Japan U22 Soccer Team Finishes In Second Place

Japan U22 soccer team finishes in second place

In soccer, Japan's national Under-22 squad finished in second place after being defeated by Brazil in the final of an international competition in France.

Japan advanced to the final of the Toulon Tournament for the first time after beating Mexico in penalty kick shootouts.

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Ceremony Held To Send Off Rugby World Cup Trophy

Ceremony held to send off Rugby World Cup trophy

The trophy for this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan is beginning a three-month tour across the country.

A departure ceremony for the tour was held in Tokyo on Wednesday, 100 days before the competition opens on September 20.

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Animated Short Film To Be Made For Tokyo Olympics

Animated short film to be made for Tokyo Olympics

A Japanese animation company and the International Olympic Committee say they are collaborating to create an animated short film to share the Olympic spirit with young people ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Studio Ponoc and the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage made the announcement on Monday at an international animation festival in the southeastern French town of Annecy.

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Japan Soccer Coach: 'give It Their All' In France

Japan soccer coach: 'give it their all' in France

Japan's women's soccer team coach says she wants her players to "give it their all" in the World Cup in France.

Coach, Asako Takakura and captain, Saki Kumagai, spoke to reporters in Paris on Sunday, a day before playing Argentina in their first match.

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Trump Watches Sumo, Has Dinner With Abe

Trump watches sumo, has dinner with Abe

US President Donald Trump watched sumo and had dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, the first full day of his state visit to Japan.

Trump and Abe, along with their wives Melania and Akie, watched some bouts on the final day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo.

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Trump Presents Trophy At Sumo Tournament

Trump presents trophy at sumo tournament

US President Donald Trump presented "The United States President's Cup" trophy to the winner of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday.

Trump, the first state guest of the new Reiwa era, had earlier played golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and professional golfer Isao Aoki at a course in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo.

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Trump, Abe Enjoying Golf, Sumo

Trump, Abe enjoying golf, sumo

US President Donald Trump is spending a full day with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, ahead of their summit on Monday.

Trump arrived at a Tokyo airport on Saturday for his four-day visit to Japan. He is Japan's first state guest in the new Reiwa era. His previous visit to Japan as president was in November 2017.

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Trump To Play Golf, Watch Sumo On Sunday With Abe

Trump to play golf, watch sumo on Sunday with Abe

US President Donald Trump is scheduled to spend a full day with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, ahead of their summit on Monday.

Trump arrived at a Tokyo airport on Saturday for his four-day visit to Japan. He is Japan's first state guest in the new Reiwa era. His previous visit to Japan as president was in November 2017.

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Asanoyama Wins First Sumo Tournament

Asanoyama wins first sumo tournament

In sumo, rank-and-file wrestler Asanoyama has clinched his first tournament title.

Asanoyama beat ozeki champion Goeido on day 14 of the Summer Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo on Saturday. He had been the sole leader going into the bout, with two losses.

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Abe: Trump To Present Cup To Sumo Champ

Abe: Trump to present cup to sumo champ

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says US President Donald Trump will offer a trophy to the winner of the 15-day sumo competition currently taking place in Tokyo.

Abe was speaking at a meeting of Liberal Democratic Party executives on Monday.

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Tiger Woods Eyeing Tokyo Olympics

Tiger Woods eyeing Tokyo Olympics

US pro golfer Tiger Woods is eager to play in next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Woods won a comeback victory at the Masters last month. He spoke to reporters in New York on Tuesday, two days before the start of the PGA Championship.

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Tokyo Police Form Harbor Squad For Olympics

Tokyo police form harbor squad for Olympics

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is planning to form a harbor squad to respond to emergencies during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Tokyo Bay area is expected to host the athletes' village, and be the site of many events.

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