Toho captures final high school championship of Heisei Era

Baseball Apr 3, 2019

Toho captures final high school championship of Heisei Era

Toho, the Aichi Prefecture school that won the National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament held in the first year of the Heisei Era 30 years ago, won the spring final on Wednesday in the last tournament of the current era. Toho beat Narashino, of Chiba ...

Funassyi mascot shop changing the image of character goods

National Dec 14, 2015

Funassyi mascot shop changing the image of character goods

A merchandise store for Japan's popular "pear fairy" mascot Funassyi is overturning the image of character goods being childish and proving a hit with female customers. Funassyiland Select Harajuku, a permanent merchandise store featuring the unofficial mascot of the city of Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, opened ...