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Machida supporters wave giant flags during the team's game against Vissel Kobe at National Stadium in Tokyo on Sunday.
SOCCER / J. League
Apr 18, 2024
Upstart Zelvia shows that, in the J. League, it’s anyone’s game
The fast start by Go Kuroda’s men has highlighted the remarkable parity in the Japanese game when compared with top competitions in Europe.
Tan Tan was supposed to be sent back to China in 2020, but her return was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
JAPAN / Society
Apr 1, 2024
Japan’s oldest panda, Tan Tan, dies at 28
The giant panda leased from China lived in Kobe Oji Zoo for 24 years as a symbol of recovery from the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake.
Hu Shiyun was in charge of Chinese language courses at Kobe Gakuin University's faculty of global communication and formerly headed the section.
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
Chinese professor at Japan university missing after visiting homeland
Hu Shiyun became unreachable after arriving in China following the end of summer school courses in August last year, and his family hasn't heard from him.
Kashiwa players celebrate after substitute Kosuke Kinoshita's 83rd-minute winner during the team's game against Kobe on Saturday.
SOCCER / J. League
Mar 2, 2024
Defending champions Vissel Kobe suffer late 1-0 defeat to Kashiwa
No teams will start the new J1 season with two wins following Saturday's games.
Daiju Sasaki scores Kobe's second goal in the second half of their J. League opener on Saturday in Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture.
SOCCER / J. League
Feb 24, 2024
Title holders Kobe down Iwata to make winning start to J1 season
Koya Yuruki and Daiju Sasaki struck early in each half to pace the defending champions.
Sanfrecce will play its first regular-season match against Urawa on Friday at the brand-new Edion Peace Wing Hiroshima.
SOCCER / J. League
Feb 22, 2024
The J. League is back with a top flight that's bigger than ever
Hiroshima has eyes on the title as the club raises the curtain at a new stadium, but Urawa will be looking to spoil the party starting Friday.
Kawasaki Frontale players celebrate after winning the Super Cup at National Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday.
SOCCER / J. League
Feb 18, 2024
Kawasaki holds off Kobe to lift Super Cup
A fortuitous goal was enough to hand last season's Emperor's Cup winners Kawasaki Frontale a 1-0 win over the reigning J. League champions.
Inter Miami's Lionel Messi in action during a friendly against Vissel Kobe on Wednesday in Tokyo
Feb 7, 2024
Messi wows Tokyo fans days after Hong Kong no-show
Messi's appearance came days after his absence on the pitch in a recent Hong Kong friendly had angered fans there.
Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi speaks during a press conference at a hotel in Tokyo on Tuesday, a day before his team faces Vissel Kobe in a friendly match.
Feb 6, 2024
Messi says leg 'getting better' but could miss Japan match
Inter Miami are set to face Japanese champions Vissel Kobe at Tokyo's National Stadium on Wednesday.
Rescue workers look for missing people in collapsed houses in the aftermath of the  earthquake that struck Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, and the surrounding areas on Jan. 1.
Jan 30, 2024
No one left behind: Japan needs to work on its multicultural disaster response
The Noto earthquake has put into relief, once again, the need to cater disaster responses and preparedness to everyone, including foreigners.
INAC Kobe Leonessa players celebrate after winning the Empress' Cup on Saturday in Osaka.
Jan 27, 2024
Kobe sinks Urawa in dramatic Empress' Cup final
"I'm very happy as the players worked hard to get this far and put in efforts together," said Kobe manager Jordi Ferron.
People light candles and offer prayers during an event at a park in Kobe on Wednesday, the 29th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake.
Jan 17, 2024
Kobe stands with Noto area on 29th anniversary of Hanshin quake
Locals said their thoughts were with the people affected by the deadly quake that hit the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture on New Year's Day.
Takayasu Nikaido talks about the January 1995 earthquake that hit the Kobe area while showing videos he took in the aftermath of the quake.
Jan 15, 2024
Efforts underway to digitize videotapes of 1995 Kobe quake
Japanese manufacturers ended production of videotape players by 2016, and videotapes are said to have a lifespan of about 30 years
Oji Zoo in Kobe said Wednesday that it will delay the return of a giant female panda named Tan Tan to China by another year as the animal undergoes medical treatment.
Dec 28, 2023
Kobe zoo postpones return of aging panda to China for a year
The panda came to the zoo in 2000 from China for breeding purposes.
Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal during a match in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in July.
Dec 16, 2023
Inter Miami adds Tokyo stop to Messi tour next February
The Argentine superstar will lead Inter Miami into a match against reigning champions Vissel Kobe at the 60,000-seat National Stadium on Feb. 7.
World Rugby player of the year Ardie Savea carries the ball during Kobe's dominant win over Mie on Saturday at Noevir Stadium.
Dec 9, 2023
All Blacks Retallick and Savea lead Kobe Steelers to big win
World Rugby player of the year Savea made his Japanese club debut in the team's dominant win over Mie Heat.
Vissel Kobe's Yuya Osako scored 22 goals on his way to winning MVP honors.
SOCCER / J. League
Dec 6, 2023
Top scorer Yuya Osako named MVP after Kobe's first J1 title
The 33-year-old scored 22 goals as he started all but two of the 34 J1 games for Kobe.
New Zealand's Ardie Savea (right) in action with South Africa's Jean Kleyn at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France, on Oct. 28
Dec 1, 2023
All Black Savea eager to test himself with Japan move
The All Blacks loose forward has signed for Kobe Steelers on a one-season deal that means he will not miss any games for his country.
Vissel Kobe players and fans celebrate the team's J1 title on Saturday at Noevir Stadium.
SOCCER / J. League
Nov 26, 2023
Vissel Kobe found own style and bucked adversity in rise to top
Kobe's maiden J. League title was also the culmination of a sometimes turbulent 28-year journey.
Vissel Kobe players celebrate the club's first top-flight J. League title on Saturday.
Nov 25, 2023
Vissel Kobe win first J. League top division title
Kobe moved up to 68 points with a win over Nagoya Grampus to seal the championship.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world