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Yoko Kono

Japan's veteran maulers happy to die in their boots

02 Sep 2019

TOKYO Japan may have been seen as a leftfield choice to host the Rugby World Cup but if you want a sense of the country's long love affair with the game, you could do worse than to get along to Tokyo's Fuwaku club.

Japan preparing for 'different level' at World Cup

29 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan are eager to ride a strong run of form and reach their first-ever quarter-finals at next month's Rugby World Cup but the hosts are under no illusions about the tough task they face against top-tier teams, head coach Jamie Joseph said on Thursday.

Heat on agenda again at newly-built Tokyo 2020 hockey venue

17 Aug 2019

TOKYO After a week of Tokyo 2020 test events dominated by talks of sweltering heat and stifling humidity, it was hockey’s turn to experience it at the newly-built Oi Hockey Stadium on Saturday.

Rugby:'Waste sweat' and humidity a test for players at World Cup

15 Aug 2019

TOKYO This year's Rugby World Cup, the first to be held in Asia, will produce many unique challenges for the world's top players but one of the biggest might be Japan's varied climate.

Olympics - 1,000km relay to honour 2011 disaster victims ends in Tokyo

07 Aug 2019

TOKYO A 1000 kilometre, two-week relay which started in Northern Japan to raise awareness for the 2011 earthquake and tsunami ended in Tokyo on Wednesday in swelteringly conditions.

Guardiola plays down prospect of more City signings before deadline

26 Jul 2019

YOKOHAMA Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he does not expect to make many, if any, new signings before the transfer window closes.

Olympics: Organisers test heat countermeasures in sweltering Tokyo

25 Jul 2019

TOKYO With temperatures rising to 35 degrees Celsius and humidity of 75% on Thursday, Tokyo 2020 organisers had the perfect weather to try out their heat countermeasures and preparedness for next year's Olympics at the beach volleyball test event.

Olympics: Shonan the birthplace of Japan's modern surf culture

23 Jul 2019

ENOSHIMA, Japan Surfing makes its Olympic debut next year at Chiba’s Ichinomiya beach but for many Japanese it is the Shonan coast, 50 kilometres south of Tokyo, that is regarded as the birthplace of the country’s modern surf culture. | Video

Australia can surprise everyone at World Cup - McCaw

18 Jul 2019

TOKYO Australia have the potential to cause yet another Rugby World Cup surprise later this year in Japan, according to former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw.

Rugby-Australia can surprise everyone at World Cup - McCaw

18 Jul 2019

TOKYO, July 18 Australia have the potential to cause yet another Rugby World Cup surprise later this year in Japan, according to former New Zealand captain Richie McCaw.

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