Hanyu makes emotional return to Yokohama rink

Aug 16, 2017

Hanyu makes emotional return to Yokohama rink

Two-time figure skating world champion and 2014 Sochi Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu performed an exhibition program Wednesday at a rink where he has special memories. After skating to Japanese pop song "Hana ni Nare" at the Bank of Yokohama Ice Arena, Hanyu offered free ...

Fukushima governor unhappy with Abe's disaster anniversary speech

Mar 14, 2017

Fukushima governor unhappy with Abe's disaster anniversary speech

Fukushima Gov. Masao Uchibori signaled his displeasure with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's failure to refer directly to the nuclear crisis during a speech at Saturday's government-sponsored memorial ceremony for the March 2011 disaster. "I felt at odds (with his speech) as a Fukushima resident," Uchibori ...

Abe to end March 11 disaster anniversary news conference

Mar 10, 2017

Abe to end March 11 disaster anniversary news conference

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won't be holding a news conference on Saturday, putting an end to a regular media event on the anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, it was learned Friday. Six years after the disaster, the government decided that a turning ...