Company aiming to clear space junk wins funding

Mar 1, 2016

Company aiming to clear space junk wins funding

A company that aims to clean junk from space has secured up to $30 million (¥3.39 billion) in public-private funding and plans to launch the world’s first debris-mapping satellite later this year. Singapore-based Astroscale, which last year opened a development center in Tokyo, on ...

Sunwolves fall short in opener

Feb 27, 2016

Sunwolves fall short in opener

The Sunwolves proved they can hold their own in Super Rugby but failed to win their competition debut in a 26-13 defeat to South Africa’s Lions on Saturday. The Tokyo-based Sunwolves went into their first-ever match in the Southern Hemisphere’s premier club tournament with ...

Gamba, Reds seeking revenge on Sanfrecce

Feb 26, 2016

Gamba, Reds seeking revenge on Sanfrecce

The following is the second of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine highest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA Last season: champions There could be no doubting Sanfrecce’s worth as champions last ...

Ardija looking to keep rising

Feb 25, 2016

Ardija looking to keep rising

The following is the first of a two-part preview for the upcoming J. League season. Team-by-team previews of the nine lowest-ranking teams competing in the first division are listed. KASHIWA REYSOL Last season: 10th Kashiwa was mediocrity personified on the way to a midtable ...

J. League champions Sanfrecce looking to defy odds again

Feb 24, 2016

J. League champions Sanfrecce looking to defy odds again

Sanfrecce Hiroshima manager Hajime Moriyasu admits that even he wasn’t convinced his team would win the J. League title last season, but that doesn’t mean he is ruling out further success in 2016. Sanfrecce beat Gamba Osaka in a two-legged championship playoff to lift ...

Olympic hopefuls aim to shine in J. League

Feb 23, 2016

Olympic hopefuls aim to shine in J. League

The Rio Olympics are just over five months away, but with the new J. League season about to begin, Japan’s soccer medal hopefuls have no time to sit back and dream of glory in Brazil. Japan booked its ticket to the 16-team men’s tournament ...

Nanami preaches caution in Jubilo's return to top flight

Feb 22, 2016

Nanami preaches caution in Jubilo's return to top flight

Jubilo Iwata might be back among the J. League elite, but manager Hiroshi Nanami is not expecting instant miracles. Three-time champions Jubilo booked their return to the first division after a two-year absence last season, scoring in injury time to beat Oita Trinita 2-1 ...

Sanfrecce keep hold on Gamba

Feb 20, 2016

Sanfrecce keep hold on Gamba

J. League champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima picked up from where they left off last year with a 3-1 win over Gamba Osaka in the season curtain-raising Fuji Xerox Super Cup on Saturday. Sanfrecce beat Gamba in a two-legged playoff to claim the league title last ...

FC Tokyo crushes Chonburi FC, advances to ACL group stage

Feb 9, 2016

FC Tokyo crushes Chonburi FC, advances to ACL group stage

FC Tokyo cruised into the group stage of this season’s Asian Champions League with a 9-0 playoff thrashing of Thailand’s Chonburi FC on Tuesday night. An early Chonburi own goal and strikes from Takuma Abe and Keigo Higashi gave Tokyo a three-goal halftime lead ...