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World hockey turns down Malaysia and India automatic Olympic places

World hockey chiefs will turn down the Asian Hockey Federation's request that the silver medallists from the Asian Games be awarded Tokyo 2020 berths. The...

Japan women show ‘Roadrunner’ hockey aggression on path to Tokyo Olympics

Japan coach Anthony Farry is aiming to get full-time status for his squad ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics; a green light for their...

Japan’s Cherry Blossoms beat Australia to Four Nations hockey title

By The Hockey Paper Japan's memorable 2018 continued in fine style on Sunday as they won the Four Nations Final with another higher-ranking upset, this...

Japan stun Malaysia to take Asian Games hockey men’s gold

By Richard Bright In a stunning comeback, Japan men won their first Asian Games hockey gold to match the achievements of the women's side, as both...

Japan women take Asian Games hockey gold with India win

By The Hockey Paper Japan women have won their first Asian Games gold medal courtesy of a 2-1 win over India in Jakarta. Goals from Minami...

Hockey World Cup: Secret to Japan women’s success? Scaring each other

Video recorder in hand, a Japanese hockey player hides behind a hotel doorway and menacingly jumps out in front of their foreign coach. Thankfully, this...

Team GB Hockey in historical hands for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

News reaches In the D that the British Olympic Association have signed training venue contracts with three sports facilities in Japan, as part of...