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Tokyo acts to stop corporal punishment after boy hangs himself

Under the proposed law, to be debated during the upcoming session of the Diet, corporal punishment by a teacher will be considered a form of bullying and schools will be required to report serious cases to their local governments.

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 7:06am

Short Sport, February 3, 2013

The Japanese Olympic Committee says it will investigate the alleged abuse of elite female judo competitors by former national coach Ryuji Sonoda, and broaden the investigation to other sports. 

3 Feb 2013 - 4:00am

Judoka Uchishiba sentenced to 5 years in prison

Two-time Olympic judo champion Masato Uchishiba was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for raping a female member of a university judo club in 2011.

1 Feb 2013 - 1:07pm

Talk the talk and fly the flag, but check which one

The two guys stacking bottles of water in the corner shop were conversing in Sinhalese. One guy was complaining about some girl called Lalitha to his friend. Being from Sri Lanka, it was easy for me to understand and eavesdrop, albeit inadvertently.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Law makes all the right moves

Watching local singer and film star Nicholas Tse Ting-fung's martial arts action on TV proved to be the inspiration for a new judo champion. 'I thought the judo athletes looked really cool. That was the reason why I started doing the sport seven years ago,' said 18-year-old Law Wing-kin.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

All mixed up in the ring

For mixed martial arts stars like Adrian Pang, the more pressure there is the better.

Chinese Australian Pang and mainlander Zhao Zilong jetted into Hong Kong recently to meet the press ahead of a big MMA tournament to be held in the city on January 11.

Both men gave exclusive interviews and shared their fighting secrets with Young Post Junior Reporters.

17 Dec 2009 - 12:00am


Judo is a martial art that originated in Japan. It is one of the official Olympic events.

Judo includes a variety of rolls, falls, throws, hold-downs, chokes, joint-locks and strikes. But the main focus is on nage waza (throwing) and ne waza (groundwork).

12 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

No 33: Tong Wen

Name: Tong Wen

Date of birth: February 1, 1983 in Tianjin

Career highlights: Winner, women's +78kg class at 2003, 2005 and 2007 world championships

Main rival: Tsukada Maki (Japan)

30 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Ex-PM's debt paid in anniversary honour

A debt of gratitude brought former Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone to the 40th anniversary celebrations of Hong Kong's leading Japanese judo club.

With a delegation of Japanese politicians in tow, the 88-year-old retired Liberal Democrat statesman, who led Japan from 1982 to 1987, dropped by the Hong Kong Judo Kan on his way to an Asian summit in Moscow.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

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Try to be an angel

Recently, my schoolmate said something awful to me, and I felt very angry about it.

For a while I couldn't stop thinking about it, and I hated my schoolmate. Did she know how unhappy she made me?

Then, I thought about why I cared so much - it was just a few words and a small frustration

in life.

7 Mar 2006 - 12:00am