Stephen Wade, The Associated Press

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The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Stephen:

Shohei Ohtani is 'Made In Japan' with American adaptations

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Shohei Ohtani is ‘Made In Japan’ with American adaptations

TOKYO (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is doing things no other player has ever done, a point of pride for Japanese like Fumihiro Fujisawa. → Read More

Abe impersonated ‘Super Mario’ to promote Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Despite his prominence as Japan’s longest serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe may have enjoyed his biggest moment at the closing ceremony ... → Read More

Female referee at men's World Cup wants the game to shine

Yoshimi Yamashita of Japan is one of three women picked by FIFA to be referees at the upcoming men's soccer World Cup in Qatar → Read More

Female referee at men’s World Cup wants the game to shine

Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita agrees with Pelé or whoever it was decades ago that first described soccer as the “beautiful game.” → Read More

Final cost for COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics will be double the original estimate

Tokyo Olympics organizers were expected to place the final cost of the Games at 1.42 trillion yen, about twice of what was forecast when the IOC awarded them in 2013. → Read More

Tokyo closes books on costly, pandemic-delayed Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of last year’s COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics were expected to place the final cost of the Games at 1.42 trillion yen, about twi... → Read More

Chinese Olympian Eileen Gu working for Salt Lake Games bid

Eileen Gu, the California-born athlete who won two gold medals for China in freestyle skiing at the recent Beijing Olympics, has signed on to work for... → Read More

Chinese Olympian Eileen Gu working for Salt Lake Games bid

Gu's passport status has come under scrutiny. China does not officially allow dual citizenship, and Gu never clarified if she still holds American citizenship. → Read More

Neymar nets penalty as Brazil beats Japan 1-0 in friendly

TOKYO (AP) — Brazil defeated Japan 1-0 in a friendly Monday thanks to a penalty by Neymar in the 77th minute after he was tripped in the box on a rain... → Read More

Sapporo rejects holding referendum over bidding for Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s northern city of Sapporo on Monday rejected holding a referendum to give voters a choice over bidding for the 2030 Winter Olympic... → Read More

Sapporo rejects holding referendum over bidding for Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s northern city of Sapporo on Monday rejected holding a referendum to give voters a choice over bidding for the 2030 Winter Olympic... → Read More

Brazil faces Japan in friendly with lesser focus on Neymar

TOKYO (AP) — Brazil coach Tite has had the full four-year cycle to prepare for this year’s World Cup in Qatar, unlike 2018 in Russia when he took over... → Read More

Japan and Brazil linked by soccer, baseball and immigration

OIZUMI, Japan (AP) — Brazil’s national soccer team is a draw wherever it plays, often a sentimental choice. The affection will run deeper for some in ... → Read More

Tokyo a candidate for track and field world championships

TOKYO (AP) — The $1.4 billion Tokyo national stadium, built by the Japanese government for last year’s Olympics, is being viewed as a site for track a... → Read More

Tokyo Olympic film debuts in Japan; headed next to Cannes

TOKYO (AP) — The documentary film about the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics premiered on Monday, shown to reporters and other invited guests in the Japanese capital. The work of Japanese director Naomi Kawase, the 120-minute film looks at the Olympics primarily from the point of view of the athletes — but not just the winning athletes. […] → Read More

Tokyo Olympic film debuts in Japan; headed next to Cannes

TOKYO (AP) — The documentary film about the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics premiered on Monday, shown to reporters and other invited guests in the Ja... → Read More

Tokyo Olympic film debuts in Japan; headed next to Cannes

TOKYO (AP) — The documentary film about the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics premiered on Monday, shown to reporters and other invited guests in the Ja... → Read More

All-Japan committee meets to promote Sapporo Olympic bid

TOKYO (AP) — Yasuhiro Yamashita, the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee, acknowledged the biggest stumbling block to holding the Olympics is the b... → Read More

Asian Games, other world sporting events in China postponed because of coronavirus

The Olympic Council of Asia said it had not yet picked new dates for the Asian Games, which were scheduled to be held in Hangzhou in September. → Read More