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.
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.
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.
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.