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Korean fan surprised to receive present from baseball’s Yu Darvish after Twitter request

Sometimes when you want something, all you’ve got to do is ask.

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Japanese Olympics table tennis player has uncanny flair for mimicking anime characters on court

The champion player shows off champion poses that set off a trending hashtag on Twitter in Japan.

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Funny gag video suggests China is dominating Olympic diving because of magic powers

That’s one way to make sure you make the smallest splash possible when you hit the water.

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Cute cats from Japan show their love for competitors at the Olympic games

If you’re an athlete who runs from side to side or jumps up and down, these cute cats will love you, regardless of where you’re from!

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Chinese swimmer wins gold in adorableness【Video】

Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui has won herself plenty of new fans from around the globe with her delightfully candid interview at the Rio Olympics.

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French Olympic announcer in hot water for calling Japanese gymnasts “little Pikachus”

Broadcasting Standards Association, I choose you!!!

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Tokyo Olympics is looking for volunteers, may have a hard time finding them

You don’t get many chances to be a part of sports history, and judging by the standards for volunteers set by the The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, this isn’t one either.

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Here’s why you’ll never want to hit a hole-in-one in Japan

Japan may be the only country in the world that insures golfers in the event they hit a hole-in-one during a round of golf.

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Kendo mask chopstick rests bring samurai spirit to any meal

Now you can practice your master swordsmanship skills with chopsticks and a miniature ceramic opponent.

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The women’s wrestling league in Japan is way more intense than WWE

If you thought the WWE was intense, you haven’t witnessed Stardom, the professional women’s wrestling league in Japan.

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Fighting duo displays some real girl power with impressive dodging and spear work 【Video】

Those kicks were fast as lightning! In fact it was a little bit frightening…

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Talented Japanese sixth graders pull off mind-blowing jump-rope routine【Video】

It’s a performance that’s almost too cool for school!

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Video explores fencing strikes and rules, looks super badass 【Video】

Dentsu Lab and Japanese fencing master Yuki Ota team up to bring you this dreamlike (and totally badass) video of two fencers in combat, enhanced with practical and digital effects.

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Modern concerto fuses classical music and ping-pong for an epic performance【Video】

If you were someone who could never decide between music or sports in school, this crazy oncerto might be right up your alley.

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Champion sumo wrestler show off his amazingly efficient autograph production line 【Video】

As a sumo wrestler, it takes speed and precision to succeed in the ring, and to keep your fans supplied with autographs.

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Bizarre butt-centric “water sports” manga set to get anime adaptation

Anime just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

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Bikini-clad Sailor Moon cosplayer hits the slopes for sexy snowboarding fun times【Video】

Because what else would you do in a Sailor Moon bikini?

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Adidas collaborates with singer Rita Ora to create geisha-inspired collection

The range even includes a couple of sporty kimono.

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Why are the Los Angeles Dodgers wearing the caps from Nagoya’s professional baseball team?

Is the storied L.A. franchise ripping off the uniform of the Japanese club, or is this just a case of “What goes around comes around?”

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Combat math – Professional sumo wrestler’s throw follows the golden ratio

The golden ratio has been seen in mathematics, architecture, music, natural phenomena…and now sumo wrestling.

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