Seven other ramen restaurants have closed in the area since March.
For Jack Tarrant's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan's three-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka has inspired a new manga character to appear in an issue of Nakayoshi magazine next month, the publishers announced on Nov. 29. Osaka, who is the world's highest paid female athlete, is a fan of both manga and ...
Negative tests next week could allow the reigning Olympic champion to participate in a planned four-nation meet at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on Nov. 8.
A chartered flight will bring a team of six Americans to Japan for next month's four-nation event, a major test of anti-COVID countermeasures ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
The pair have impressed the local population and have earned a place supporting the island nation's team.
A Human Rights Watch report has found child athletes in Japan often suffer physical and verbal abuse and sometimes sexual abuse during training.
The two-time Grand Slam champion has been vocal in her support of the protests against racial injustice that are happening around the world.
The New Zealand-born back rower became a symbol of the multicultural squad that achieved Japan's first-ever quarterfinal appearance at the tournament last fall.
For the thousands of Muslim athletes, officials and supporters arriving in Tokyo for the Olympic Games later this year, it may be a struggle for them to find an appropriate place to pray. The answer might just be found roaming the streets of the capital ...
March 11, 2011, is a date that will stick long in the memory of former All Black Pita Alatini, and not just because it was his birthday and he was in Japan. Alatini, who played for the Kamaishi Seawaves rugby club, was finishing up a ...