Japan Wrestling Federation Apologizes To Icho

Japan Wrestling Federation apologizes to Icho

NHK has learned that the head of the Japan Wrestling Federation has apologized to 4-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho over a power harassment scandal, clearing the way for her preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Sources say federation president Tomiaki Fukuda met Icho in Tokyo last week and apologized directly for the first time since the scandal was revealed.

Disgraced Amateur Boxing Federation Chief Quits

Disgraced amateur boxing federation chief quits

The scandal-plagued chief of the Japan Amateur Boxing Federation has given up his post.

Akira Yamane announced he was stepping down immediately at a news conference in the city of Osaka, western Japan, on Wednesday. He apologized to amateur boxers for the scandals.

Japanese Boxing Federation Faces Allegations

Japanese boxing federation faces allegations

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.

International Judo Federation Launch New Ijf Academy Website

International Judo Federation launch new IJF Academy websiteA new website has been launched by the International Judo Federation (IJF) solely dedicated to the IJF Academy, with 150 students currently using the website to study online.
Having been established at the IJF Congress at Rio de Janeiro in 2013, the Academy aims to provide professional education in all sectors of judo, including the development and running of a national judo coach education and certification system.

Judo: Embattled Uemura Says He Will Stay On As Judo Federation Head

Judo: Embattled Uemura says he will stay on as judo federation headHaruki Uemura, the embattled chairman of the All Japan Judo Federation, said he will continue in his post and vowed to complete his mission to reform the body.

"Now more than ever during these troubled times it is my mission to make proper reforms," Uemura told a press conference that followed the federation's executive board meeting.