Scotland were sent crashing out of the 2019 Rugby World Cup as hosts Japan won a thrilling Pool A clash to book their place in the quarter-finals in Yokohama.
Reigning champions Japan are set to begin their title defence against Chinese Taipei as the 2019 Asian Baseball Championship begins in Taichung tomorrow, with the finalists being guaranteed a place at the final 2020 Olympic Qualifying tournament in March.
Tennis ace Naomi Osaka is to confirm her Japanese citizenship in order to represent the host nation at next year's Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
World Rugby has cancelled two Rugby World Cup fixtures this weekend, as Japan prepares to be hit by a violent typhoon.
Russia successfully defended their International Basketball Federation 3x3 Under-23 World Cup title with a 21-11 victory against Ukraine in Lanzhou.
Only one 3x3 team from Japan will automatically secure a place at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo after the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) confirmed the qualification criteria.
In a bad-tempered Pool C clash at Tokyo Stadium, England became the first team to make the quarter-finals at the Japan Rugby World Cup, defeating Argentina 39-10.
Japan claimed a three-point victory over China to clinch their fourth consecutive International Basketball Federation Women's Asia Cup title in Bangalore.
China set up a gold-medal clash with defending champions Japan at the International Basketball Association (FIBA) Asia Cup in Bangalore.
China edged out Australia with a one-point victory to progress to the semi-finals of the International Basketball Federation Women's Asia Cup in Bangalore.
An agreement has been signed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Japanese Government to continue the country's support for the regional umbrella organisation in Asia.
Defending champions Japan eased to victory over Chinese Taipei to continue their strong start to the International Basketball Federation Women's Asia Cup in India.
Fiji coach John McKee hopes their Rugby World Cup match in Kamaishi will mark an important moment in the city's recovery from the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
Japan collected five gold medals as the Karate 1-Series A competition in Santiago concluded with finals day.