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.

Japan Dominates Bouldering World Cup

Japan dominates bouldering World Cup

Japanese climbers have dominated the fourth round of the Bouldering World Cup in Wujiang, China, taking four of the six medals.

In the men's competition, Tomoa Narasaki won gold by making three of the four tops. It was his first gold of the season. He had won silver in the third round.

Japan's Ski Jumper Wins Overall World Cup Victory

Japan's ski jumper wins overall World Cup victory

A Japanese athlete has secured an overall victory in the 2018-19 men's Ski Jumping World Cup.

22-year-old Ryoyu Kobayashi had been leading the men's individual all-round competition by winning 11 events so far. He faced the large hill in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, on Sunday.

Soccer/ U.s. Ties Japan 2-2 In Women's World Cup Tuneup

SOCCER/ U.S. ties Japan 2-2 in Women's World Cup tuneup

CHESTER, Pennsylvania--Alex Morgan scored her 99th international goal, but Yuka Momiki responded with a stoppage-time equalizer and Japan tied the United States 2-2 on Wednesday night in the SheBelieves Cup tuneup tournament for the Women's World Cup.

Megan Rapinoe also scored for the Americans in a rematch of the last two Women's World Cup finals.

Kobayashi Gets 6th Straight World Cup Ski Jump Win

Kobayashi gets 6th straight World Cup ski jump win

Japan's ski jumper Ryoyu Kobayashi has claimed his sixth straight World Cup win, equaling the tournament record.

Kobayashi finished first in the event in Val di Fiemme in Italy on Saturday. It is his ninth victory in the 2018-19 World Cup season.

Takakeisho Reflects On First Emperor's Cup Win

Takakeisho reflects on first Emperor's Cup win

Sumo wrestler Takakeisho has vowed to work harder to ensure his first victory will not be his last after winning the Emperor's Cup in Fukuoka on Sunday.

Takakeisho, who holds the 4th-highest rank of Komusubi, picked up 13 wins in the 15-day tournament by using his signature pushing and thrusting techniques.

Yoshioka Kiyoe To Sing Official Song For 'rugby World Cup'

Yoshioka Kiyoe to sing official song for 'Rugby World Cup'

Yoshioka Kiyoe (Ikimonogakari) has been selected as one of the artists who will be singing "World In Union," the official song for the 'Rugby World Cup 2019' to be held in Japan next year. 

Yoshioka commented, "I was both grateful and nervous to sing this song in English, but I devoted myself to sing this song that everyone has heard of. I sang this song with a bigger heart and mind, so I think it turned out to be powerful and positive. I hope to liven up the 'Rugby World Cup' with my version of 'World In Union!'

Samurai Blue Welcomed Back From World Cup

Samurai Blue welcomed back from World Cup

Japan's national soccer team has returned home 3 days after a heartbreaking loss to Belgium at the knock out stage of the World Cup in Russia.

Members of the Samurai Blue were greeted by a cheering crowd at Narita airport near Tokyo.