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.
Oman beat defending champions Iran 4-3 in a high-quality clash to secure first place in Group D and condemn their opponents to the runners-up spot at the Asian Football Confederation Beach Soccer Championships in Pattaya in Thailand.
Japan's national public broadcaster NHK is aiming to start simultaneous online streaming of its television programmes prior to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games after a bill to revise the broadcast law to allow it to do so was approved.
Reigning world champion Sandra Sanchez sealed the women's kata gold medal as she got the better of arch-rival Kiyou Shimizu for the second consecutive major event at the Karate 1-Series A competition in Salzburg.
Hosts Great Britain will meet Japan in the final of the Wheelchair Rugby Quad Nations in Leicester, despite losing to the East Asian country today.
Japan showed their quality by winning four of the five gold medals available on the opening day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Slam in Düsseldorf.
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who won six gold medals at last year's Asian Games and is seen as the poster girl for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, has revealed that she has been diagnosed with leukaemia.
Medals were decided across 13 weight categories today at the Japan Sambo Championships and Russian President's Cup in Tokyo.
Japan secured four gold medals on the opening day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Paris Grand Slam as home favourite Clarisse Agbegnenou delighted the home crowd with victory in the women’s under-63 kilograms category.