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[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] The Week That Was

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The author is on assignment this weekend, but it’s been a busy week so far. 

Take another look at the major stories of the week.

An Olympic Team Takes Form: Judo

Sports coverage began with a recap of Hifumi Abe’s epic victory over Joshiro Maruyama to earn the final spot on Japan’s Olympic judo squad.

Smiling Cinderalla Charms the Golf World Again

Golfer Hinako Shibuno’s fourth-place finish in the U.S. Women’s Open is recapped here.

Good Rivalry at the Koshien Bowl

The latest Odds and Evens column highlighted the history of the Koshien Bowl and the American football rivalry between Kwansei Gakuin University and Nihon University, this year’s participants.

Japanese Racer Joins Formula One Team

Also, Yuki Tsunoda, a 20-year-old race-car driver, joined Formula One team Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda for the 2021 season.

Stay tuned for our special year-end sports feature and wrap-up stories, beginning December 27.

Author: Ed Odeven

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