The top Japan news stories of 2016

National Dec 29, 2016

The top Japan news stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these national news stories as the most important of 2016. 1. A president in Hiroshima: U.S. President Barack Obama made a historic and emotional visit to Hiroshima on May 27. He was the first sitting U.S. president to go to ...

Native son Shodai encourages kids in quake-hit Kumamoto

Sumo Jun 9, 2016

Native son Shodai encourages kids in quake-hit Kumamoto

Kumamoto-born wrestler Shodai and members of his Sakaigawa stable visited the quake-struck prefecture on Thursday, making donations and wrestling with elementary school children to do their part in a bid for the region's recovery. Rank-and-file maegashira Shodai, who is from the city of Uto, visited ...