Yoshihide Kiryu became the first Japanese sprinter to break the 10-second barrier in the men’s 100 meter race, winning an intercollegiate event in 9.98 seconds on Saturday. He was a member of Japan’s silver medal-winning team in the men’s 4-by-100 meter relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
A Denver Post sportswriter lost his job on Monday after triggering a backlash on social media for tweeting that a Japanese driver’s victory in the Indianapolis 500 made him “uncomfortable.”
Figure skating icon Mao Asada, who has been plagued by left-knee pain, announced her retirement on Monday, saying she has lost the will to compete after a disappointing season.
The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee sent a letter on Thursday to a golf club which will host events in the 2020 Games, urging it to allow women to be full members by amending its regulations.
Over ten thousand fans flocked to a Tokyo shrine on Friday to watch sumo wrestler Kisenosato perform his first ring-entry ceremony as the first Japanese born grand champion in nearly two decades.
Thousands of mourners gathered at the stadium of their local soccer team in Chapeco, Brazil on Saturday when the bodies of 71 people, who were killed in a Colombia plane crash, returned home.
About 800,000 passionate spectators lined the roadsides of central Tokyo on Friday to see a parade of Japanese medalists from the Rio Olympics and Paralympics.
The Hiroshima Carp captured the Central League pennant on Saturday for the first time in 25 years after the team defeated the Yomiuri Giants 6-4 at Tokyo Dome.
Japan won a surprise silver medal in the men’s 4-by-100 meter relay on Friday, displaying perfect baton handovers. The country has captured a record number of 41 medals at the Rio Olympics.
The first-ever team of 10 refugee athletes, who were displaced from their countries, were met with massive cheers during the Olympics opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Friday night.