Japanese child athletes are routinely subjected to physical, sexual and verbal abuse from their coaches, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch.
Fewer than one in four Japanese people are in favour of holding the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics as currently scheduled next year, a survey has found.
The manager of Japan's men's baseball team has had his contract extended to cover the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Japan Para Badminton Federation (JPBF) chairman Kazumi Hirano has conceded that some of the country's players were not in good condition when they returned to training following coronavirus restrictions.
The World Curling Federation (WCF) has announced Wakkanai in Japan as the hosts of the 2020 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships.
Japanese teqball rising star Sugawara Kanae is aiming to become world champion in the sport to encourage women across her home nation to participate in the future.
Japanese Para-badminton player Daiki Kajiwara has admitted he may struggle to stay motivated for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after the event was postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan’s London 2012 Olympic bronze medallist Risa Shinnabe has announced her retirement from volleyball at the age of 29.
Japan has dropped out of the race to host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, leaving the joint bid from Australia and New Zealand poised to be successful.
Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) season will begin tomorrow with new rules and restrictions, following a three-month delay because of COVID-19.
Kenki Fukuoka, one of the stars of Japan's run to the quarter-finals of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, has abandoned his plans to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari has paid tribute to former administrator Masatake Matsuda of Japan following his death at the age of 84.
Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) appears set to begin its season on June 19, almost three months to the day when it was supposed to start.
Japan's Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura has said the coronavirus state of emergency will be lifted in Tokyo tomorrow, with 14 new COVID-19 cases reported in the Japanese capital today.
Two Japanese karatekas are set to be forced to rebook their places at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the World Karate Federation (WKF) revised its qualification process for the Games.