Tag - girls



Yagana Yamani, 25, one of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped from their dormitory by Boko Haram Islamist militants in 2014, in her home in Chibok, Nigeria
WORLD / Society
Apr 12, 2024
A decade on, tragedy of Nigeria’s Chibok Girls endures outside the spotlight
Roughly 90 Chibok girls are still missing, and a third are believed to have died in captivity.
Elementary, junior high and high school girls represented 76 different sumo clubs from across the nation on Sunday at the Dream Girls Cup, with the tournament also given a slight international flavor by the inclusion of one athlete from the United States and one from Brazil.
Feb 15, 2024
All-time great Hakuho hopes to help girls realize their sumo dreams
The inaugural Dream Girls Cup saw 76 sumo clubs from across the nation gather in Tokyo for an event that Hakuho hopes will spur big dreams.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2023
Jean Faut, star pitcher in women’s baseball league, dies at 98
Over eight seasons, the right-handed Faut won 140 games and posted a minuscule 1.23 ERA, a league record.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Washoku Essentials
Feb 26, 2022
Chirashi-zushi: The go-to dish for any holiday bash
Thanks to its flexibility as a main dish, scattered-style sushi is often a favorite at parties where you don't know how many people might show up.
Japan Times
Feb 15, 2022
Japan curlers fall to South Korea after beating China
In a rematch of the Pyeongchang 2018 semifinal, Japan again came up short against South Korea's 'Garlic Girls,' dropping to 4-2 after emphatically beating host China earlier in the day.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / Longform
Dec 6, 2021
‘Modern girls’: Japan's first recognizable youth culture movement
Young women in the late 1920s and '30s exuded a sense of affluence and independence that is still apparent today.
Japan Times
Mar 23, 2020
Japan's Princess Aiko graduates from high school
Princess Aiko, the only child of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako, attended a graduation ceremony at Gakushuin Girls' Senior High School on Sunday afternoon.
Japan Times
Feb 20, 2020
'Fictitious Girl's Diary: The Movie': An honest portrait of office minutiae
Comedian Bakarhythm brings his nameless female bank clerk character to the big screen and lovingly documents the trivial goings-on in the life of a Japanese office worker.
Japan Times
Dec 28, 2019
Ohka Gakuen holds off Gifu Girls' late rally to capture Winter Cup title
Ohka Gakuen survived reigning champion Gifu Girls' late surge and recaptured the Winter Cup title with a 72-67 victory on Saturday at Musashino Forest Sports Plaza.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 23, 2019
Flower girls always ready to spring into action at figure skating world championships
During the competition at the World Figure Skating Championships, skaters like Yuzuru Hanyu, Nathan Chen and Alina Zagitova are the stars of the show.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 2, 2019
Two Tokyo wards to allow female students to wear pants for school uniform
Starting in April, Tokyo's Nakano Ward will allow female students at all municipal junior high schools to choose pants as part of their uniform, and Setagaya Ward will also allow the same option.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 30, 2018
Tokyo 'bus cafe,' a safe haven from sexual exploitation for troubled young girls
Unmistakable for its exterior splashed with illustrations of colorful flowers, a bright pink bus glows at a Shibuya park one December evening, its dazzling design standing out as the darkness of the night sets in.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 7, 2018
LGBT+ people erased from books in Russia under 'gay propaganda' law
"Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls," a bestselling children's book featuring 100 stories of prominent women, was published in Russia this year — but with one story missing.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 23, 2018
Hidden in diaries, untold stories of Boko Haram's female survivors feature in film
Untold stories of young Nigerian women kidnapped by Boko Haram highlight a documentary debuting on Monday that reveals diaries kept by survivors forbidden from talking about their captivity.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 12, 2018
Family seeks damages over suicide of 16-year-old member of agriculture promotion idol group
In the lawsuit filed with the Matsuyama District Court, the family claims harassment and overwork led to the suicide.
Japan Times
Aug 29, 2018
Nigerian schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram begs for freedom in audio release
The father of a Nigerian schoolgirl kidnapped by Boko Haram called on Tuesday for the government to do more to secure her freedom after audio of her begging for help was released.
Japan Times
Aug 11, 2018
Kei Hirata earns second shot with Thunder Girls
Passion is something that younger and older generations can both detect immediately.
Japan Times
Mar 3, 2018
Japan Times 1993: Blacks face an image problem in Japan
Many of the dozens of black professionals interviewed last week said they are still struggling to change the racist perceptions of blacks that shadow them wherever they go in this country.
Japan Times
Feb 26, 2018
Nigeria confirms 110 girls unaccounted for after Boko Haram attack on school
ABUJA, Nigeria
Japan Times
Feb 25, 2018
South Korea's 'Garlic Girls' fall short in bid for gold as Sweden claims curling title
The South Korean women's curling team ended their fairy tale campaign at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with a silver medal, falling to heavyweight Sweden 8-3 in Sunday's final.


Akiko Trush says her experience with the neurological disorder dystonia left her feeling like she wanted to chop her own hand off.
The neurological disorder that 'kills culture'