Japan's Sayaka Mizoe and Suzuka Hashimoto reached the main draw of the women's event as action began at the International Volleyball Federation Beach World Tour in Moscow.
Japan and US still undefeated after day one of super round at WBSC Under-19 Women's Softball World Cup
Japan and hosts the United States both remain undefeated after day one of super-round action at the Under-19 Women's Softball World Cup in Irvine.
United States among four qualifiers for super round after day two of WBSC Under-19 Women's Softball World Cup
Hosts the United States were among the four teams to secure their place in the super round as action continued today at the Under-19 Women's Softball World Cup in Irvine.
Escalating diplomatic row between South Korea and Japan hits curling tournament at Pyeongchang 2018 venue
An international curling event due to take place at the venue that hosted the sport during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games has been drawn into an escalating diplomatic dispute between Seoul and Tokyo.
A demonstration of an air-conditioning system using snow has been launched in front of Saitama Stadium, one of the football venues for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Japan will take on hosts Chinese Taipei in the final of the World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) Under-12 Baseball World Cup after they sealed a thrilling 8-7 extra-inning victory against South Korea in Taiwan.
Hosts Chinese Taipei continue winning form as storm affects schedule at WBSC Under-12 Baseball World Cup
Hosts Chinese Taipei comfortably defeated Mexico today to edge closer to booking their place in the final of the World Baseball Softball Confederation Under-12 Baseball World Cup in Taiwan.
The designs of two JPY¥500 (£3.86/$4.68/€4.22) commemorative coins celebrating next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have been selected.
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.