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Sota Fujii, 16, becomes youngest shogi player to reach 100 wins

National Dec 13, 2018

Sota Fujii, 16, becomes youngest shogi player to reach 100 wins

Sixteen-year-old shogi prodigy Sota Fujii secured his 100th official match victory Wednesday, becoming the youngest professional player of the Japanese board game to reach the milestone in addition to doing so at the fastest pace in history. Fujii has taken the shogi world by storm ...

Anime in 2018 saw serious cash but no surprise hits

TV Dec 13, 2018

Anime in 2018 saw serious cash but no surprise hits

by Matt Schley

What do a 24-year-old child detective, a group of seriously laid-back campers and anthropomorphic blood cells have in common? 2018, that's what. "Anime is a medium, not a genre" is a common refrain, and in a field as diverse as Japan's animation industry, it can ...

Yuzuru Hanyu to miss nationals for third consecutive year

Figure Skating Dec 13, 2018

Yuzuru Hanyu to miss nationals for third consecutive year

Yuzuru Hanyu will miss the upcoming national championships in Osaka due to a right ankle injury, the Japan Skating Federation announced Thursday. It will be Hanyu's third consecutive year missing nationals after pulling out last year with a similar injury and withdrawing in 2017 with ...