Badminton world number one Kento Momota is expected to be out for another three months after escaping with his life in a fatal car accident.
Spain lead Japan in their Fed Cup qualifying clash as Naomi Osaka suffered a shock defeat to Sara Sorribes Tormo at La Manga Club in Murcia.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe has sought to allay fears over the impact of the coronavirus on this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games as Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike promised to implement "thorough measures" in the lead-up to the event.
Japan won softball's Australia Pacific Cup for the second time after defeating home side Aussie Spirit 7-0 in the final.
Japan edged out Aussie Spirit to book their place in the semi-finals of the Softball Australia Pacific Cup in style in Sydney.
The early qualifiers saw plenty of favourites safely through to the latter stages of the 1500 and 3000 metres relays at the International Skating Union World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Bormio.
IWBF publishes Japanese translations of rules and interpretations as Tokyo 2020 preparations continue
The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) has announced the Japanese translation of three official technical documents as the world governing body continues its preparations for this year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
England and Sri Lanka both took a step towards reaching the ninth-place playoff after coming out on top in their respective Plate League quarter-finals at the International Cricket Council Under-19 World Cup in South Africa today.
Japan and South Korea won two gold medals each on the opening day of the International Judo Federation Tel Aviv Grand Prix.
A series of events have been held in Japan to familiarise potential fans with karate, as the sport prepares to make its Olympic bow this summer.
Defending champions India have qualified for the Super League quarter-finals at the International Cricket Council Under-19 World Cup, after a stunning 10-wicket win over Japan in Bloemfontein today.
Japan remain the leading nation in men's and women's baseball following the release of the latest world rankings.
Norway edged out Japan in an extra end to clinch the mixed team curling gold medal at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Champéry.
The United States' women's team and Japanese men's side top the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) softball world rankings after the 2019 season.
Japan and the Netherlands continued their formidable start to the speed skating events at Lausanne 2020 by claiming their second gold medals at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in St Moritz.