Sep 9, 2013

Chinese state media mocked for Olympics host city gaffe

Chinese Internet users Sunday mocked state media for mistakenly reporting Istanbul would host the 2020 Olympic Games, the latest in a series of gaffes by the government-backed press. The official Xinhua News Agency reported that Istanbul had won, while state television ran a headline ...

Japan women spikers book spot in FIVB World Championships

Sep 7, 2013

Japan women spikers book spot in FIVB World Championships

The Japan women volleyball’s team secured its spot in next year’s FIVB Women’s World Championships in Italy with a win over Australia on Saturday in Asian qualifying. Japan, which won the bronze medal in last year’s London Olympics and is ranked third in the ...

Determined Japan eases past Guatemala

Sep 6, 2013

Determined Japan eases past Guatemala

CSKA Moscow star Keisuke Honda was on target as Japan got back on the winning track with a comfortable 3-0 win over Guatemala in a friendly in Osaka on Friday night. Honda came off the bench to head Japan into a 50th-minute lead and ...

Japan men, women spikers earn victories in Asian qualifying

Sep 5, 2013

Japan men, women spikers earn victories in Asian qualifying

The Japan men’s volleyball team defeated Qatar in straight sets on Thursday in its opening match at the Asian qualifying round for the FIVB World Championships, while Japan’s women improved to 2-0 Tatsuya Fukuzawa was the match’s top scorer, netting 12 points as the ...

Serbia spikers' size proves problematic for Japan at net

Aug 30, 2013

Serbia spikers' size proves problematic for Japan at net

The Serbia volleyball squad defeated Japan 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-19) on the third day of the FIVB Women’s World Grand Prix Finals at Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center on Friday Serbia improved to 2-1 for six points and moved up to third in the standings. ...

Aug 30, 2013

Japan, U.S. plan joint disaster drill

The Japanese and the United States forces plan to conduct a joint relief drill on Shikoku in October to prepare for the possibility of a massive earthquake, Japanese defense officials said. The drill will take place in Kochi Prefecture to prepare for the dreaded ...

Aug 27, 2013

Reducing food loss

More than 30 Japanese food companies, wholesalers and convenient store chains are testing a way to reduce "food loss" caused by strict obeisance to expiration dates.