Japan's Rugby Team Seen Off For World Cup

Japan's rugby team seen off for World Cup

More than 5,000 people gathered at the Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday to see off 29 members of Japan's rugby team. It will take part in the World Cup that starts in the country on September 20th.

Captain Michael Leitch said he wants to fight with a special feeling as the event will be held on home turf, and he wants the fans to support them with 100-percent of their energy.

Read More

Japan Olympic Museum Shown To Media

Japan Olympic Museum shown to media

The Japan Olympic Museum will open in Tokyo on September 14. Members of the media were given a preview on Monday.

The museum, operated by the Japanese Olympic Committee, is located near the main stadium for next year's Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo.

Read More

More Intl. Flights At Haneda For Olympics

More intl. flights at Haneda for Olympics

Tokyo's Haneda Airport will add 50 new international flights per day ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The new schedule will start next March.

Twenty four of the new routes will serve cities in the United States.

Read More

Japan Names Squad For Rugby World Cup

Japan names squad for Rugby World Cup

Japan's squad for the upcoming Rugby World Cup was announced on Thursday. The 31 members include captain Michael Leitch and hooker Shota Horie.

The players aim to book a spot in the final eight of the competition that kicks off on September 20 in Japan.

Read More

Rugby World Cup Trophy Brought To Mt. Fuji

Rugby World Cup trophy brought to Mt. Fuji

The Rugby World Cup trophy has been brought to the summit of Japan's highest peak, Mt. Fuji, ahead of the tournament that begins in the country next month.

The Webb Ellis Cup arrived in Japan in June and has been on a nationwide tour that includes the 12 cities where the World Cup matches will be played.

Read More

Paralympic Athletes Promote Ticket Sales

Paralympic athletes promote ticket sales

Paralympic athletes have joined efforts to promote next year's Tokyo Games after the start of online applications to buy tickets.

The official website for ticket sales in Japan went live on Thursday.

Read More

Japan Promotes Private Lodging For Olympics

Japan promotes private lodging for Olympics

Japan's government is promoting private lodgings for tourists who will visit during the Olympic and Paralympic games next summer.

The Tourism Agency hopes that municipal governments will make more use of a lodging scheme for special events.

Read More

Soccer Legend Iniesta Tries Blind Soccer

Soccer legend Iniesta tries blind soccer

The organizing committee of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics has released a video of soccer superstar Andres Iniesta playing blind soccer.

The committee asked the former member of Spanish national team, who now plays for Vissel Kobe in Japan's top league, to help promote the Paralympic sport. It took one year to plan and make the two-minute video.

Read More

Athlete Has Heatstroke In Olympic Test Triathlon

Athlete has heatstroke in Olympic test triathlon

A French athlete was taken to hospital for suspected heatstroke after the women's triathlon Olympic test race in Tokyo on Thursday. It has shown that Tokyo's severe summer heat may be a major obstacle for athletes to compete in the 2020 Games.

In Thursday's event, the running segment of the race had been cut to half due to heat concerns.

Read More

Online Applications For More Olympic Tickets Start

Online applications for more Olympic tickets start

Online applications for an additional ticket lottery for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have begun.

The official website for the ticket sales started accepting applications at 2 a.m. on Thursday. Applications can be made only in Japan.

Read More

Golf Champ Shibuno Back In Japan

Golf champ Shibuno back in Japan

Rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has returned to Japan after her victory at the Women's British Open.

The 20-year-old became the first Japanese golfer in 42 years to win a major golf title overseas.

Read More

20 - Year - Old Shibuno Wins Women's Golf Major

20-year-old Shibuno wins women's golf major

Japanese rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has won the Women's British Open with 18-under. The 20 year old is only the second Japanese to win golf's major title and the first to do so in 42 years.

It was her first overseas competition. She has won two domestic tour titles this season.

Read More

20 - Year - Old Shibuno Wins Women's Final Golf Major

20-year-old Shibuno wins women's final golf major

Japanese rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has won the Women's British Open with 18-under. The 20 year old is only the second Japanese to win golf's major title and the first to do so in 42 years.

It was her first overseas competition. She has won two domestic tour titles this season.

Read More