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OGAWA

Much like other hot spots across Okinawa, Onna has diligently strived to captivate both domestic and international tourists, while at the same time grappling with the environmental strain induced by the influx of visitors.
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability / OUR PLANET
May 5, 2024
As visitors surge, Japan seeks ways to make tourism eco-friendly
A record tourism boom has raised concerns over the enormous stress visitors put on the environment.
Hajime Moriyasu names his squad for Japan's two upcoming World Cup qualifiers against North Korea on Thursday.
SOCCER
Mar 14, 2024
Koki Ogawa and Yuto Nagatomo called up for Japan's matches against North Korea
Winger Junya Ito was overlooked after leaving the Japan squad during the Asian Cup amid a reported sexual assault allegation.
Akira Ogawa (center) celebrates her win in the Maebashi mayoral election in Gunma Prefecture on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 5, 2024
Opposition-backed candidate wins in Maebashi mayoral election
Akira Ogawa will become the first female mayor in Maebashi after defeating incumbent Ryu Yamamoto.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2023
Japanese journalist denied entry into Hong Kong
Freelance journalist Yoshiaki Ogawa, known for his Hong Kong coverage, had attempted to enter the city on Thursday evening.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 27, 2023
Slain Japanese journalist's last Myanmar images shared 15 years after death
Kenji Nagai was shot when the military opened fire on protesters. Myanmar authorities said he was shot accidentally.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 26, 2022
Swallows overcame various challenges to repeat as Central League champions
The Swallows went from back-to-back last-place finishes to consecutive Central League titles.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB NOTEBOOK
Sep 12, 2022
Pacific League pennant race heading toward photo finish
The Pacific League standings have been tight all year, and the season is heading into its final stretch with five of the six teams still in the title race.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Aug 30, 2022
Takahiro Kunimoto opens account for Casa Pia in Portugal's top flight
The former Japan under-20 international netted the winner seven minutes into the game at D. Afonso Henriques Stadium in Guimaraes, giving Casa Pia their second win of the season.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 20, 2022
Swallows beat Tigers to remain in first place
The win preserved the Swallows' slim lead over the Yomiuri Giants, who edged the Hiroshima Carp 2-1.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 24, 2022
Hiroshi Okuhara's ‘Hotel Iris’ is a house of mirrors
The director's film adaptation of Yoko Ogawa's novel, in which Masatoshi Nagase plays a dangerously seductive translator, blurs the line between fantasy and reality.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Dec 15, 2021
Masaya Okugawa nets 4th goal of season as Arminia beat Bochum
The 25-year-old attacking midfielder netted from the middle of the area in the 51st minute.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 30, 2021
Japan's main opposition party seeks to rebuild under new leader Kenta Izumi
In the wake of October's electoral defeat and the resignation of its former leader, the CDP must now craft new strategies — and question old alliances.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Nov 29, 2021
Kenichi Ogawa grabs vacant IBF junior lightweight belt
Kenichi Ogawa became the new International Boxing Federation junior lightweight champion on Saturday after beating second-ranked Azinga Fuzile of South Africa in a unanimous decision.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 1, 2021
‘The Goldfish: Dreaming of the Sea’: A coming-of-age tale told with talent and lyricism
Miyu Ogawa displays gravity and vulnerability in Sara Ogawa's first theatrical feature, which centers on a teenager who lives in a group home and coaxes a new arrival out of her shell.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
May 17, 2021
Roki Sasaki makes highly anticipated NPB debut with Marines
The "monster" finally made landfall on May 16.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / 2020 in review
Dec 19, 2020
Our critics’ favorite books published in 2020
As 2021 approaches, six Japan Times book reviewers look back on their top reads released in English this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Aug 22, 2020
Political documentaries in Japan struggle to inspire
Japanese documentaries analyze entrenched political power with largely unsurprising results.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
Aug 17, 2020
Yasuhiro Ogawa's no-hitter provides major lift for Swallows pitching staff
The Swallows are in desperate need of good results on the mound.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 16, 2020
Swallows' Yasuhiro Ogawa fires Japanese pro ball's 93rd no-hitter
Tokyo Yakult Swallows right-hander Yasuhiro Ogawa threw the first no-hitter of the season on Saturday and the first of his career in a 9-0 Central League win over the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jun 11, 2020
‘Why You Can’t Be Prime Minister’: A Sisyphean slog toward the top office
Shinzo Abe has been with us for so long now, it’s easy to forget that there was a time when Japan’s premiership seemed to rotate as frequently as the membership of AKB48.

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