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  • Wrestler Yoshida Saori announces retirement

    January 9, 2019 @ 3:48 am

    Three-time Olympic wrestling champion Yoshida Saori (36) has announced her retirement.  Yoshida wrote on her Instagram and Twitter, "Thank you for always supporting Yoshida Saori. At this time, I have made the decision to put an end to my 33-year wrestling career. It is all thanks to everyone's support that I have been able to do my best as an active wrestler all these years. Thank you very much, everyone." She will be holding a press confe

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  • DEEN appears at sales event for 20th anniversary album

    March 15, 2013 @ 9:23 pm

    On March 14, three-member band DEEN appeared at a sales event for their 20th anniversary best-of album DEENAGE MEMORY at Gate City Osaki in Tokyo. They unveiled 4 songs in front of the 1000 people in attendance, including Hitomi Sorasanai de. In addition, female Gold medal winning wrestler Yoshida Saori (30), who appeared in their music video Kotoba de Tsutaetakute, also cheered them on. As the event was held on White Day, Yoshida

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  • Winners of 'VOGUE JAPAN Women of the Year 2012' attend award ceremony

    November 26, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    On November 26th, the winners of 'VOGUE JAPAN Women of the Year 2012' attended an award ceremony in Tokyo. The winners of the 8th awards included Maeda Atsuko, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Gouriki Ayame, Akiyoshi Toshiko, Icho Kaori, Ono Machiko, Kiyokawa Asami, Yamazaki Mari, Yuki Saori, and Yoshida Saori. The award ceremony was held on an special stage outdoors in the rain. Despite the cold weather, Maeda smiled as she said, "As one human being

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  • Japan Twitter Trends for August 2012!

    September 10, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    Every month, BIGLOBE releases a list of the top Twitter trends in Japan. Now that August has come to an end, theyve compiled their data and revealed their rankings for the month. With the Olympics in full swing, it's no surprise that sports and athletes were at the top of the rankings in August. (If you want to go back in time and compare what trended in the past, you can check out Julys ranking here.) == [Word Ranking] [Most

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  • NEWS' Masuda Takahisa gives a hug to the gold medalist Yoshida Saori

    August 28, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    NEWS member Masuda Takahisa will be fulfilling his promise with wrestler, Olympic gold medalist Yoshida Saori on the August 29th broadcast of NTV's music program, '1ban Song SHOW'. Yoshida requested a hug from Masuda on the July 25th broadcast of the show when he promised, "I'll grant your wish if you win a gold medal." The filming for the upcoming episode was held recently, and itwas carried out as a surprise for Yoshida, who claims to

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  • 5 top athletes to appear in Asahi Beer's new CM

    February 24, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

    On the 24th, Asahi Beer showed off the new CM for their beer "Asahi Ichiban Mugi", which will go on sale beginning on March 1st. The CM is slated to air on TV on February 25th and the CM uses 5 top athletes to emphasize "ichiban" (number one). The athletes featured in the CM include; figure skating gold medalist Arakawa Shizuka, boxing WBC world fly-weight champion Naito Daisuke, wrestling gold medalist Yoshida Saori, hammer throw gold med

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