Japan beat Venezuela today to make a winning start to the super round at the World Baseball Softball Confederation Under-12 Baseball World Cup in Taiwan.
South Korea has made an official complaint after a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay map included disputed islands as Japanese territory.
With a year to go before Tokyo 2020 begins, a new forecast suggests that Japan is on course to lift its medal haul by a bigger percentage than any Summer Olympic host nation for nearly 30 years.
Reigning Olympic champion Chen Long was knocked out in round one of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Japan Open, which this year is doubling as a Tokyo 2020 test event.
Japan sensationally battled back from two sets down to beat Italy in the final of the International Volleyball Federation Women's Under-20 World Championship in Mexico.
Japan scored a converted try in the final five minutes of the game to beat Portugal 35-34 and win the World Rugby Under-20 Trophy in Brazil.
Japan and Italy come through five-set marathons to reach final of FIVB Women's Under-20 World Championship
Japan will play Italy in the final of the International Volleyball Federation Women's Under-20 World Championship after both came through five-set thrillers in the last four.
Iran, Japan and hosts Uzbekistan will each be represented in four individual kumite finals after preliminary action took place today at the Asian Karate Federation Senior Championship in Tashkent.
Italy, Japan, Russia and Turkey secured their place in the semi-finals as action continued today at the International Volleyball Federation Women's Under-20 World Championship in Mexico.
The 2019 Asian Karate Federation Senior Championship is due to take place this weekend in Tashkent,with nearly 400 competitors from 33 countries registered to compete.
Japan and Portugal will meet in the final of the World Rugby Under-20 Trophy after both countries won their groups today in Brazil.
Italy, Japan and Russia have all advanced to the second round of the International Volleyball Federation Women's Under-20 World Championship with unbeaten records after extending their winning runs to three matches in Mexico today.