• Japan U20 World Cup winners 2018
    Japan’s Golden Girls: U20 World Cup win raises hopes for Tokyo 2020

    Women’s football has come a long way in Japan. The Under 20’s stunned Spainย 3-1ย to win the 2018 U20 women’s World Cup in France. Japan became the only nation to have won every World Cup availableย in the womenโ€™s game. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ#U20WWC #DareToShine #LeMomentDeBriller @jfa_nadeshiko pic.twitter.com/uNUgXZ60Z0 — #U20WWC ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทโ›ต (@FIFAWWC) August 24, 2018 Land of the rising stars

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Yuki Kawauchi of Japan competes in the Men's Marathon during day three of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 at The London Stadium on August 6, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)
    Boston Marathon champ Kawauchi breaks local 71 km record

    Remember Yuki Kawauchi? The Japanese long-distance runner was the unexpected winner of the Boston Marathon earlier this year. He beat world champion Geoffrey Kirui to do so. And he’s still an amateur โ€” he works as a high-school administrator. So what next for someone who’s just produced such a shock win? A 71 km ultra-marathon