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Oriental Land plans $2.3 billion expansion for Tokyo DisneySea

Jun 15, 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 ...

Nara to nix royalties for use of Sento-kun mascot

Jun 15, 2018

Nara to nix royalties for use of Sento-kun mascot

The Nara Prefectural Government said Wednesday that it will make the use of its official mascot free of charge from August. The local government, which currently collects a fee of 3 percent of expected sales for the use of Sento-kun, hopes that the new measure ...

Jun 15, 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.

Gorillaz to premiere new album at Tokyo show

Jun 15, 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 ...

Actor Sylvester Stallone under probe for sexual assault

Jun 15, 2018

Actor Sylvester Stallone under probe for sexual assault

U.S. prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported last year, a spokesman said Wednesday. "A case was presented today by the Santa Monica Police Department regarding Sylvester Stallone," Greg Risling, ...

Samurai Blue conduct first training session in Kazan

/ Jun 15, 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

/ Jun 15, 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 ...

Spain fires Julen Lopetegui in shocker, brings in Fernando Hierro

Jun 15, 2018

Spain fires Julen Lopetegui in shocker, brings in Fernando Hierro

With only two days to go before Spain's opening match at the World Cup, Julen Lopetegui was fired as national team coach after accepting a job to lead Real Madrid next season. Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales, who made the announcement on Wednesday in ...

Hall of Famer, Olympian Anne Donovan dies at 56

Jun 15, 2018

Hall of Famer, Olympian Anne Donovan dies at 56

Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56. Following her amateur days, Donovan played in Japan with the ...

Andrew Luck throws at camp, will be ready for season

/ Jun 15, 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 ...

Roger Federer battles to victory in Stuttgart

/ Jun 15, 2018

Roger Federer battles to victory in Stuttgart

Roger Federer was made to battle after a losing first set as the Swiss star made his long-awaited return to tennis on Wednesday with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Mischa Zverev at the Mercedes Cup. The world No. 2 shook off the rust against ...