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BJ-League Side Rizing Fukuoka President Go Takenaka Suspected Of Embezzlement

04 / 16 / 14

BJ-League side Rizing Fukuoka President Go Takenaka "was arrested by Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Saturday along with three current employees of First-Consul, a Tokyo-based consulting company, and a former company employee" on suspicion of embezzling 380M yuan ($3.7M), according to Odeven & Naga...

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12/31/12
Tokyo 2020 To Submit Bid Jan. 7

The Tokyo bid committee announced that reigning FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Homare Sawa "will present Tokyo's candidature file for the 2020 Olympics to the IOC next month," according to KYODO. Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose said, "We must make the bid a success at all costs." Sawa will submit the ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

12/27/12
Tokyo 2020 Names New Chairman

Tokyo 2020 announced that newly elected Tokyo Metropolitan Governor Naoki Inose will serve as Tokyo 2020 chairman. Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said, "Governor Inose has been following our bid closely for the past five years as Tokyo's Vice Governor. He has steadily supporte ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

12/19/12
Kobayashi Gives Up Hope For F1 Cockpit

Former Sauber F1 driver KAMUI KOBAYASHI "has given up hope to get one of the few remaining F1 cockpits," according to BLICK. Kobayashi wrote on his website, "Unfortunately, the time was not long enough, and I couldn't acquire a cockpit for 2013 in a competitive team. It is very sad, and I'm very s ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Europe, Japan

12/14/12
Japan Tour Expands OneAsia Link

The Japanese Tour has expanded its involvement with the OneAsia Tour, announcing two co-sanctioned events for '13. The announcement may have significant repercussions in the ongoing rivalry between the OneAsia Tour and the Asian Tour. The Japan Golf Tour Organisation announced it will co-sanction On ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan

12/12/12
Chelsea Players Mobbed In Japan

Millionaire Chelsea players PETR CECH and PAULO FERREIRA "popped into a Starbucks for coffee after training at the Club World Cup in Japan on Tuesday and were mobbed as they waited in line," according to Alastair Himmer of REUTERS. Picking up a small size coffee, Cech asked his teammate: "Do y ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, United Kingdom, Japan

12/06/12
FIFA'S Goal-Line Technology Goes Live

FIFA will use goal-line technology "for the first time in Japan this week," according to Alastair Himmer of REUTERS. The technology will be employed in Thursday's Club World Cup opener between J-League club Sanfrecce Hiroshima and ASB Premiership club Auckland City as football's governing body "fina ...

Tags: International Football, Japan

11/26/12
Red Bull Extends Infiniti Partnership

F1 team Red Bull Racing has agreed to a four-year extension of its partnership with Japanese car brand Infiniti, which first began in March '11. The increased agreement will see Infiniti become title partner from '13, meaning the Red Bull Racing's team name will become Infiniti Red Bull Racing from ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom, Japan

11/20/12
Tokyo 2020 Signs On New Partner

Tokyo 2020 announced Japan's largest security services group ALSOK, officially known as SOHGO Security Services, as its eighth bid partner. ALSOK already partners with Japanese Olympians Saori Yoshida, Kaori Icho and Riki Nakaya. ALSOK will play an active role in Tokyo 2020's campaign over the next ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan

11/16/12
Japan's National Stadium Plans Unveiled

Tokyo 2020 announced U.K. architect Zaha Hadid from Zaha Hadid Architects was selected as the winner of the design contest to update and remodel Tokyo's Kasumigaoka National Stadium. If Tokyo is selected as host of the 2020 Olympic Games, the new Kasumigaoka National Stadium would host the Opening a ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan, United Kingdom

11/05/12
Sumo Struggling To Recruit Young People

A dearth of new recruits "is thinning the ranks of sumo wrestlers, threatening the future of the celebrated but scandal-plagued ancient Japanese sport," according to Mure Dickie of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The Japan Sumo Association said that "only 56 hefty young trainees" have applied to join sumo stab ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan

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