The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks skipper, who has guided his club to five Japan Series titles since 2015, is not expected to remain in charge in 2022.
A loss to Saudi Arabia exacerbates Samurai Blue’s challenge of qualifying for next year’s tournament in Qatar.
The all-time winningest rikishi's longevity at the top and work ethic triggered admiration from his peers and former standouts.
Men's coach Julio Lamas left his post after the Tokyo Olympics, and Tom Hovasse, who led the Japan women to a silver medal, became the successor...
The third-year pro leads the Japanese professional women's tour with eight victories this season.
The dynamic Los Angeles Angels star has a shot at achieving this unique display of power and speed, while only four MLB players have had more...
A 12-match unbeaten streak puts Marinos in contention for the title, moving the club within four points of reigning champion Kawasaki Frontale.
But will the global athletics supremo’s comments give the Japanese capital a big boost in the next few years?
Young stars elevate national team’s talent level as it gears up for first Olympic appearance since 1976.
Team Japan had 338 athletes at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and the last time Tokyo hosted the Olympics in 1964 there were a total...
"I feel a great responsibility being appointed captain of the Japanese delegation to the Olympics held in our own nation.”
Four sports ー gymnastics, judo, swimming and wrestling ー have provided the vast majority of the nation’s top-three finishes in Olympic competitions.