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Astro Boy headlines opening of 69th Sapporo Snow Festival

Feb 06, 2018

Astro Boy headlines opening of 69th Sapporo Snow Festival

The 69th Sapporo Snow Festival launched on Monday with some 200 snow and ice sculptures on display, including one of a famous manga hero. More than 2 million people are expected to attend weeklong event, which is held in three venues in Hokkaido's capital. In commemoration ...

Feb 06, 2018

Theresa May goes to China

Japan should pursue close relations with Britain, which can can be an important partner in efforts to promote a rules-based order and democracy, as Beijing plays hard to get.

Let's discuss cryptocurrencies

| Feb 06, 2018

Let's discuss cryptocurrencies

Echoing the Mt. Gox fiasco nearly four years ago, Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck disclosed Friday it had been hacked and lost about ¥58 billion ($532 million) worth of its holdings, sending clients into a panic about the fate of their virtual assets.

Makoto Hasebe plays in 250th Bundesliga game

Feb 06, 2018

Makoto Hasebe plays in 250th Bundesliga game

Japan midfielder Makoto Hasebe reached a milestone when he made his 250th appearance in the German top flight Sunday, but Eintracht Frankfurt was beaten by Augsburg 3-0 away for its first loss in 2018. Hasebe, who is in his 11th season in the Bundesliga, played ...