Australia claims women's rugby sevens crown over New Zealand

Aug 9, 2016

Australia claims women's rugby sevens crown over New Zealand

The first Olympic rugby gold medal in 92 years has gone to a group of Australian women that includes a mechanic, an elite former sprinter and a 21-year-old newcomer who has traveled around Rio de Janeiro carrying an inflatable kangaroo. Australia absorbed an expected ...

'King Kohei' already looking to Tokyo 2020

Aug 9, 2016

'King Kohei' already looking to Tokyo 2020

“King Kohei” Uchimura had just won team gold, but the Japanese star was already plotting the title defense at his home Olympics in Tokyo 2020. The 27-year-old looked more exhausted than elated as he walked off the floor after sealing Japan’s first Olympic team ...

Japan women down Brazil for second win

Aug 9, 2016

Japan women down Brazil for second win

Japan went a long way to ensuring it would get a Rio 2016 women’s basketball quarterfinal place by beating Brazil to notch its second straight win on Monday. Paced by Ramu Tokashiki and her 23-point, nine-rebound, three-block effort, Japan broke the back of the ...

Halloween in Japan 2014

Oct 31, 2014

Halloween in Japan 2014

Halloween in Japan is a relatively new holiday, especially when it comes to adults. Real trick or treating for kids will probably never catch on, but the act of dressing up — be it cute or creepy — has caught on in a big ...

Jan 27, 2014

Alcohol dependency in Japan

A major problem in Japan, where an estimated 6.45 million people have alcohol-related problems, is the lack of social recognition that alcohol dependency is an illness.

Jan 26, 2014

Tokyo, Washington agree to stay course on sealing TPP

Japan and the United States have agreed to continue to work closely on speedily concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks, trade minister Toshimitsu Motegi said after meeting Saturday with the U.S. trade chief on the fringes of the World Economic Forum in Davos, ...