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Director Toshihiko Tanaka (left) is pictured in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Feb. 2, after his film, "Rei," won the top Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Feb 5, 2024
Toshihiko Tanaka wins top prize for 'Rei' at Rotterdam film festival
The Japanese film "Rei" directed by Toshihiko Tanaka won the top Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, an annual event for up-and-coming filmmakers.
Japan's Rei Sakamoto celebrates after winning the junior boys' singles final at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Saturday.
Jan 27, 2024
Japan's Rei Sakamoto wins junior Australian Open title
Sakamoto, the No. 4 seed in Melbourne, had dropped just a single set on his way to the final but needed to dig deep in a tight final.
Rei Higuchi (left) wrestles with Serbia's Stevan Andrija Micic in the men's 57-kg freestyle wrestling final at the World Wrestling Championships in Belgrade on Monday.
Sep 19, 2023
Rei Higuchi gets silver at worlds in men's 57-kg freestyle
In the men's 74-kg division, Daichi Takatani booked his place in the Olympics by coming third.
Japan Times
Feb 2, 2023
‘Tea Friends’: Sex positivity for the older crowd
Bunji Sotoyama’s film about a call girl service for senior citizens is elevated by its frank depictions of elder sex.
Japan Times
Jun 2, 2022
Identical twins set lofty goal of becoming yokozuna
The 15-year-old identical twins say they are each other's 'rival and emotional support.'
Japan Times
Dec 29, 2019
Funeral prep for Emperor Hirohito began seven years before his death: declassified documents
The Foreign Ministry began funeral preparations for Emperor Hirohito seven years before his death, holding secret talks with the Imperial Household Agency on the matter in 1982, recently declassified ministry records show.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 7, 2019
Japan beats Puerto Rico, advances to next round of Premier12
Seiya Suzuki belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the third, while starter Rei Takahashi threw six innings of one-hit ball, as Japan overpowered Puerto Rico 4-0 in the WBSC Premier12 opening round on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 21, 2019
Rei Takahashi, HRs give Hawks 2-0 lead on Giants in Japan Series
Nobuhiro Matsuda raised his fist in triumph in front of the dugout as he and over 30,000 fans shook Yafuoku Dome with a spirited yell of "atsuo," the custom in Fukuoka whenever Matsuda goes deep.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 3, 2019
Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo receives Isamu Noguchi Award in New York
Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, founder and head of the Comme des Garcons brand, received the sixth annual Isamu Noguchi Award in a ceremony Thursday at a New York museum.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 7, 2019
Rei Takahashi solid over 7 as Hawks' 7 homers down Marines
Rei Takahashi pitched seven solid innings on Sunday, and his Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks teammates blasted seven home runs in an 11-1 Pacific League win over the Chiba Lotte Marines.
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2019
Corey Mah: Fashioning a new life in Tokyo
From retro video games to avant-garde Comme des Garcons' fashion, moving to Japan became a calling for Corey Mah.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2019
Rei Ohara finishes second in Osaka Women's Marathon
Rei Ohara finished runner-up behind Ethiopia's Fatuma Sado in Sunday's Osaka Women's Marathon.
Jun 10, 2018
Rei Sugimoto wins World Cup event for first bouldering title in five years
Rei Sugimoto won his first title in five years at the IFSC World Cup bouldering competition on Saturday, as four of the top six places went to Japanese climbers in the men's event held in Vail, Colorado.
Japan Times
Feb 5, 2018
Sport climbing gaining hold ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The Olympics have the power to turn obscure sports into much bigger attractions once they've been included on the program for the global sports extravaganza.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Nov 1, 2017
FC Tokyo promotes teenagers Takefusa Kubo and Rei Hirakawa to first-team squad
FC Tokyo announced Wednesday that 16-year-old Takefusa Kubo and Rei Hirakawa, 17, will be moved to the top team.
Jun 26, 2017
Climbers Sugimoto, Nonaka settle for second place
Rei Sugimoto and Miho Nonaka took second in the men's and women's bouldering competitions, respectively, at the penultimate round of the IFSC Climbing World Cup tour held Sunday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
May 21, 2017
Blasting the past with a new vision of future fashion
Much has been made of the recent closure of the monthly print edition of Shoichi Aoki's seminal Fruits street-style magazine, with many ready to cry that it sounds the death knell for Harajuku fashion, rather than seeing it as a simple casualty of the rise of new media.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2016
Olympic champions Kawai, Dosho capture national titles
Rio Olympic gold medalists Risako Kawai and Sara Dosho wrapped up the year on a high note by winning their respective weight class at the All-Japan Wrestling Championships Friday.
Japan Times
Aug 20, 2016
Higuchi battles to silver medal in 57-kg wrestling
Rei Higuchi came inches from glory but had to settle for the silver medal after losing to reigning world champion Vladimer Khinchegashvili of Georgia in the men's freestyle 57-kg final in his Olympic debut at the Rio Games on Friday.
Japan Times
Aug 3, 2016
Yoshida ready to face pressure, overcome jinx in Rio
There will be more than meets the eye riding on freestyle wrestler Saori Yoshida's bid for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Olympic title the Rio Games.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores