June 15, 2013
Rugby minnows Japan claimed a first win over Six Nations champions Wales on June 15 after a clinical display against an inexperienced Welsh side sealed a 23-8 victory that tied their two match series.
May 30, 2013
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia--Wrestling, baseball/softball and squash made an International Olympic Committee shortlist for potential inclusion in the 2020 Games with five other sports failing to make the cut in a tight contest on May 29.
May 29, 2013
Yuichiro Miura, the oldest person to walk atop the dizzying heights of Mount Everest at 80, returned to his native Japan on May 29 for the first time in two months, receiving a hero's welcome upon arrival.
May 29, 2013
KATMANDU--An 81-year-old Nepalese man has abandoned his attempt to climb Mount Everest, leaving a Japanese mountaineer with the record as the oldest person to scale the world's highest mountain.
May 27, 2013
KATMANDU--Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura, the oldest person to scale Mount Everest, was thankful May 26 to be safe after making a treacherous descent, and said that--at least for now--he had no plan for a fourth attempt on the world’s highest peak.
May 27, 2013
ST. LOUIS--Koki Idoki's eyes welled with tears as he putted for the Senior PGA Championship, and again in the interview room on May 27. Everything about his first appearance in the event, and first trip to the United States, was perfect. The unknown pro from Osaka put himself in the record books as the first Japanese to win a men's major golf tournament.
May 23, 2013
KATMANDU--A Nepalese official says 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura has become the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest.
May 20, 2013
HANNO, Saitama Prefecture--More than 250 competitors turned out on May 19 to run in what may be Japan's "ouchiest" footrace.
May 10, 2013
MADRID--Roger Federer's hopes of claiming a second straight Madrid Open title were dashed when the world number two suffered a surprise 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 third-round defeat to Japanese young gun Kei Nishikori on May 9.
May 04, 2013
ANKARA—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologized to his Turkish counterpart on May 3 for Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose’s slur against Islamic countries in the campaign to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.
May 02, 2013
The Tokyo metropolitan government office has been inundated with phone calls and e-mails criticizing Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose's remarks about Istanbul, one of Tokyo's rivals to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.
April 30, 2013
Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose has been forced to backpedal and apologize after The New York Times quoted him as describing Islamic countries as "fighting with each other" in reference to Istanbul, one of Tokyo's rivals to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.
April 22, 2013
LONG BEACH, California--Takuma Sato became the first Japanese driver to win an IndyCar race when he crossed first in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 21.
April 16, 2013
Long under the glare of the spotlight and adored by an entire nation, two-time world figure skating champion Mao Asada is looking forward to living an ordinary life.
April 07, 2013
OSAKA--Koki Kameda defended his WBA bantamweight title on April 7 with a split decision over Thailand's Panomroonglek Kaiyanghadaogym.
March 26, 2013
Olympic great Carl Lewis offered his support for Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Games on March 25 after revisiting the venue of what he calls the “race of my life.''
March 20, 2013
More than 11 percent of Japan’s top athletes have suffered violence, sexual harassment or other forms of abuse from their coaches, according to a survey by the Japanese Olympic Committee.
March 18, 2013
One of the major names in Formula One racing, Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. has begun the development and design of engines for a possible return to the World Championship circuit in 2015, sources at Honda said.
March 18, 2013
PHOENIX--Stacy Lewis won the LPGA Founders Cup on March 17 to jump to No. 1 in the world, taking advantage of Ai Miyazato's collapse on the 16th hole.
March 17, 2013
LONDON, Ontario--The Queen has reclaimed her crown. Back at the World Figure Skating Championships for the first time in two years, Olympic champion Kim Yu-na looked as if she'd never been away on March 16.