Tag - bulgaria



Kimia Alizadeh (left) fled Iran in 2020 and will compete for Bulgaria at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
May 17, 2024
Kimia Alizadeh targets Olympic gold with Bulgaria after fleeing Iran
Alizadeh left her country in 2020 and competed for the Refugee Olympic Team at the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2022
Russia halts gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria
Poland confirmed that supplies had been cut, while Bulgaria said it would find out soon. Both accused Russian energy firm Gazprom of breaching longstanding supply contracts.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2019
Tomokazu Harimoto wins Bulgaria Open for first title of season
Tomokazu Harimoto defeated China's Zhao Zihao in the men's final of the Bulgaria Open on Sunday, claiming his first title on the ITTF World Tour this season.
Japan Times
Aug 2, 2018
A Bulgarian love story: Athletes tied the knot at 1964 Tokyo Games in grand style
The morning before the closing ceremony of the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, two young Bulgarian athletes waited nervously in the athletes village in Yoyogi Park.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jul 30, 2018
Japanese make strong showing at Varna ballet contest with one second-place finish and three in third
Japan's Haruto Goto won second prize Sunday at an international ballet competition in Bulgaria considered to be the "Ballet Olympiad," while three other Japanese dancers took third place in their divisions.
Japan Times
Jan 17, 2018
Japan-EU trade agreement is about freedom
The Japan-EU FTA sends a powerful sign that U.S. retrenchment on trade will not see the democratic world abandoning the open, rules-based trading system.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 7, 2017
Scientists hope to show humankind originated in Mediterranean
A team of excavators in Bulgaria has resumed a search for fossils of an ape-like creature that may be the oldest-known direct ancestor of man and whose discovery has challenged the central hypothesis that humankind originated in Africa.
Japan Times
May 26, 2017
Journeyman midfielder Kato grateful for surprise call-up
Kohei Kato vowed to show his worth to coach Vahid Halilhodzic after the Bulgarian-based midfielder received a surprise call-up to Japan's 25-man squad ahead of a friendly against Syria and 2018 World Cup qualifier away to Iraq.
Apr 1, 2017
Ex-ozeki Kotooshu opens own stable
Former Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu established his new own stable on Saturday, making him sumo's first European-born stablemaster.
Mar 2, 2017
Kotooshu to establish own stable
Former Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu will leave the Sadogatake stable and establish his own stable in April, a Japan Sumo Association source said Wednesday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 11, 2016
Tiny bead from Bulgaria may be world's oldest gold artifact
It may be just a tiny gold bead — 4 mm (1/8 inch) in diameter — but it is an enormous discovery for Bulgarian archaeologists who say they have found Europe's — and probably the world's — oldest gold artifact.
Jun 7, 2016
Eriksen hat trick sparks Denmark in rout of Bulgaria
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen scored a second-half hat trick as Denmark thrashed Bulgaria 4-0 to take third place at the four-nation Kirin Cup on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jun 3, 2016
Japan's Kagawa, Yoshida notch braces in rout of Bulgaria
Japan erupted for four first-half goals including a brace by Shinji Kagawa to slaughter Bulgaria 7-2 in the Kirin Cup on Friday.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2016
Okazaki inspired by Leicester City teammate Vardy's scoring prowess
Shinji Okazaki made his 100th appearance for Japan in March, and now he's chasing his 50th international goal, which the Leicester City forward is two shy of.
Japan Times
Dec 30, 2013
Once Tories' answer to EU fears, enlargement is now their problem
With the U.K. Independence Party breathing down the Tories' necks, EU enlargement is no longer the British government's answer in Europe, but its No. 1 problem.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 29, 2013
British fears of migrant influx mirrored in Sofia
There are no anti-immigrant militia forces roaming the streets of Britain, but Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev sees clear parallels with the U.K. — indeed, in states across Europe — and he is deeply worried.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 29, 2013
Britons ready to welcome arrivals from Bulgaria, Romania, with caveats
Romanians and Bulgarians coming to the U.K. on New Year's Day will be welcomed by more than two-thirds of Britons if they integrate and work hard, a new poll suggests ahead of restrictions on them being lifted.
Japan Times
Aug 17, 2013
Bulgaria spikers sweep Japan in FIVB World Grand Prix
Bulgaria handed Japan its first defeat of the 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix, edging the hosts 25-23, 25-23, 31-29 at Sendai City Gymnasium on Friday.
Japan Times
May 31, 2013
Japan stumbles in loss to Bulgaria
Japan lost back-to-back games for the first time under Alberto Zaccheroni as the Asian champion was beaten 2-0 by Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifying tuneup on Thursday evening.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals