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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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Madrid Guanatees Hotel Rooms For '20 Bid

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Japanese Skaters To Compete In China

Japanese figure skaters will take part in the Cup of China this week as planned, "despite fears of simmering anti-Japan sentiment in the host country," according to the AFP. Japan Skating Federation President Seiko Hashimoto said, "The Chinese skating federation, wishing to host as many internationa ...

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McLaren-Honda Comeback In '14

If F1's proposed new engine regulations are not scrapped at the eleventh hour, the chances of a Honda comeback with McLaren seem very good," according to Mario Fritzsche of MOTORSPORT-TOTAL.com. McLaren and Honda have a very successful F1 history. The two companies worked together between '88-92. Du ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom, Japan

Japan Baseball Prodigy Eying U.S.

Japanese baseball officials are "concerned about a potential exodus of premier talent" to the MLB after high school pitching prospect Shohei Otani revealed his decision Sunday to forgo a career at home in favor of playing in the U.S., according to KYODO. Nippon Professional Baseball Yomiuri Giants P ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Japan, North America

Japan To Host Women's Football Tourney

Japan will host the inaugural Int'l Women's Club Championship in November, with "ambitions of eventually turning it into a worldwide FIFA-sanctioned event," according to KYODO. The tournament will be a straight knockout format, with the first games scheduled for Nov. 22 at Urawa Komaba Stadium. The ...

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Japanese Drink Signs On With ManU

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom, Japan

Racing Series Sign Cooperation Contract

The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) and the Japanese Super GT have "signed a cooperation contract" that allows new manufacturers to enter the two racing series, according to the DPA. The new cooperation contract, which starts in '14 and runs through '17, allows Japanese brands Honda, Nissan an ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe, Japan

Honda Could Return To F1 in '14

Honda "could make an F1 comeback in '14," according to AUTO BILD. Honda Research & Development CEO Yoshiharu Yamamoto said that he "would welcome an F1 return." Yamamoto said, "It is true that we watch the races and hope to return at some point." Although Yamamoto does not believe in an immediat ...

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MLB Launches Mobile Game

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Political Dispute Pulls Japan From Sevens

Japan has pulled out of the second leg of the Asian Sevens Series in Shanghai "amid a worsening political crisis over disputed islands with China," according to Sudipto Ganguly of REUTERS. The Japan Rugby Football Union has decided against making the weekend trip to Shanghai. Coach Tomohiro Segawa s ...

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