series by finishing first in the women's short program at the Cup of China on Nov. 6.
November 06, 2015
HAMAMATSU, Shizuoka Prefecture--Japanese rugby superstar Ayumu Goromaru, who will play for an Australian team in the Southern Hemisphere’s top-level league in 2016, said on Nov. 5 that he is looking forward to starting over.
November 02, 2015
GLASGOW--A high-flying routine on the horizontal bar allowed Kohei Uchimura to soar past his rivals and complete a hat-trick of gold medals at the world gymnastics championships on Nov. 1.
November 01, 2015
GLASGOW, Scotland--Japan's Kenzo Shirai picked up his second world championship gold medal in the men's floor exercise on Oct. 31 with an acrobatic routine that easily topped the eight-man final.
October 31, 2015
Japan rugby coach Eddie Jones says the nation needs to develop players at the grass-roots level in order to build on its amazing success at this year's Rugby World Cup.