Belief powers Kei Nishikori bid for US Open final return
Belief powers Kei Nishikori bid for US Open final return

Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori, last year`s US Open runner-up, makes another bid to become the first Asian man to win a Grand Slam singles title starting Monday.

Japan star Yoshinori Muto hoping not to trip up in Bundesliga
Japan star Yoshinori Muto hoping not to trip up in Bundesliga

Yoshinori Muto, the Bundesliga`s latest Japanese import, is hoping to make his debut in Germany`s top flight on Saturday -- even if the length of defenders` legs is something new.

Japanese teen Kanako Watanabe wins world breaststroke gold
Japanese teen Kanako Watanabe wins world breaststroke gold

Japanese teenager Kanako Watanabe won the women`s 200m breaststroke gold at the world swimming championships on Friday to claim her second medal in Kazan.

Kei Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury
Kei Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Injury-plagued Japanese star Kei Nishikori limped out of Wimbledon on Wednesday as top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams targeted quickfire wins to escape temperatures soaring to a brutal 34 degrees.

Kei Nishikori eases into Halle quarter-finals
Kei Nishikori eases into Halle quarter-finals

Second seed Kei Nishikori eased into the last eight of the Halle Open on Thursday, beating serve and volleyer Dustin Brown 7-5 6-1 to set up a clash with Poland`s Jerzy Janowicz.

Swimming: Japanese swimmer convicted of Asiad theft

A South Korean court Thursday found disgraced Japanese swimmer Naoya Tomita guilty of stealing a journalist`s camera at the Asian Games last year.

Compensation win for Japanese teachers forced to sing anthem

A Japanese court has awarded millions of dollars in compensation to a group of teachers who were punished for refusing to sing the country`s anthem, the group said Tuesday as it condemned nationalism in education.

Japan`s Yusuke Suzuki shatters walking world record
Japan`s Yusuke Suzuki shatters walking world record

Yusuke Suzuki smashed the week-old 20 kilometre race walk world record by 26 seconds on Sunday at the Asian Race Walking Championships in his home town of Nomi, central Japan.

Japanese teen Yoshihito Nishioka reaches Delray quarter-finals
Japanese teen Yoshihito Nishioka reaches Delray quarter-finals

Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka booked his first ATP quarter-final on Thursday with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Marinko Matosevic at Delray Beach.

Defending champ Kei Nishikori into Memphis last eight
Defending champ Kei Nishikori into Memphis last eight

Two-time defending champion Kei Nishikori rallied to get past US qualifier Ryan Harrison on Wednesday to book his quarter-final spot at the ATP Memphis Open.

Post IS killings, Japan team withdraw from Middle East tournaments
Post IS killings, Japan team withdraw from Middle East tournaments

The killing of two Japanese nationals by Islamic State in Syria has prompted the Japanese Table Tennis Association to withdraw from tournaments in Kuwait and Qatar.

Star Yuzuru Hanyu out for six weeks after surgery
Star Yuzuru Hanyu out for six weeks after surgery

Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu will remain off the ice for six weeks after going through a surgery for abdominal pain, Japanese media said Wednesday.

Thousands gather to protest secrecy law in Japan

About 1,600 people gathered in Tokyo and around 700 in Nagoya Saturday to protest against Japan`s controversial secrecy law which was enacted a year ago.

Mario Balotelli charged over `racist` post
Mario Balotelli charged over `racist` post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli was charged by the Football Association on Friday for re-posting a message on Instagram that contained racist and anti-Semitic references.

Andhra CM plans to introduce Japanese language course in a varsity

Andhra Pradesh government is planning to introduce Japanese in one of the universities as Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu woos large scale investments from Asia's second largest economy.

North Korea halts UN charm offensive over human rights record

A rare diplomatic charm offensive by North Korea appears to be over after it failed to halt a European and Japanese push for the United Nations General Assembly to support referring the hermit state to the International Criminal Court over allegations of human rights abuses. 

Milos Raonic beats Tomas Berdych to enter Paris Masters final
Milos Raonic beats Tomas Berdych to enter Paris Masters final

Milos Raonic reached the final of the Paris Masters on Saturday with a bruising 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win over Tomas Berdych.

Japanese Yuichi Sugita lifts Pune ATP Challenger title
Japanese Yuichi Sugita lifts Pune ATP Challenger title

Japanese Yuichi Sugita lifted the singles title at the ATP Challenger tournament after scoring a close 6-7(1) 6-4 6-4 win Spaniard Adrain Melendez-Maceiras in the summit clash, here on Sunday.

Powerful typhoon churns towards Japan

Powerful Typhoon Vongfong churned towards Japan on Saturday, injuring at least a dozen people as it pounded the southern Okinawan islands with ferocious winds and driving rain.

Kei Nishikori reaches Malaysian Open final
Kei Nishikori reaches Malaysian Open final

 Top seed Kei Nishikori fought to beat Finland`s Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday to make it into his first Malaysian Open final.