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Circumstances different for Japan in World Cup this time

...British Columbia - Four years ago when Japan's players hoisted the Women's World...Leading up to the victory in Germany, Japan had been deeply scarred by the deadly earthquake...players were welcomed home as heroes.Japan had won the nation's first-ever title...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-03/circumstances-differ
US women eye payback against Japan

...That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women's World Cup title match...managed to score against the Americans.Japan, ranked No. 4 in the world, has won...moment that we are going to the final," Japan coach Norio Sasaki said. "But I would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-04/us-women-eye-payback
Overtime

...SwimmingJapanese champ will miss worldsWorld champion Kosuke Hagino, of Japan, will not compete at the swimming worlds after breaking his...the national team's training camp in France.He returned to Japan on Thursday, when his injury was diagnosed."It's very...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-03/overtime
Smear merchants

...free under that flag ? from slaves to Europeans to Koreans and more? Even vanquished World War II-era enemies Germany and Japan are better off for having seen that flag coming; they were freed from their own tyranny, and have done incredibly well in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-03/smear-merchants
Chile tops Argentina in penalty kicks to claim Copa America title

...World Cup appearances.England's victory over the top-ranked Germans came after a gut-wrenching 2-1 semifinal loss to Japan that was decided on an own goal on Wednesday.Germany dropped to 18-1-2 against England. FIFA INVESTIGATION: CONMEBOL...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-04/chile-tops-argentina
Record numbers of women, adults tuning in for Women's World Cup

...One very intriguing number is yet to be determined: How many Americans watch Sunday's final between the United States and Japan.The U.S. men's group stage match against Portugal in last year's World Cup <0x2014> which started at 5...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-03/record-numbers-women
England's own goal sends Japan back to Women's World Cup final

...during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women's...The decisive goal Wednesday came when Japan's Nahomi Kawasumi drove up the right...2011 championship game in Germany, when Japan won on penalty kicks after a 2-2 draw...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-01/englands-own-goal-se
Japan takes on upstart England in World Cup semifinals

...1-0-2 in their past three meetings against Japan. And that includes a 2-0 win in the...in World Cup play:OHNO IN EDMONTON: Japan forward Shinobu Ohno was reminded that she...his daughter Chihiro. The two live in Japan.AIR MILES: England has certainly seen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-06-30/japan-takes-upstart-england-world
Women's World Cup expansion showed sport's lack of depth

...the third-place match between Germany and England on Saturday in Edmonton, and the title game between the United States and Japan on Sunday at Vancouver's BC Place.The global attention on the World Cup could give national federations incentive to invest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-02/womens-world-cup-expansion-showed
Toyota, Nissan, Honda back hydrogen stations for fuel cells

...cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a hydrogen society...viable option. Only 23 have opened in Japan so far, with hundreds more being planned...technology is expected to lower costs.Japan is trying to get ahead of the rest of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-01/toyota-nissan-honda-back-h