Japanese manga goods store opens in Bangkok

Feb 6, 2016

Japanese manga goods store opens in Bangkok

An estimated 400 customers lined up in Bangkok for the opening Saturday of the first Thai branch of animate, a Japanese manga and animation goods store that features limited items, accessories and other products related to popular comic books and anime shows. The 560-square-meter ...

Feb 5, 2016

Japan advances to Fed Cup zone playoff final

Japan reached the promotion playoff final of the Asia-Oceania zone in the Fed Cup on Friday with a 2-1 win over Thailand. Japan fell behind the host nation after Eri Hozumi lost 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 to Bunyawi Thamchaiwat, but Nao Hibino tied it up ...

Thais treat lucky 'child angel' dolls like pets

Jan 30, 2016

Thais treat lucky 'child angel' dolls like pets

Mix one part superstition, two parts fashion, a dab of celebrity idolatry and a heap of media frenzy, and what do you get? The “child angel” dolls, the latest craze in Thailand. They occupy a niche somewhere between Buddhist amulets, which are beloved by ...

Japan routs Thailand to advance to Asian Under-23 quarterfinals

Jan 17, 2016

Japan routs Thailand to advance to Asian Under-23 quarterfinals

Japan swept aside Thailand 4-0 on Saturday to secure a spot in the quarterfinals of the Asian Under-23 Championship, the continent’s final qualifying competition for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Albirex Niigata forward Musashi Suzuki fired Japan in front midway through the first ...

Fossils of unknown dinosaur found in Thailand

Jan 15, 2016

Fossils of unknown dinosaur found in Thailand

Fossils of a dinosaur discovered in Thailand from layers of earth dating back some 120 million years have been found to be those of an unknown species of iguanodon, a Japanese university said Friday. The new dinosaur, believed to be 6 meters tall, has ...