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43 articles published


Dragon Ball fighting game vaults Bandai Namco onto esports stage

Business Aug 23, 2018

Dragon Ball fighting game vaults Bandai Namco onto esports stage

Here comes a new challenger to the esports arena. Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. broke the all-time Twitch streaming record for the biggest fighting game tourney this year with "Dragon Ball FighterZ" (or DBFZ for short), trouncing long-standing favorites such as Capcom Co.'s "Street Fighter" or ...

Business Aug 23, 2018

Australia bans Huawei, ZTE from working on 5G networks

Australia banned China's Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. from supplying next-generation wireless equipment to the nation's telecom operators, the latest blow in an escalating global battle over network security. The government Thursday gave carriers new security guidance for fifth-generation mobile technology and warned that ...

Haruomi Hosono: 'I never tried to be a pioneer'

Music Aug 23, 2018

Haruomi Hosono: 'I never tried to be a pioneer'

by Paul Fisher

Haruomi Hosono is widely regarded as one of the most important figures of Japanese popular music over the past 50 years. The grandson of the only Japanese passenger and survivor aboard the Titanic, he was born in Tokyo in 1947. From the end of the ...

Japan whips China to reach Asian Games softball final

More Sports Aug 23, 2018

Japan whips China to reach Asian Games softball final

Japan blew out China 5-0 in its semifinal of the women's softball at the Asian Games on Thursday, moving a victory from clinching its fifth consecutive title. Saki Yamazaki ignited Japan's offense in the first inning with an RBI double and Yu Yamamoto's two-run homer ...

One Championship makes big plans for Japan

More Sports Aug 23, 2018

One Championship makes big plans for Japan

by Jason Coskrey

No one will ever accuse Chatri Sityodtong, the chairman of martial arts organization ONE Championship, of shying away from a fight. The half-Japanese Sityodtong has a grand vision for his promotion, a vision that includes ONE spreading the gospel of Asian martial arts around the ...

Koseki, Seto, Sakai capture second golds

More Sports / Swimming Aug 23, 2018

Koseki, Seto, Sakai capture second golds

Reigning world silver medalist Yasuhiro Koseki and Olympic bronze medalist Daiya Seto each collected their second gold medals on Wednesday as Japan won four events on the fourth day of Asian Games swimming. Koseki, who won silver in the 200 breaststroke at the 2017 worlds, ...

Japan runs past Hong Kong

Basketball Aug 23, 2018

Japan runs past Hong Kong

The Japan men's basketball team was back in action at the Asian Games on Wednesday, earning an 88-82 victory over Hong Kong, in its first game since the Japanese Olympic Committee announced it had kicked out four players for rule violations. Players among the remaining ...