Czech Republic earned their place in the International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship quarter-finals after making it three regulation-time wins out of three with victory over Japan in Espoo today.
It was an agonising day for Japan as athletes from the country lost the men’s and women’s duel moguls finals at the International Ski Federation Freestyle Ski World Junior Championships in Chiesa in Valmalenco.
Japan beat Scotland to become the first team to qualify for the play-offs at the World Men's Curling Championship in Lethbridge in Canada.
The United States beat hosts Australia to retain the women's International Swimming Federation Water Polo Intercontinental Cup in Perth.
Japan have been granted automatic spots in the men's and women's basketball and 3x3 basketball tournaments at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Japanese swimmer Hiromasa Fujimori has been suspended after failing a drugs test for banned stimulant ephedrine.
Australia's men beat Japan in shoot-out to continue perfect start to FINA Water Polo World League Intercontinental Cup
Australia’s men’s team forced a penalty shoot-out to beat Japan 17-15 on the second day of action at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Water Polo World League Intercontinental Cup in Perth.
Judo for the World series continues focus on sport's importance in Japan as prepares for 2019 World Championships and Tokyo 2020
The International Judo Federation (IJF) has released the third episode of a series of films aimed at showing why the sport is so important in Japan on the road to both this year's World Championships and 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
China were crowned Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships winners after edging Japan in a closely-fought final in Hong Kong.
Defending champions Japan advanced to the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships final in Hong Kong.
China, Japan, South Korea and Switzerland claim remaining play-off places at World Women's Curling Championship
China, Japan, South Korea and Switzerland clinched the remaining play-off spots on offer as round-robin action concluded today at the World Women’s Curling Championship in Danish town Silkeborg.
Home nation Japan played out a goalless draw with Russia as action begun today at the International Blind Sports Federation Blind Football World Grand Prix in Tokyo.
Exclusive: ISU President Dijkema welcomes outspoken ASOIF report findings on future shape of sporting competition
Jan Dijkema, President of the International Skating Union (ISU), has offered measured support for the recent outspoken report published by the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) which considers how new commercial competitions can co-exist with those already established in the sporting programme.
Japan’s Toshikazu Yamanishi is favourite to win the 14th Asian 20km Race Walking Championships tomorrow, but he may not be able to win the overall race in which this competition sits - the third leg of this season’s International Association of Athletics Federation’s Race Walking Challenge.
The Japanese Government is set to carry out a review over whether to allow North Korean athletes entry to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as an exception to the country's sanctions against the secretive state.