TOKYO (AP) — A brightly burning meteor was seen plunging from the sky in wide areas of Japan, capturing attention on television and social media.
TOKYO (AP) — A governor in central Japan announced a state of emergency Thursday because of rising virus cases and asked businesses and people to curb activities, especially during an upcoming...
TOKYO — The governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has announced a regional “state of emergency” seeking to curb the coronavirus.
Gov. Hideaki Ohmura on Thursday asked businesses to close...
TOKYO (AP) — Nagoya Grampus forward Mu Kanazaki has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Japan’s Kyodo news agency first reported the findings and cited Japan’s soccer J-League....
TOKYO (AP) — Yokohama F Marinos took a major step toward its first J-League title since 2004 with a 4-1 win over Kawasaki Frontale on Saturday.
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese and South Korean foreign ministers met on the sidelines of a Japan-hosted G-20 meeting Saturday, a day after Seoul kept alive a 2016 military intelligence sharing...
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — With the Suzuka circuit shuttered on Saturday because of the approaching typhoon, the Japanese Grand Prix was in a holding pattern with drivers forced to spend the day at...
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Rob Howley has certainly not been forgotten by the Wales players he helped to coach for so long.
Howley left the Rugby World Cup earlier this week for an alleged betting...
KOBE, Japan (AP) — David Villa and Andres Iniesta scored two goals each as struggling J-League side Vissel Kobe beat Nagoya Grampus 5-3 on Sunday.
TOKYO (AP) — Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Xavier scored two goals on Saturday as Nagoya Grampus beat Consadole Sapporo 4-0 to move into first place in the J-League.
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Helalia Johannes of Namibia won the Nagoya Women's Marathon on Sunday, upsetting Kenyans Visiline Jepkesho and Valary Jemeli.
TOKYO (AP) — Brazilian striker Jo scored two goals as Nagoya Grampus beat Sagan Tosu 4-0 in the opening round of the J-League on Saturday.
Jo, who was the league's top scorer last season,...
TOKYO (AP) — Thirteen gay couples filed Japan's first lawsuit challenging the country's rejection of same-sex marriage Thursday, arguing the denial violates their constitutional right to equality.
Six couples holding banners saying "Marriage For All Japan" walked into Tokyo District Court to file their cases against the government, with similar cases filed by three couples in Osaka, one couple in Nagoya and three couples in Sapporo.
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits challenging Japan's rejection of same-sex marriage (all times local):
Thirteen couples have filed Japan's first lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the country's rejection of same-sex marriage.
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Coming off a strong showing against a team of Major League Baseball All-Stars, Japan manager Atsunori Inaba has every reason to be confident about his team's chances of winning a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan won the six-game exhibition series 5-1 against an MLB squad featuring National League Rookie of the Year Ronald Acuna Jr., fellow nominee Juan Soto and veteran catcher and nine-time gold glove winner Yadier Molina.
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Sosuke Genda hit a three-run triple that chased starter Brian Johnson in a four-run second inning, and Japan beat the MLB All-Stars 4-1 Thursday for their fifth win in the six-game series.
Genda scored on Ryosuke Kikuchi's sacrifice fly off Erasmo Ramirez at the Nagoya Dome.
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Takuya Kai hit a go-ahead double off Dan Otero in the eighth inning, capping a comeback from a four-run deficit that led Japan over the MLB All-Stars 6-5 Wednesday and clinched the six-game exhibition series 4-1.
Down 5-1, Japan tied the score with a four-run seventh against Hector Velazquez.
TOKYO (AP) — Kawasaki Frontale narrowed the gap on leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima with a 3-1 win over Nagoya Grampus in the J-League on Saturday.
Hiroyuki Abe scored in the 34th minute for Frontale, while the visitors conceded an own-goal in each half as Kawasaki improved to 52 points, four behind Hiroshima.
Hiroshima was held to a 1-1 draw by third-place FC Tokyo.
Brazilian striker Lins equalized for Tokyo following an opening goal from joint J-League top scorer Patric.
TOKYO (AP) — Brazilian Lins scored in the 90th minute on Sunday as FC Tokyo beat Vissel Kobe 1-0 to move within five points of leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J-League.
Lins' right-foot shot from eight meters gave the hosts their second straight win after the World Cup break.
Sanfrecce, which has 45 points, conceded a 92nd-minute own-goal in a 2-2 draw at home to Shonan Bellmare.
In other matches, Kashiwa Reysol snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over Consadole Sapporo.
TOKYO (AP) — Toshiyuki Takagi scored two late goals as Cerezo Osaka upset leaders Sanfrecce Hiroshima 2-0 in the J-League on Sunday.
Takagi put the visitors ahead on a left foot shot in the 80th minute and doubled the advantage three minutes later with his fourth goal of the season.
Hiroshima remains in first place on 37 points, nine ahead of FC Tokyo which was held to a goalless draw by Sagan Tosu. Cerezo improved to 26 points.
TOKYO (AP) — Thailand international Teerasil Dangda scored his third goal of the season on Saturday as first-place Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat V-Varen Nagasaki 2-0 in the J-League.
Teerasil opened the scoring in the 52nd minute after a cross from Takuya Wada. Sho Sasaki doubled the lead six minutes later with a header off Kosei Shibasaki's corner.
The defeat ended a four-game winning streak for Nagasaki.
TOKYO (AP) — Brazilian striker Patric scored his sixth goal of the season on Saturday as Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Sagan Tosu 1-0 to increase its lead in the J-League.
Patric's right-footed shot from 17 meters (yards) in the 87th minute allowed Hiroshima to remain undefeated this season and improve to 25 points, nine ahead of FC Tokyo, which beat Shimizu S-Pulse 1-0.
TOKYO (AP) — Sanfrecce Hiroshima beat Kashiwa Reysol 1-0 to remain undefeated and in top spot in the J-League on Sunday.
Defender Sho Sasaki beat Kashiwa 'keeper Kazushige Kirihata with a left-foot shot in the 17th minute as Hiroshima improved to 16 points, five ahead of Kawasaki Frontale, which was held to a 1-1 tie at Yokohama F Marinos.
In other games, a hat-trick from Diego Oliveira and goals by Keigo Higashi and Kensuke Nagai gave FC Tokyo a 5-2 win over V-Varen Nagasaki.
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Meskerem Assefa of Ethiopia pulled ahead of favorite Valary Jemeli of Kenya with four kilometers left to win the Nagoya Women's Marathon on Sunday.
Assefa won in a time of 2 hours, 21 minutes and 45 seconds, one minute and three seconds ahead of Jemeli. Japan's Hanami Sekine, making her marathon debut, was third with a time of 2:23:07.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian striker Jo has confirmed a move from Corinthians to Japanese club Nagoya Grampus.
The top goal scorer of the last Brazilian championship said in a press conference on Friday that he had not planned to leave his country, but considered the Japanese offer "irrefutable."
Joe did not announce the length of his contract with the recently promoted team.
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Alina Zagitova performed a near-flawless free skate on Saturday to win the figure skating Grand Prix Final.
Skating to Don Quixote, the 15-year-old world junior champion from Russia placed all seven of her jumps in the second half of her routine and made no major mistakes to finish with 223.30 points.
Zagitova landed seven triple jumps while receiving level-fours on her spins and step sequence.
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Nathan Chen held on to his lead from the short program to edge Shoma Uno and win the figure skating Grand Prix Final on Friday.
Skating to "Mao's Last Dancer," Chen landed three of five attempted quad jumps in his free program.
Uno, two points behind Chen after the short program on Thursday, won the free skate but it wasn't enough to overtake Chen, who finished a half point ahead with a total of 286.51 points.
Russian skater Mikhail Kolyada was third with 282.00.
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu fell during Thursday's practice for the NHK Trophy, a potential setback in his preparations for next year's Pyeongchang Games.
Hanyu fell while attempting a quadruple lutz and favored his right ankle but did not leave practice. He skated during the run through for his free skate, although he elected not to do any more jumps.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is prepping for its first Japan tour with Andris Nelsons as music director.
The BSO last toured Japan with a music director in 1999, when Seiji Ozawa led the orchestra. It visited the country in 2014 with a guest conductor, Charles Dutoit.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb plans to lead a delegation of business leaders and economic development officials on a trade mission to Japan.
Holcomb says in a statement Monday that the trip is to strengthen relationships and encourage continued investment and trade. He says more than 280 Japanese businesses operate in Indiana and the state's relationship with Japan "is crucial to our economy."
TOKYO (AP) — Mongolian grand champion Hakuho set the record for most career wins in sumo after toppling ozeki Takayasu in the Nagoya grand sumo tournament on Friday.
Hakuho's milestone 1,048th win surpassed the total that former ozeki Kaio finished on in 2011.
U.S. men's champion Nathan Chen and ice dance gold medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani will compete in the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow that opens the 2017-18 Grand Prix figure skating series.
The buildup to the Pyeongchang Olympics will feature six Grand Prix events, ending with Skate America in Lake Placid, New York, in late November. The Grand Prix finals will be held in Nagoya, Japan on Dec. 7-10.