10-year-old Go Pro Becomes Youngest To Win Match

10-year-old Go pro becomes youngest to win match

A 10-year-old Japanese girl has become the youngest professional player ever to win a match in an official "Go" tournament.

Sumire Nakamura became the youngest professional player of the board game Go in April, shortly after her 10th birthday.

Asanoyama To Use Tourney Win To Build Confidence

Asanoyama to use tourney win to build confidence

Sumo wrestler Asanoyama says he will try to use his first tournament win to build his confidence.

Asanoyama spoke to reporters at the Takasago stable in Tokyo on Monday, one day after winning the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. The rank-and-file wrestler clinched the title with 12 wins and three losses.

Base Relocation Opponent Projected To Win

Base relocation opponent projected to win

People across Japan cast ballots on Sunday to choose local leaders and assembly members as well as two Lower House lawmakers.

National parties campaigned fiercely, framing the poll as a bellwether for the Upper House election in the summer.

Golf/ Nasa Hataoka Wins Kia Classic For 3rd Lpga Tour Win

GOLF/ Nasa Hataoka wins Kia Classic for 3rd LPGA Tour win

CARLSBAD, California--Nasa Hataoka won the Kia Classic on Sunday at Aviara Golf Club for her third victory in her last 16 LPGA Tour starts.

The 20-year-old Japanese player closed with a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over playing partner Inbee Park, top-ranked Sung Hyun Park, Jin Young Ko, Azahara Munoz and Danielle Kang.

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.

Skater Kihira Joyful After Grand Prix Final Win

Skater Kihira joyful after Grand Prix Final win

Japanese figure skater Rika Kihira says she is truly happy to have won this year's women's title at the Grand Prix Final in Vancouver, Canada, in her debut season.

The 16-year-old star spoke to reporters on Sunday, the day after besting PyeongChang Olympic champion Alina Zagitova of Russia and other competitors.

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.

Abe Vows To Win Understanding On Okinawa Base

Abe vows to win understanding on Okinawa base

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will do everything he can to win understanding for the relocation of the US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station to another site in Okinawa Prefecture in southern Japan.

Abe was speaking at a Lower House Budget Committee meeting on Friday.

Honjo And Allison Win Nobel Prize

Honjo and Allison win Nobel Prize

A Japanese molecular immunologist is sharing this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Tasuku Honjo and an American scientist have been honored for the discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.

Honjo's research focuses on antibodies and immune responses. His findings made a significant contribution in explaining how antibodies respond to various viruses and bacteria.

Tamaki Projected To Win Okinawa Governor Poll

Tamaki projected to win Okinawa governor poll

Voters in Okinawa appear to have chosen Denny Tamaki as their next governor. NHK projects the former Lower House lawmaker will win Sunday's election.

Tamaki opposes the central government's plan to move a US military base within the prefecture.