Nathan Shiga

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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