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Mayweather to face Japan kickboxer Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr said Monday he will come out of retirement to fight a Japanese kickboxer half his age, Tenshin Nasukawa, on New Year’s Eve in Saitama. The 41-year-old unbeaten American, who captured world titles in five different weight divisions and was considered …

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Japan condom makers hope for 2020 Olympic lift

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Japanese condom makers are ramping up preparations ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, seeing a golden opportunity to showcase their world-record ultra-thin products. For years, hundreds of thousands of condoms have been distributed for free to competitors at Olympic Games in a bid to encourage …

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Japan coach eyes Colombia ‘revenge’ after World Cup draw

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic promised to avenge his side’s humiliating 4-1 thrashing by Colombia at the 2014 World Cup following Friday’s draw for next summer’s finals in Russia. The firebrand Franco-Bosnian admitted “it could have been worse” after the Blue Samurai were drawn alongside the …

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