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February 15, 2017 at 8:49 am

Mitsuko Uchida Won Her Second Grammy

Japan's legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida, 68, won her second Grammy Award for her co-performance album of Schumann's Liederkreis, etc. with Dorothea Roschmann at the 59th Grammy Awards awarding ceremony in Los Angeles, February 12.

February 13, 2017 at 9:06 pm

A 15-Year-Old Japanese Maiden Reigns in International Ballet Competition

Young Japanese shine abroad lately like a table tennis prodigy Miu Hirano who won the World Women's TT Championships in Philadelphia in October last year as the youngest ever to win the competition.

February 13, 2017 at 3:25 am

Malaysia's LCC Air Asia X to Launch Direct Regular Flights Osaka-Honolulu Effective June

Osaka is about to link direct to Honolulu for the first time by LCC in June, it was disclosed at press interview, February 10.

February 8, 2017 at 11:48 pm

Keytruda and Opdivo to Vie Head On in Japan

The Ministry of Welfare disclosed February 8 at the meeting of the Central Social Insurance Medical Council the market price of Keytruda, a cancer drug developed by the US pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co. at 39,099 yen per day or 14 million yen per year.

February 8, 2017 at 12:18 am

Governor Koike to Run 64 Candidates for Working Majority

A major assembly election slated this summer for the Tokyo Metropolitan government, Governor Yuriko Koike is looking for a working majority in the 127-seat assembly by deploying 64 of her party mates in all 42 constituencies.

February 6, 2017 at 11:23 pm

Two Japanese Awarded in Prix de Lausanne

It was in three years in a row that Japanese contestants won in Prix de Lausanne, the best known of gateways to success for ballet dancers in age brackets of 15-18.

February 6, 2017 at 12:01 am

Oniwa-soto, Fukuwa-uchi! : Bean-Throwing Ritual

February 3 features a unique ritual in Japan: parched beans are thrown to drive evils away and invite good fortune in.

February 3, 2017 at 12:04 am

World's First Cross-Transplant with iPS Cells Kicks Off

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare approved at its review committee February 1 the world's first clinical research for the treatment of Macular degeneration, grave eye disease, using iPS cells provided by Prof, Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University.

February 2, 2017 at 1:09 am

Takanashi, Good to Have You Back!

After a momentary but painful interlude, Japan's queen of ski jumping is back again to the center of the honor's platform at the 12th jump at the Women's World Cup in Romania, January 29.

January 31, 2017 at 11:05 pm

A 19-Year-Old Japanese Collegiate Marks New World Record in 200-M Breaststroke

Japan is known to excel in breaststroke and here's another evidence why so.

January 30, 2017 at 11:15 pm

Rare Jomon Clayware Unearthed in Okinawa

In the town of Chantancho, Okinawa, a rare piece of clayware of the Jomon Era (14000 BC - several centuries BC) was unearthed - the kind that has been found hitherto only in Aomori, the northernmost mainland region.

January 29, 2017 at 9:23 pm

Yokozuna Kisenosato Pledges to Wrestle Worthy of Title

This is a follow-up my previous episode on Kisenosato, Ozeki then and Yokozuna today, as the Japan Sumo Association officially notified Kisenosato its final decision to have him promoted to the highest rank of Yokozuna or Grand Champion, January 25.

January 25, 2017 at 10:45 pm

Ozeki Kisenosato Promoted to 72nd Yokozuna

Sumo fans have long been anxious to see a native Japanese rikishi made Yokozuna, the highest rank in Sumo, hopefully in the person of Champion Kisenosato who has attempted and failed so often due to hard luck and his own mental instability.

January 24, 2017 at 9:38 pm

13-Year-0ld Table Tennis Prodigy Nominated to Join Team Japan in World Championships in May

Tomokazu Harimoto, a 13-year-old table tennis prodigy from Sendai, Japan, is picked to join Japan's men's team to challenge the world championships in Germany this May.

January 22, 2017 at 10:43 pm

Tokyo Governor Koike Implies Change in Position on Polluted Soil Issue

Tokyo is to have moved its fish market in Tsukiji to a new site in Toyosu back in November last year, but the project is being postponed due to a series of mishaps - notably the issue of soil pollution on the site of the new market.

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