Kakuryu Wins 6th Sumo Title In Nagoya

Kakuryu wins 6th sumo title in Nagoya

Sumo yokozuna grand champion Kakuryu clinched his sixth title in Nagoya on Sunday, beating fellow grand champion Hakuho on the final day.

The two Mongolian top-ranked yokozuna wrestlers went head to head, and Kakuryu came out on top, forcing out Hakuho to seal his first title in seven tournaments.

Mochizuki Wins Wimbledon Junior Boys' Title

Mochizuki wins Wimbledon junior boys' title

Sixteen-year-old Shintaro Mochizuki has become the first Japanese tennis player to win a junior boys' championship at a Grand Slam.

The eighth-seeded Mochizuki defeated Spain's Carlos Gimeno Valero in Sunday's final of the Wimbledon boy's singles.

Fujita Wins Women Jockeys' World Cup

Fujita wins Women Jockeys' World Cup

Japanese jockey Nanako Fujita has won the Women Jockeys' World Cup in Sweden.

Ten riders competed in five points-based races in Stockholm on Sunday.

24 Hours Of Le Mans Mega Gallery | Toyota Wins Again

24 Hours of Le Mans Mega Gallery | Toyota wins again

Toyota Gazoo Racing just took its second one-two finish at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the second straight year, and it was another dominant performance. As the only factory-backed cars in the top-tier LMP1 class, Toyota was expected to beat the rest of the field with ease. However, a tire puncture and pitstop shenanigans in the final hour ended up causing more drama than was necessary for the No. 7 Toyota that was leading for the majority of the race. That allowed the No. 8 Toyota to snag first place near the end, making Fernando Alonso, Sébastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima the winners.

The No. 51 Ferrari 488 GTE took home the class win in GTE Pro, and the No. 85 Ford GT nabbed the win for the GTE Am class. Ford will be happy to see the GT go out on top at Le Mans, as the company already announced that this is the last 24 Hours of Le Mans it's backing in the Ford GT program. We compiled a gallery of best hits above, so enjoy the photography from Circuit de la Sarthe in France.

Asanoyama Wins First Sumo Tournament

Asanoyama wins first sumo tournament

In sumo, rank-and-file wrestler Asanoyama has clinched his first tournament title.

Asanoyama beat ozeki champion Goeido on day 14 of the Summer Grand Sumo tournament in Tokyo on Saturday. He had been the sole leader going into the bout, with two losses.

Shogi Master Habu Ties With Holder Of Record Wins

Shogi master Habu ties with holder of record wins

Shogi professional player Yoshiharu Habu has tied with the holder of record number of wins in the game of Japanese chess.

The 48-year-old shogi master played on Thursday a league match to be qualified as the challenger for the Oi title series, one of the eight major shogi titles.

Ruling Camp Wins In Key Gubernatorial Race

Ruling camp wins in key gubernatorial race

In Japan's nationwide local elections, a candidate supported by the national ruling camp defeated a candidate supported by opposition in a gubernatorial election in Hokkaido.

In the first half of the unified local elections, voters in 11 prefectures cast their votes in the gubernatorial elections.

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.

Hakuho Wins 42nd Sumo Tournament

Hakuho wins 42nd sumo tournament

Sumo grand champion Hakuho clinched his 42nd title in the spring tournament in Osaka on Sunday. The Mongolian yokozuna beat another grand champion, Kakuryu, in the final bout.

Hakuho finished with a perfect record. Rank-and-file wrestler Ichinojo followed with 14 wins and one loss.

Xperia Xz3 Wins 2019 If Design Award

Xperia XZ3 wins 2019 iF Design Award

Sony has a history of winning awards for design, and that is no different for its Xperia smartphones. Last year saw four Xperia products pick up iF Design Awards, including a Gold Award for the Xperia XZ1. This year, Sony is once again not empty-handed, as the Xperia XZ3 has won a 2019 iF Design Award. It's very much a worthy winner. The Xperia XZ3 was the first Sony phone to use an OLED display, and came with a seamless design appealing to the mass market including the use of a 3D curved display.

Habu Wins Nhk Shogi Tournament, Sets New Record

Habu wins NHK shogi tournament, sets new record

Professional player Yoshiharu Habu has won the NHK Cup TV Tournament for shogi, or Japanese chess, setting a new record of 45 official competition victories.

The ninth-dan shogi master beat Masataka Goda, who also holds the highest rank, in the final aired on Sunday.

Speed Skating: Kodaira Wins Women's 500

Speed skating: Kodaira wins women's 500

Japanese skater Nao Kodaira won the gold medal in the women's 500-meter at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Salt Lake City in the United States on Saturday.

She finished in 36.47 seconds, setting a new national record for Japan. She extended her winning streak for the event at the world cup to 22 wins.

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.

Japanese Architect Wins Pritzker Prize

Japanese architect wins Pritzker Prize

Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has won this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize, a prestigious award often called the Nobel Prize of the profession.

The jury at the Hyatt Foundation, the prize's organizer, made the announcement on Tuesday.