20-year-old Shibuno Wins Women's Golf Major

20-year-old Shibuno wins women's golf major

Japanese rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has won the Women's British Open with 18-under. The 20 year old is only the second Japanese to win golf's major title and the first to do so in 42 years.

It was her first overseas competition. She has won two domestic tour titles this season.

20-year-old Shibuno Wins Women's Final Golf Major

20-year-old Shibuno wins women's final golf major

Japanese rookie golfer Hinako Shibuno has won the Women's British Open with 18-under. The 20 year old is only the second Japanese to win golf's major title and the first to do so in 42 years.

It was her first overseas competition. She has won two domestic tour titles this season.

Un: G20 Summit Must Tackle Women's Inequality

UN: G20 summit must tackle women's inequality

The head of the UN agency for women's empowerment says she wants G20 leaders to do more to promote women in politics and the workforce.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the Executive Director of UN Women and a former deputy president of South Africa.

Japan Loses To Netherlands In Women's World Cup

Japan loses to Netherlands in Women's World Cup

In Women's World Cup soccer in France, Japan lost to the Netherlands 2-1 in the first match of the knockout stage, failing to make it to the quarterfinals.

The world's seventh-ranked Japanese squad, nicknamed Nadeshiko, played the eighth-ranked Netherlands in the northwestern French city of Rennes on Tuesday.

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.

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.

Four Members Of Hinatazaka46 Become Exclusive Models For Women's Magazines

Four members of Hinatazaka46 become exclusive models for women's magazines

Hinatazaka46 members Kato Shiho, Sasaki Kumi, Sasaki Mirei, and Takamoto Ayaka have been selected as exclusive models for four women's magazines. 

This makes a total of five members to become exclusive models as Kosaka Nao is already an exclusive model for 'Seventeen' magazine. Kato will appear in 'CanCam,' Sasaki Kumi in 'Ray,' Sasaki Mirei in 'non-no,' and Takamoto in 'JJ' starting with the April edition which will hit shelves at the end of the month. 

Golf: 17-year-old Hataoka 1st Amateur To Win Japan Women's Open

Golf: 17-year-old Hataoka 1st amateur to win Japan Women's OpenSeventeen-year-old Nasa Hataoka became the first amateur golfer to win the Japan Women's Open Golf Championship on Sunday.
Hataoka carded five birdies and two bogeys in her final round at par-71 Karasuyamajo Country Club in Tochigi Prefecture and claimed the tournament at 4-under 280. Hataoka surpassed Ai Miyazato record as the tournament's youngest champion. Miyazato won the 2005 event at the age of 20.

Olympics: Japan's Itahashi 8th In Women's 10-m Platform Diving

Olympics: Japan's Itahashi 8th in women's 10-m platform divingJapan's Minami Itahashi finished eighth in the Rio Games' women's 10-meter platform diving competition on Thursday.
The 16-year-old, who was 16th in the event at last year's world championships, totaled 356.60 points at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre. Itahashi saved her best dive for last, scoring 83.20 points on her fifth and final effort.

Former Gold Medalist All Smiles Despite 23rd Place Finish In Nagoya Women's Marathon

Former gold medalist all smiles despite 23rd place finish in Nagoya Women's Marathon2004 Athens Olympics gold medalist Mizuki Noguchi, 37, shed tears but was all smiles as she finished in 23rd place at the Nagoya Women's Marathon here on March 13.
Noguchi had said herself the marathon, which also served as a final qualifier for the women's national Olympic team, was her "last attempt at the Olympics," and a 23rd place finish leaves her no chance to compete in the Rio de Janeiro games.