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Japan Sending 25 to the World Championships in Kazan

The Japanese Swimming Federation has announced a team of 25 athletes who they will be sending to the World Championships in Kazan…

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Seto & Hagino Tear Up World Rankings On Day 4 of 2015 Japanese Trials

Japan’s Daiya Seto clocked the globe’s first sub-1:55 200m butterfly so far this year – 1:54.63 for the #1 time in the world rankings.

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National 50 free record for 19-year-old Miki Uchida at Japan’s Intercollegiate Championships

Miki Uchida was the star of Japan’s Intercollegiate Championships today, breaking a national record in the 50 free that was nearly as old as she is.

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2014 Pan Pacific Championships Preview – Men’s butterfly – Phelps comeback heads 100, tough Japanese crew leads 200

Can Michael Phelps further lower his world-leading time in the 100 fly, and will he be able to find his fastest swimming in the final, something he struggled with at U.S. Nationals?

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Japan more than doubles Pan Pacs/Asian Games rosters after Japan Open

25 more swimmers jumped onto the Pan Pacs team after the Japan Open, while 17 more made the Asian Games roster.

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Hoshi Goes 2:06 in 200 Fly, Makino Breaks Junior National Record in 200 IM at Japan Open.

For the first time so far, three days deep into the 2014 Japan Open, there were no senior National Records…

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Hagino Breaks Two Japanese Records; Women Start Slow But Finish Strong on Day 3 of Japanese Nationals

As more Japanese veterans fail to qualify for Pan Pacs, it’s unquestionable who the country’s star swimmers is: Kosuke Hagino.

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