Nathan Shiga

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.

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.

April 9, 2017 at 11:20 pm

Yamato Dancing on a Hot Plate

Yamato? Not the legendary battleship but a leading mover - Yamato Transport Co. The company is reportedly in a fix over how to handle fast-increasing home-delivery cargo.

April 8, 2017 at 2:37 am

Mitsubishi Electric to Invest 11 Billion to Beef Up Competitiveness in Satellite Business

Mitsubishi's Kamakura Seisakusho Co. is building a new satellite production plant to boost its capacity in that department, reported Mitsubishi Electric, April 7.

April 6, 2017 at 12:42 am

Ramen IPPUDO Challenging a 7.4-Billion-Men Market

Japan's Ramen is rapidly invading overseas markets with a total of 97 firms operating in various parts of the world.

April 5, 2017 at 12:12 am

AI Shogi PONANZA Trounced Top Professional Titleholder in 71 Moves

After Go comes Shogi, Japanese chess, as Grandmaster Amahiko Sato suffered a humiliating loss in 71 moves to AI Shogi PONANZA in the first of the scheduled two games in the Denou Sen - a PC vs. human shogi head-on match.

April 4, 2017 at 1:43 am

Social Awareness Poll Marked Record Highest Since 2008

The Japanese people are content with the social environment, on the whole, disclosed the recent public opinion poll on social awareness compiled by the Cabinet Office, April 1.

April 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm

Grand Sumo Marked a Solid Surplus of 640 million Yen Last Year

Grand Sumo or professional sumo-wrestling is Japan's national sport dating back to the 17th century in the Yedo Period.

March 30, 2017 at 4:41 am

Kindai University Library to House 22,000 Manga Titles

Like it or not, the manga is getting to be a near dominant part of Japanese culture for sure, as a local but major university library is now to house over 20,000 titles of manga to help invigorate books-shy students.

March 29, 2017 at 4:45 am

Yokozuna Kisenosato Won in Rare Upset in Spring Sumo Tourney

The new-crowned Yokozuna (Grand Champion) Kisenosato came from behind to win the Spring Sumo Tournament by beating the front-running Ozeki (Champion) Terunofuji twice in a row.

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