Japan’s gold medal rush in women’s wrestling

Kaori Icho won in the 58-kilogram category. She’s the first woman to win 4 consecutive Olympic titles in a singles event.

In the 48-kilogram category, 22-year-old Eri Tosaka took her first Olympic gold medal.

Sara Dosho won in the 69-kilogram category. She is also taking part in the Olympics for the first time.

Three more women’s wrestling finals will be held on Thursday.

On the 13th day of the Rio Olympics, Japan won 3 gold medals in women’s wrestling. (NHK)

Japan’s Kaori Icho became the first female wrestler to win four consecutive Olympic gold medals Wednesday as she defeated Russia’s Valeriia Koblova Zholobova in the women’s 58-kilogram freestyle final at the Rio Olympics.

A tropical storm has made landfall on Japan’s northern prefecture of Hokkaido. (NHK)

The estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan in July rose 19.7 percent from a year earlier to a new monthly record of 2,296,500, outstripping the previous single-month all-time high set in April, the Japan Tourism Agency said Wednesday. (Kyodo)

The Japanese pole vaulter who appeared to knock off the bar with his penis in qualifying is refusing to blame his manhood for the incident. (stuff.co.nz)

Japanese financial firms risk falling behind on the world stage as efforts to adopt blockchain technology that promises to save billions of dollars in backroom processing and revolutionize the finance industry are hamstrung by a dearth of specialists. (Reuters)

For the past six years, 47-year-old single mother Kasumi Endo has lived a double life. (Japan Times)

Japan’s weather agency on Wednesday warned of mudslides, high winds and waves ahead of the possible landfall of Typhoon Chanthu on the northernmost main island of Hokkaido later in the day. (Japan Today)

Three people were killed and two others injured in a head-on collision between two vehicles in a tunnel in Kawakami, Nara Prefecture, on Tuesday afternoon, police said. (Japan Today)

A resident in his 40s in Hokkaido has died of tick-borne encephalitis, the prefectural government said Tuesday. (Japan Times)

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