Mao Asada fans, older sister express shock over retirement

Apr 11, 2017

Mao Asada fans, older sister express shock over retirement

Fans across the nation expressed shock Monday night after hearing beloved figure skater Mao Asada, the 26-year-old long-time face of Japanese figure skating, was retiring as a competitor. “I’ll never forget how she won a silver medal in the (2010) Vancouver Olympics,” said 19-year-old ...

Feb 23, 2017

Dig up all the 'amakudari' dirt

Revelations of "amakudari" at the education ministry underline the need for all ministries and agencies to undergo strict investigations to root out the practice across the government.