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Helping foreign residents learn Japanese

Editorials Jun 27, 2019

Helping foreign residents learn Japanese

The enactment of a new law that spells out the government's responsibility to ensure adequate Japanese language education for residents from overseas is a step forward. Policy actions and funding to back it up must now follow.

Experience tropical paradise in heart of Osaka

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jun 27, 2019

Experience tropical paradise in heart of Osaka

The summer sunset, natural turf grass and a smorgasbord of Hawaiian barbecue — talk about paradise. The Hyatt Regency Osaka is happy to present its Bayside Barbecue Hawaiian Beer Garden, on offer from July 1 to Sept. 23. Hosted on the hotel's ninth-floor open-air garden ...

Test events for 2020 Games begin in full swing

Olympics Jun 27, 2019

Test events for 2020 Games begin in full swing

The test events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics started in full swing on Thursday as the Pentathlon World Cup Final opened as the games' first official dress rehearsal of the year. The four-day modern pentathlon competition opened at Tokyo's Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, ...

Thomas Bach says IOC ready to talk 2030 bid with Sapporo

Olympics Jun 27, 2019

Thomas Bach says IOC ready to talk 2030 bid with Sapporo

Changes to the Olympic election process announced by the IOC on Wednesday are likely to impact Sapporo's prospective 2030 Winter Games bid. Speaking at a news conference on the final day of the three-day IOC Session, IOC President Thomas Bach said his organization is willing ...

Rookie Rui Hachimura to wear No. 8 for Wizards

Basketball / NBA Jun 27, 2019

Rookie Rui Hachimura to wear No. 8 for Wizards

Rookie Rui Hachimura will wear No. 8 for the Washington Wizards, the NBA team said Wednesday. The Wizards made the announcement on their official Twitter account, posting a photo of the 21-year-old forward wearing a jersey bearing the number along with his name. Written in Japanese, ...