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.

Alonso To Leave Toyota Wec Team After 24 Hours Of Le Mans

Alonso to leave Toyota WEC team after 24 Hours of Le Mans

LONDON — Fernando Alonso will be replaced by New Zealander Brendon Hartley in the Toyota World Endurance Championship (WEC) team after the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, the Japanese manufacturer announced on Wednesday. Toyota said Formula One two-time champion Alonso "will explore new motorsport adventures within the Toyota Gazoo Racing family." No details were given, but the Spaniard recently tested a Toyota Dakar Rally car in South Africa. The next edition of that race will be held in Saudi Arabia in January 2020. Alonso won Le Mans with Toyota last year and will be trying to win the Indianapolis 500 with McLaren later this month to become only the second driver to complete the so-called "Triple Crown of Motorsport." "Now is a good time to take on new challenges, and there are many interesting opportunities to explore within Toyota Gazoo Racing," said the 37-year-old, who left Formula One last year. "We still have two important races remaining as we are still in the fight to become WEC World Champions, and I will be pushing hard to win both of them." Hartley won Le Mans with Porsche in 2017 and is a two-time World Endurance champion. He raced in Formula One with Toro Rosso last year. "I believe I am returning to WEC an even stronger driver following my experience in Formula One," he said. The 2019-20 WEC season starts at Silverstone on Sept. 1 and runs to Le Mans on June 14, 2020.

Nasa Team In Japan To Learn From Hayabusa2

NASA team in Japan to learn from Hayabusa2

Scientists from the US space agency NASA have been given advice by Japanese researchers on landing a probe on a rocky asteroid.

Ten members of NASA's asteroid probe team are visiting Japan. They met the Hayabusa2 project team at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, this week.

Japanese Team Develops Paint That Creates Heat From Solar Light

Japanese team develops paint that creates heat from solar light

OSAKA--An Osaka Institute of Technology research team developed a paint that produces heat from solar light, enabling remote places to be heated with surgical precision without using electricity or gas.

The team, headed by Shuji Fujii, a professor at the university, and Tomoyasu Hirai, an associate professor there, who both who specialize in polymer material, expect it can be applied for cooking on spacecraft, using the paint to absorb light that exists in space.

Japanese Men's Basketball Team To Be In Olympics

Japanese men's basketball team to be in Olympics

For the first time in 44 years, Japan's national men's basketball team will compete in the Olympics. It will be joining the women's team to play in the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The International Basketball Federation, or FIBA, decided at a central board meeting in Cote d'Ivoire on Saturday that the teams will be granted the automatic places given to the host country.

Abe: New Team To Examine Problem Of Faulty Data

Abe: New team to examine problem of faulty data

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says a new working group of the internal affairs ministry will thoroughly examine the problem of faulty labor surveys to ensure the credibility of the government's statistics.

Abe was speaking at a Lower House committee on Monday.

The All-woman Acura Nsx Team Previews A Way Forward For Racing

The all-woman Acura NSX team previews a way forward for racing

DAYTONA, Fla. — There is a team at the 24 Hours of Daytona that's just like any other team, with experienced drivers who rightly earned their spot in the top endurance racing series in America. They are prepared to run a full season in a competitive car, and they even set the fastest time in their class at the pre-season Roar Before the 24 test. The only difference between this team and any other is that its drivers happen to be women. We went to Daytona to talk to them about their journey to the race.

The No. 57 Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo team features a roster of talented, experienced drivers: Katherine Legge, Simona de Silvestro, Bia Figueiredo and Christina Nielsen. While there have been four other all-women lineups at Daytona before, the No. 57 team is the first to be considered truly competitive.

Ghosn's Defense Team Requests Bail Again

Ghosn's defense team requests bail again

The defense team of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn has again asked the Tokyo District Court to grant bail to their detained client.

The attorneys filed the second request for bail on Friday. On Thursday, the court rejected the appeal filed by his lawyers over its decision to deny bail.

Nmb48 Announces Team Shuffle Starting In March

NMB48 announces team shuffle starting in March

On January 1, NMB48 held a New Year's event at their theater where they announced a team shuffle which will be effective come March. 

Team N will be comprised of 13 members with Kawakami Chihiro as captain and Ishida Yumi as vice captain. Meanwhile, Team M will have 14 members including Shibuya Nagisa as captain and Ijiri Anna as vice captain. Finally, Team BII will be made up of 14 members including Kojima Karin as captain and Yamada Nana vice captain.

Nihon Univ. Football Team Member May Have Lied

Nihon Univ. football team member may have lied

NHK has learned that a member of a college football team may have lied in a statement that led to the recognition that former coaches instructed a player to commit a dangerous tackle during a game.

A Nihon University player injured a Kwansei Gakuin University quarterback in a tackle long after the ball was passed during an inter-college game in May.