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I Have To Be An Ace With Whom Nobody Can Disagree In Terms Of Competence – (Part 2-2)

Interview with Tomokazu Harimoto There are several turning points for athletes, where they are forced to make big choices in their individual athletic lives. There are many cases the choice made at that time can often drastically change their playing careers; either entering further education or being employed? Playing either inside the native country or abroad? […]

JUN MIZUTANI DISCUSSES OLYMPICS, HARIMOTO, ITO, AND MORE

(Courtesy of: Sportiva) (Interview/text by Sato KazuyoshiTakashi Sano – photo by Sano Takashi) Reina Sumi asks Jun Mizutani about the Tokyo Olympics. The unique doubles with Koki Niwa “feels like watching a completely different competition” Reina Sumi Serialization: “Talk Garden” 9th Guest: Jun Mizutani (Professional table tennis player) A serialization project by free announcer Reina […]

Hungarian Open Recap: Harimoto’s First 2020 Win

Hungarian Open Recap:  Harimoto’s First 2020 Win (by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) Budapest was host this week to the 2020 ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open.  The Chinese team was not present, but with Tomakazu Harimoto (World No. 5), Hugo Calderano (World No. 7), Dimitrij Ovtcharov (World No. 11) as the top three seeds, this was […]

Bulgaria Open Recap: Harimoto’s First Win of 2019

(by Steve Hopkins/Photo by ITTF) The 2019 ITTF World Tour, ASAREL Bulgaria Open was played this week in Panagyurishte.  This was a good week for Butterfly player Tomokazu Harimoto.  Japan’s 16-year-old phenom entered the tournament as the top seed and did not disappoint.  He spread out three lost games over the four matches leading to […]

Japan Open: Harimoto on Top

(By Steve Hopkins) Japan Open: Harimoto on Top      At 14 years old, Japan’s sensational junior Tomakazu Harimoto has had his share of growing pains.  He has been brilliant at some points and very average at other points – but he has continued to improve and he has shown more and more consistency on […]

Tomakazu Harimoto at the WTTC 2017

(Courtesy of ITTF) Tomakazu Harimoto at the WTTC 2017 – SHAKES UP THE WORLD With attributes like ‘prodigy’ and ‘exceptional talent’, Tomokazu Harimoto, who turned 13 years old at the end of June, has been showered with superlatives in Japan and has attracted the highest expectations. Since his first year in primary school, he won […]

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