The Japan Amateur Boxing Federation is facing a wide range of allegations of misconduct, including the inappropriate use of grant money.
More than 300 people with links to the sport made the allegations. They called on the Japan Sports Agency, the Japan Sport Council, and other institutions to open an investigation.
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Announced by Nintendo, a new fitness game called "Fitness Boxing" will be launched on the Switch. Developed by Imagineer, this can be thought of as the spiritual successor to the Shape Boxing series that was launched on the Wii and managed to sell 800,000 copies worldwide. As expected the game will take advantage of the motion controllers in the Joy-Con controllers.
Japan's Fair Trade Commission has asked the country's Amateur Boxing Federation to consider allowing retired professional boxers to compete in the Olympics.
People familiar with the matter say the antitrust watchdog visited the federation on Monday to inquire about a case involving former minimum-weight world champion Katsunari Takayama.