Jul 27, 2016

JICA-run youth volunteer program wins 'Asia's Nobel Prize'

Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers has been chosen as one of the recipients of this year’s prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award, known as Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the foundation that created it said Wednesday. One of the six awardees for 2016, the government-initiated youth ...

Japan-born ballerina O'Neill wins prestigious Benois prize

May 18, 2016

Japan-born ballerina O'Neill wins prestigious Benois prize

Dancer Hannah O’Neill on Tuesday won the prestigious award for the ballerina category in the Benois de la Danse competition, becoming only the second recipient from Japan to do so. The 23-year-old O’Neill, of New Zealand and Japanese parents, is a premier dancer with ...

Mar 27, 2016

LPG exec eyes corporate awards to raise Fukushima's spirits

Over the past five years, Yuji Shinogi has led a number of projects to buoy his fellow residents in Fukushima Prefecture, which is struggling to shed the stigma from Japan’s worst nuclear power plant accident. In his latest attempt to highlight the positive side ...

Jan 15, 2016

Japan honors Hank Aaron with Order of the Rising Sun

Japan has honored former home-run king Hank Aaron with one of its highest awards on Thursday, saying he is a symbol of its close relationship with the United States and their shared love of baseball. The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with ...

Nobody fit enough for Miura award

Jun 5, 2014

Nobody fit enough for Miura award

The government is struggling to find someone worthy of the Yuichiro Miura award, named after the oldest person in the world to have climbed Mount Everest. The award was established a year ago as Japan celebrated Miura’s achievement at the impressive age of 80. ...