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Oriental Land plans $2.3 billion expansion for Tokyo DisneySea

Business Jun 14, 2018

Oriental Land plans $2.3 billion expansion for Tokyo DisneySea

The operator of Tokyo DisneySea is investing ¥250 billion ($2.3 billion) in its biggest expansion in almost two decades as Walt Disney Co. continues to upgrade its theme parks in Asia. Oriental Land Co., which is licensed to operate the Tokyo resort, will expand the ...

Osaka makes final pitch to host 2025 World Expo

National Jun 14, 2018

Osaka makes final pitch to host 2025 World Expo

by Eric Johnston

Osaka made its final pitch Wednesday in Paris to host the 2025 World Expo, emphasizing the Kansai region's history as a center of Nobel-prize winning scientific research and telling expo delegates that the central government is willing to spend ¥24 billion to ensure 100 ...

Editorials Jun 14, 2018

Move forward on the abduction issue

The government needs to devise a strategy for Japan to explore a settlement of the abductions issue while being proactively involved in the efforts to denuclearize North Korea.

Application open for young leaders' U.S. trip

General Jun 14, 2018

Application open for young leaders' U.S. trip

Georgetown University, Amway Japan and The Japan Times are now seeking participants for the 12th Georgetown University Leadership Program (GULP), to take place from Oct. 14 to 21. Applicants should be involved in politics, policymaking or journalism. The application deadline is July 27. To apply, ...

Gorillaz to premiere new album at Tokyo show

Music Jun 14, 2018

Gorillaz to premiere new album at Tokyo show

by Oscar Boyd

Gorillaz, the self-proclaimed "world's most successful virtual act," will grace Tokyo with a pair of concerts next week that will include the world premiere of new album "The Now Now," which comes out June 29. The brainchild of Blur frontman Damon Albarn and artist Jamie ...

Samurai Blue conduct first training session in Kazan

Soccer / World Cup Jun 14, 2018

Samurai Blue conduct first training session in Kazan

The Japan national team held its first training session at its World Cup camp in Russia on Thursday. Coach Akira Nishino and the 23-man squad arrived the previous night by charter flight after wrapping up their pre-World Cup camp in Innsbruck, Austria. Kazan is roughly ...

Swallows rally past Lions in ninth

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 14, 2018

Swallows rally past Lions in ninth

Yuhei Takai's two-out RBI single off Lions closer Tatsushi Masuda lifted the Tokyo Yakult Swallows to a 6-4 come-from-behind win over Seibu on Thursday. A loss to the Lions would have trimmed the Swallows' interleague lead to a game, and that possibility was looming until ...

Andrew Luck throws at camp, will be ready for season

More Sports / Football Jun 14, 2018

Andrew Luck throws at camp, will be ready for season

For the first time since last October, Andrew Luck was seen throwing regulation-size footballs at the Indianapolis Colts' mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, and he is expected to be without limitations entering training camp. The Colts' Twitter account posted video of Luck dropping back and throwing ...