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Japan bowed out of its Rugby World Cup yesterday (Sunday) by setting yet more broadcast records, while New Zealand telco Spark said its under-fire service worked efficiently throughout quarter-final weekend

International Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parsons revealed that a record number of 390,000 Japanese residents took part in the first Paralympic ticket lottery for Tokyo 2020, more than three…

City Football Group (CFG), which owns English Premier League champion Manchester City, has signed up Cisco as the official technology partner of the group

The International Olympic Committee has announced plans to move marathon and race walking events at the 2020 summer Olympics 800km north to Sapporo amid ongoing concerns over the weather conditions expected…

In the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis, Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organisers are considering starting competitions before their respective opening ceremonies should bad weather be forecast

The Washington Wizards are continuing their outreach into Japan following the arrival of Japanese draft pick Rui Hachimura by naming NEC Corporation as the NBA team's first international partner

Japan’s thrilling 28-21 victory over Scotland in the Rugby World Cup on Sunday has become the most-watched live event in the country this year as the ongoing tournament continues to set records in its h…

Japan's Rugby Football Union wants to move quickly ahead with plans for a new domestic league that would attract international stars, to capitalise on the excitement created by the national team's World…

Olympics 'TOP' partner Toyota is supplying 20 autonomous vehicles to move athletes and staff around the Olympic and Paralympic villages at Tokyo 2020

The Philippines, Indonesia and Japan have taken over from China hosting duties for the 2023 Fiba World Cup

The best rugby players on the planet are heading to Japan for the first Asian Rugby World Cup, but what impact will it have on the fan and player base across the continent – and the game’s commercial prospects? SportBusiness Asia editor Kelvin Tan reports.

The 2019 World Judo Championships in Tokyo will not only be the showcase event of the year in the sport; it will also provide a perfect launchpad for athletes, officials and fans ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.

IMG Licensing says it has secured contracts with 25 Japanese licensees and 21 global licensees for this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. Ben Cronin reports.

Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten has launched a new streaming service to showcase its coverage of the NBA basketball league in the country

Japan's heroic win over Samoa on Saturday at the 2019 Rugby World Cup recorded the country's biggest-ever single-market broadcast audience. The game earned a local record peak TV audience of 46

The number of security staff at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is likely to fall considerably short of the required amount, leading to organisers to reach out to Japan's Self-Defence Forces for help

Australian commercial broadcaster Network Ten attracted a national audience of 576,000 viewers for Australia’s narrow 29-25 defeat to Wales at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

The World Baseball and Softball Confederation have added Korean e-commerce leader Interpark in a ticketing and sponsorship agreement

The organising committee of the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo has moved to cancel around ¥180m (€1.5m/$1.7m

The IAAF has extended sponsorship deals with Japanese electronics company TDK Corporation and Italian sports equipment supplier Mondo

The World Rally Championship has announced that Japan, Kenya and New Zealand will return to its calendar in 2020, replacing events in Australia, Corsica and Spain

The Washington Wizards are looking to leverage the arrival of Japanese draft pick Rui Hachimura by hiring the franchise's first Japanese digital correspondent, who will spearhead the National Basketball …

World Rugby and the IMG agency have announced that the 2019 Rugby World Cup is set to break records for the tournament’s licensing programme, as the event prepares to commence in Japan tomorrow (Friday).

Golf stars Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama will compete in a new competition in Japan in October that is being organised and broadcast live around the world by GolfTV

World Rugby has revealed that more than 96 per cent of tickets have been sold for this year’s Rugby World Cup ahead of the start of the tournament in Japan on Friday.

Sony Pictures Networks India has acquired the exclusive media rights in the Indian subcontinent for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

The International Olympic Committee has agreed a new partnership with Chinese textile company Hengyuanxiang Group (HYX) spanning the next two editions of the Olympic Games

Basketball officials from the Philippines, Indonesia and Japan officially took over from China the hosting duties for the 2023 Fiba World Cup at a half-time ceremony at Sunday's 2019 Fiba World Cup final…

The new central board of basketball's world governing body Fiba had the first meeting of its 2019-2023 term in Beijing on Saturday, with various appointments being made to complete its composition

Seiko Hashimoto, a female Japanese lawmaker and former Olympian, has been appointed the country's new Olympics minister in a cabinet reshuffle by prime minister Shinzo Abe

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games has confirmed it will trial the use of snow machines as the latest means to address concerns over the high heat levels expected…

Tokyo-based firm to aid league with immersive Ultra Reality Viewing video technology, sponsor MLB Network's Ballpark Cam

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced hosts for five qualification events for boxing at the 2020 summer Olympic Games, along with engaging professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers…

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has announced today (Friday) that Hiroshima in Japan will stage the inaugural edition of its Parkour World Championships from April 3-5, 2020

The Rugby World Cup organising committee released an economic benefit impact report, that indicates the event in Japan next month could bring in $4.1bn (€3.7bn) to the local economy.

The organising committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has today (Monday) finalised its selection of 30 ‘Live Site’ venues by adding one more destination to the previously announced lis…

Lawmakers from Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are set to carry out a study on how heatstroke can be prevented during next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games amid stifling temperatures in …