Nathan Shiga

February 26, 2017 at 9:24 pm

What's So Super about a Friday?

Effective from February 2017, the last Friday of the month, the Japanese are to look at Fridays from a fresh perspective - one different from another.

February 22, 2017 at 11:56 pm

Magazine "Let's Build Astro Boy" to Inaugurate April 4

Here's a really ingenious scheme to have Astro Boys built by the subscribers of a magazine that weekly delivers parts, one an issue, of a family robot in the image of Astro Boy created by the legendary master cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, it was reported February 22.

February 22, 2017 at 2:05 am

Aged Drivers Blamed for Frequent Traffic Accidents

With age come riches in experience; so do risks of all sorts - reckless driving for one. Japan is fast aging and for that reasons we find more drivers in higher age brackets causing traffic accidents costing rather many lives of innocent citizens.

February 21, 2017 at 3:40 am

Japan's Deep Sea Exploration Team "Kuroshio" to Challenge International Race

An international race in deep-sea exploration is slated for September by an American foundation, etc. competing on how swiftly to study the conditions of the ocean floor.

February 19, 2017 at 9:04 pm

Sara Takanashi Did It at Last!

Time and again we have covered Sara Takanashi and her masterful ski jumping in the world cup contests, and now at last we are here to report that she at last marked her 53rd win to top the world in both women's and men's ski jumping.

February 15, 2017 at 9:22 pm

Shogi Professional Miura 9-dan Lost First Comeback Game

Shogi is an Asian version of chess just as popular in Japan as the game of Go.

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.

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