Archive List

May 11, 2017 at 6:30 am

ASTROSCALE to Launch in 2019 on Sweep-Space Mission

There is a unique venture in Sumida, Tokyo, called Astroscale founded in 2013 with a grand mission of removing the growing number of space debris.

May 9, 2017 at 12:54 am

100-Meter Carp Flying High Up in May Sky

The Japanese celebrate Boys' Day on May 5 as they do Girls' Day on March 3.

May 7, 2017 at 9:46 pm

Keita Watanabe Wins Bouldering World Cup in Nanking

You know bouldering - the sport that originated as a method of training for mountaineering and is fast gaining popularity as it is officially adopted in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

May 6, 2017 at 12:25 am

Super Deluxe Train to Serve Quake-Stricken Northeastern Japan

Have you heard about a luxurious train Nanatsuboshi (Seven Starts) serving Kyushu, or have you already tried it?

May 2, 2017 at 12:36 am

8th World Bonsai Convention in Saitama

In case you are not familiar with Bonsai, a few lines of explanation might be due at the start.

April 27, 2017 at 1:02 am

Tokyo's Public Bath for "School for the Naked" - Um?

Yes, that's right - a school for the naked at a public bath in the heart of Tokyo. The school offers a class once every month - 460 yen per class, no entrance exam.

April 25, 2017 at 9:58 pm

Rising Shogi Prodigy Fujii Trounced Grandmaster Habu

You recall an episode last year "14-Year-Old Shogi (chess) Prodigy Outplayed 62 Years Older Veteran" (December 27, 2016) of the fast-rising Shogi (chess) prodigy who defeated an elderly master Hifumi Kato in a historic upset.

April 25, 2017 at 10:15 am

LEGO "Babel Tower" Built by Tokyo University Lego Geek

An attractive exhibition is ongoing in Ueno, Tokyo, "Collection of museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Bruegel's "The Tower of Babel" and Great 1th Century Masters, April 18 through July 2.

April 23, 2017 at 9:30 pm

Marin Minamiya, the Youngest Grand Slam Explorer at 20

A solid line drive over the centerfielder into the grandstand will make a grand slam in baseball; so will a clean sweep of four major tournaments be good enough for a grand slam in tennis - but you would have to climb the highest peak in each of the seven continents and visit the magnetic north and south poles to accomplish a grand slam. What a game!

April 22, 2017 at 3:01 am

Gold Ingots Stolen in Sado - But All in Replicas!

Here's a shocking and yet amusing case of burglary - 5 kilos of gold ingots in replicas stolen at Aikawa's Folk Museum, past midnight April 17.

April 20, 2017 at 12:40 am

H.I.S. to Build Biomass Power Plant in Miyagi

H.I.S. is building a palm oil-based biomass power generation plant in Kakuda City, Miyagi, to operate with effect from July 2019, announced the company, April 16.

April 18, 2017 at 12:48 am

Japan's Population Dropping Ever Faster

The Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts, and Telecommunications disclosed April 14 that Japan's population as of October 1, 2016, stood at 126.93 million including foreign residents - a decrease of 162,000 over the preceding year 2015.

April 16, 2017 at 9:50 pm

Ping Pong Wizard Hirano Miu Did It!

The Asian Table Tennis Championships closed April 15 in Wuxi, China, Japan's women's TT champion 2017 Miu Hirano reigning in women's singles for the first time in twenty years since 1996.

April 12, 2017 at 9:19 pm

Out Goes the Fairy on Ice: Mao Asada

So, it's time for Japan's pride in women's figure skating to retire after years of brilliant performance - Mao Asada, an ever-glowing gem on ice.

April 11, 2017 at 7:39 am

Google's AlphaGo to Take Up On China's Ke Jie in May

The celebrated Chinese Go master, Ke Jie, plans to play Google's AlphaGo a set of three games at Wuzhen, Chekiang Province, late in May, announced DeepMind, April 4.

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