Rugby Dec 13, 2017

Brave Blossoms to face Italy, Georgia in June

Japan will play a pair of test matches against Italy and a single test against Georgia on home soil in June next year, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Wednesday. The tests, taking place one year out from Japan hosting the Rugby World Cup 2019, ...

Former Georgian leader Saakashvili's train halted near Ukraine border

World / Politics Sep 10, 2017

Former Georgian leader Saakashvili's train halted near Ukraine border

A train carrying former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and his supporters was prevented from leaving a railway station in Poland for Ukraine on Sunday, deepening a standoff between Saakashvili and Ukrainian authorities. Saakashvili intended to return to Ukraine despite being stripped of Ukrainian citizenship by ...

World / Crime & Legal Apr 28, 2016

Georgia detains five suspected of selling uranium

The security service in the former Soviet republic of Georgia said on Thursday it had detained five Georgian citizens who were trying to sell $3 million worth of radioactive uranium. Security service officers did not say whether the group had a buyer for the uranium, ...

Georgia, with eye on 2016 election, switches prime minister

World / Politics Dec 30, 2015

Georgia, with eye on 2016 election, switches prime minister

Lawmakers in Georgia voted on Tuesday to approve Georgi Kvirikashvili as the ex-Soviet state's new prime minister, an appointment widely seen as an attempt to boost the ruling coalition's flagging popularity amid an economic slump. The vote took place after Irakli Garibashvili unexpectedly resigned as ...

Get a taste of Georgian wine at Festivin

Food & Drink Nov 27, 2014

Get a taste of Georgian wine at Festivin

by Melinda Joe

In the four years since it started, Festivin has grown from an intimate gathering of natural wine enthusiasts to one of the most eagerly anticipated wine celebrations in Japan. Like many avant-garde movements in the food and beverage world, the idea for Festivin began at ...