/ May 15, 2017

Toyota-led group invests in development of flying car

Toyota Motor Corp. and 14 affiliates plan to spend ¥42.5 million over three years to support a flying car development team that includes young engineers from the leading automaker, according to informed sources. Currently, the group of young engineers from the automotive and aviation ...

Ikee seeking medal, win over rival

/ May 10, 2017

Ikee seeking medal, win over rival

Having become the first woman to win five titles at the national championships at the tender age of 16, Rikako Ikee has her sights set on more hardware and another 16-year-old at the world championships in Budapest in July. Ikee, who competed in seven ...

Fujioka building big reputation

Apr 26, 2017

Fujioka building big reputation

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She is big, strong, tough, smart, and can do everything. Youngster Manami Fujioka could be the next floor leader and star guard for the Japan women’s national basketball team. It’s only been one year since she graduated from the University of Tsukuba, but Fujioka ...

Ulan Bator mayor proposes sister city ties with Tokyo by 2020

Apr 19, 2017

Ulan Bator mayor proposes sister city ties with Tokyo by 2020

The mayor of Mongolia’s capital said Wednesday that Ulan Bator is seeking to forge a sister city agreement with Tokyo by 2020 and expand bilateral ties through tourism, culture and sports. “I conveyed our wish to establish a sister city agreement with Tokyo and ...

Apr 17, 2017

Japan's sports bodies seeking home advantage at Tokyo 2020

Japan’s sports governing bodies visited planned venue sites for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics on Monday, with some calling for optimizing home advantages for the host country’s athletes. In the first such inspection to check the state of preparations for the sporting event, representatives ...