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Jack Tarrant

J.League's top tier to restart on July 4

29 May 2020

TOKYO The J.League announced on Friday that its top division would restart on July 4 following an approximately four month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Japanese fans can cheer remotely at empty stadiums

27 May 2020

TOKYO As Japan’s sports teams prepare a cautious return to action after novel coronavirus suspensions, a company has developed an app that allows fans to cheer remotely for their teams playing in empty stadiums.

UPDATE 2-Baseball-Japan's baseball league to start on June 19

25 May 2020

TOKYO, May 25 Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) league will begin its 2020 season on June 19, the league announced on Monday, as the government lifts restrictions aimed at stopping the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Kruis, Parkes to play in Japan next season

25 May 2020

TOKYO England lock George Kruis and Welsh centre Hadleigh Parkes will play in Japan for the Panasonic Wild Knights next season, the Top League club said on Monday.

Rugby-Kruis, Parkes to play in Japan next season

25 May 2020

TOKYO, May 25 England lock George Kruis and Welsh centre Hadleigh Parkes will play in Japan for the Panasonic Wild Knights next season, the Top League club said on Monday.

Japanese pub aims to clean up with disinfectant spray machine

20 May 2020

TOKYO As Japan's restaurants and bars slowly open up from a coronavirus lockdown, many are looking to reassure the public that dining out is safe again and one Japanese-style izakaya pub thinks it has found the perfect solution. | Video

'We don't know how IOC money will be spent' - Tokyo 2020 chief

16 May 2020

TOKYO The organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the first in history to be postponed, said on Friday they were not aware of detailed spending allocations for $800 million committed to next year's rescheduled Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). | Video

Waiting on Olympics, Japanese fencer turns to Uber Eats for fitness, money

13 May 2020

TOKYO With his Olympics preparations in tatters, Japanese fencer Ryo Miyake has begun delivering food for Uber Eats as a way to keep up his fitness and bring in a little extra cash during the enforced coronavirus lockdown. | Video

Sunwolves keen to leave legacy through Australia competition

12 May 2020

TOKYO Japan's Sunwolves said on Tuesday they would be eager to participate in Rugby Australia's proposed tournament in July as it would allow the side to leave a legacy before their Super Rugby departure.

Spin doctor: British Paralympian battles virus outbreak

07 May 2020

TOKYO British Paralympic table tennis player Kim Daybell was entering the final stages of his preparations for Tokyo 2020 when the coronavirus crisis turned his world upside down. | Video

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