Tokyo panda Xiang Xiang's return to China pushed back by pandemic

National Dec 10, 2020

Tokyo panda Xiang Xiang's return to China pushed back by pandemic

Tokyo Metropolitan Government has agreed with Chinese authorities to push back through next May the return of Xiang Xiang, the popular female offspring of a giant panda couple on loan from China, amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Yuriko Koike said Thursday. Xiang Xiang, born in ...

Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang turns 1 year old at Tokyo zoo

National Jun 12, 2018

Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang turns 1 year old at Tokyo zoo

Giant panda cub Xiang Xiang celebrated her first birthday in good health Tuesday at a Tokyo zoo. Born on June 12 last year to mother Shin Shin and father Ri Ri through natural mating, Xiang Xiang enjoys climbing trees every day and eating apples, according ...

2018: Year of the 800-pound Gorilla

National / Media | BIG IN JAPAN Jan 6, 2018

2018: Year of the 800-pound Gorilla

by Mark Schreiber

Four topics dominated Japan's non-Twitter news cycle for the last quarter of 2017. Two involved sports: the signing of 23-year-old baseball superstar Shohei Otani to play for the Los Angeles Angels of the American League; and the resignation of sumo grand champion Harumafuji after ...