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Japan Times
Feb 21, 2020
Six-time world champion Shu Takada has got the world on a (yo-yo) string
Six-time world champion yo-yo performer Shu Takada wants to take the yo-yo mainstream and show his tricks to the world
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 14, 2019
All-female idol group AKB48 to forgo annual popularity contest
All-female idol group AKB48 will not hold its annual popularity contest this year, which has drawn huge crowds over the past 10 years, management agency AKS said Wednesday.
Japan Times
May 30, 2018
Japan Times Bee winner advances to next level in top U.S. spelling bee
Hanna Yoshida, winner of this year's Japan Times Bee, advanced to the next oral level of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland, outside Washington on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jan 23, 2018
Japan Times launches basketball ebook giveaway for readers
The Japan Times is holding a contest for readers to win ebook copies of former Sunrockers and Brex forward Tyler Smith's new autobiography, "Called for Traveling: My Adventures Playing Pro Basketball Overseas."
Japan Times
Oct 22, 2016
Rape allegation casts harsh light on university club
Bright and vivacious young women are in great demand as TV announcers. For many in Japan, the stepping stone to a career in broadcast news has been the annual Miss Keio contest, held during the autumn festival at the nation's most prestigious private university: Keio, in Tokyo's Minato Ward.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 14, 2016
Police investigate students at Tokyo's Keio University over gang rape allegation
Police have opened an investigation into male students belonging to a group that organizes Keio University's annual beauty pageant on suspicion they raped a student in a facility in Hayama, Kanagawa Prefecture, according to sources.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2016
Prize for photo of man standing on beached whale revoked following backlash
A photo of a man posing atop a beached and seemingly dead whale won a photography award before triggering a backlash that ended with the prize being revoked, the contest's organizer said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 17, 2016
Japan's first Miss International, Ikumi Yoshimatsu, settles stalking lawsuit
Ikumi Yoshimatsu, who in 2012 became the first Japanese beauty queen to win the Miss International contest, has reached a settlement with a major talent agency executive she had sued for harassment and stalking.
Nov 30, 2015
JNTO launches video contest for non-Japanese
The Japan National Tourism Organization has announced it will hold a video contest for non-Japanese tourists and residents as part of a campaign to promote the country through foreigners' eyes.
Japan Times
Oct 10, 2014
Diplomats win kudos in annual photo contest
An arresting image of a man dressed as a superhero parking his bicycle was on Thursday named winner of the Prince Takamado Memorial Prize for the Japan Through Diplomats' Eyes 2014 photography contest.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 22, 2014
Tokyo Metro plans app contest to make subway user-friendly
Tokyo Metro Co. says it has a plan to make the complex subway system easier to use and is offering passengers free data for an app contest with a ¥1 million prize to help that happen.
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2014
AKB48's Shanghai sister group holds first popularity poll
The results of a poll to pick the 16 singers who will perform on the next single by SNH48, the Shanghai-based sister group of the hugely popular all-female pop group AKB48, were released over the weekend at an event that drew more than 3,000 fans.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2014
In a first, Japanese violinist clinches international Bach contest
A university student becomes the first Japanese to win first place in the violin category of the 19th International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition.
Japan Times
Dec 19, 2013
Preparation gives Kyoto chef a winning touch
Kenji Miura, chef at the French restaurant Beaux Sejours in the Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto, is known for his refined preparatory work that has made the 48-year-old a winner in domestic and international cooking contests.
Japan Times
Nov 15, 2013
Korean teen wins Japanese speech contest
A South Korean high school student has won the top award in a Japanese-language speech contest in Okayama.
Japan Times
Oct 10, 2013
Diplomats bag 'cool' photo prizes
Ciaran Chestnutt, first secretary of the Australian Embassy, on Thursday won the Prince Takamado Memorial Prize while Mayssa Hamada from the Egyptian Embassy received the Grand Prize in this year's photo contest featuring the works of diplomats posted in Japan.
Aug 22, 2013
Security contest for IT engineers kicks off in Yokohama
Japan's largest hacking contest, aimed at fostering engineers able to counter cyberattacks, began Thursday with a regional preliminary in Yokohama.
Japan Times
Jul 9, 2013
[VIDEO] 58th Matsukawa Washtub Boat Race
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2013
[SLIDESHOW] Row, row, row your tub: Matsukawa Tarai-nori Kyoso
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jul 3, 2012
Today's J-blip: Oronamin C 7/3 Facebook Campaign
If you win this contest you might want to invest in a bigger fridge.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan