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<I>Mikan</I> wagyu burger in western Japan catches eye of tourists

Food & Drink Dec 12, 2018

Mikan wagyu burger in western Japan catches eye of tourists

A local hamburger in Wakayama Prefecture is catching the eye of tourists for its surprisingly good taste and visual impact — mouth-watering wagyu spare ribs sandwiched with a mikan (mandarin orange or tangerine) between the buns. The locally sourced Kumanogyu and mikan burger was created ...

In 2018, art came via many anniversaries in Japan

Art Dec 12, 2018

In 2018, art came via many anniversaries in Japan

by John L. Tran

This year saw a lot of anniversaries in Japan. It was 1868 when Crown Prince Mutsuhito became the Emperor Meiji, the official policy of national isolation ended and the country was set on a course to become a modern industrialized nation-state. This birthday seems ...

Keisuke Honda named Player of Month in Australia's A-League

Soccer Dec 12, 2018

Keisuke Honda named Player of Month in Australia's A-League

Keisuke Honda on Wednesday received Player of the Month honors in Australia's A-League after making an instant impact for his new club Melbourne Victory. Player representative body Professional Footballers Australia gave the October/November award to Honda, who has racked up four goals and three assists ...

Media-savvy One Championship attracting fighters

More Sports Dec 12, 2018

Media-savvy One Championship attracting fighters

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Martial arts promotion One Championship is perhaps one of the most rapidly-growing sports properties in the world and hopes one day to become the biggest sports property on the planet past the NFL. In order to achieve the lofty goal, the Singapore-based promotion has its ...

English teams edge Italians to advance in Champions League

Soccer Dec 12, 2018

English teams edge Italians to advance in Champions League

It ended England 2, Italy 0 on a tense night of decisive Champions League group games on Tuesday. Liverpool advanced to the round of 16 by beating Napoli 1-0, though it relied on a stoppage-time save by goalkeeper Alisson Becker. Tottenham is also in Monday's ...

Japan to send full-strength senior side to Copa America

Soccer Dec 12, 2018

Japan to send full-strength senior side to Copa America

Japan will send a full-strength senior squad to next June's Copa America in Brazil, the Japan Football Association said Tuesday. The JFA initially considered sending an under-23 squad in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Games, but Samurai Blue head coach Hajime Moriyasu, who also manages ...