Archive List

June 8, 2017 at 12:45 am

Mid-teen Harimoto Trounced Mizutani in a Miraculous Upset

Trust me, this is the biggest upset that'll go down forever in the history of Japan's table tennis.

June 6, 2017 at 11:56 pm

Chiba to Apply for GSSP: Chibanian?

Here's a bit academic terminology for you to chew on - Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point, or GSSP in short, meaning a certain stratigraphic section that defines the lower boundary of a stage on the geologic time scale.

June 4, 2017 at 9:40 pm

A Mammoth Cave Road Under Construction in Heart of Tokyo

Tokyo is undergoing right now an ambitious reconstruction eyeing the year of the Tokyo Olympics -2020.

June 1, 2017 at 1:13 am

Go-Karts on Public Roads!?

You know those tiny, bump-free vehicles you see in amusement parks - the one kids have fun driving? Go-carts, as they are called here in Japan, are now driving out of the parks into open roads downtown Tokyo.

May 28, 2017 at 8:58 pm

Shinjuku's Tourist Info Station Drawing Over 100 Thousand Visitors

Here's a valuable info for foreign tourists on a visit of Japan - perhaps this might help some of you currently touring Tokyo.

May 26, 2017 at 12:56 am

Japanese Film "HIKARI (RADIANCE)" Nominated at Cannes Film Festival

The French international film festival in Cannes nominated a Japanese film to contend for the Palme d'Or amid a round of applause, May 23.

May 23, 2017 at 9:48 pm

The Phoniest Split Decision Ever in WBA Boxing

There have been not a few queer decisions in the modern history of professional boxing but none queerer than the world championship bout between Ryota Murata of Japan and the Frenchman Hassan N'Dam at Ariake Coliseum, May 20 night.

May 22, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Tourbillion Pokemon of Romain Jerome Worth $258,000

Believe you me, a Pokemon product worth 260 thousand dollars is now marketed by the Swiss watch maker Romain Jerome in the form of a classy Tourbillion model after Pokemon.

May 21, 2017 at 10:13 pm

Hayao Miyazaki Says That Again: "I'm not Quitting."

The legendary anime creator of "Spirited Away", "My Neighbor Totoro", etc., Hayao Miyazaki says he is again taking back his retirement pledge made four years ago and already making what he calls "his ultimate animated feature film", Studio Ghibli bared May 19.

May 18, 2017 at 9:54 pm

Princess Mako to Wed ICU Classmate

A delightful news flashed across the nation yesterday as the first daughter of Thier Highnesses Fumihito and Kiko of Akishinonomiya, Princess Mako, has found her husband in the person of the commoner Mr. Kei Komuro of Yokohama - ex-classmate at International Christian University.

May 17, 2017 at 11:47 pm

Photolike Painting Booming in Japan

A school of super realism in painting is fast finding a unique world of its own here in Japan as even artists in their 30's attract 40 prospective buyers to every work they exhibit.

May 16, 2017 at 11:39 pm

1-Meter+ Alligator Gar Caught in Hyogo

Heard of alligator gar? They are the largest species in the gar family and perhaps the largest predatory freshwater fishes in North America.

May 16, 2017 at 4:09 am

How about a Templetel for Lodging in Japan?

Believe or not, many a foreign tourist turns to a Buddhist temple in preference to city hotels for lodging. Umm?

May 15, 2017 at 1:41 am

Carnation, Carnation, Carnation....

Mother's Day 4 days away, the carnation farmers across the nation are busy shipping the symbolic flower out for the occasion.

May 11, 2017 at 11:32 pm

Moon Probe "Hakuto" to Challenge 5oom+ Lunar Run

This follows up the earlier episode on Japan's challenge to the world's maiden race on the lunar surface engineered by Google.

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