Antlers manager Ishii eyes Club World Cup final berth

Antlers manager Ishii eyes Club World Cup final berth

Antlers manager Ishii eyes Club World Cup final berth YOKOHAMA – The manager of new J. League champions Kashima Antlers, Masatada Ishii, has turned his attention from Saturday’s championship final…

Tokyo restaurant’s all-you-can-eat crab is less than 18 bucks, and its cocktails under 50 cents

Tokyo restaurant’s all-you-can-eat crab is less than 18 bucks, and its cocktails under 50 cents

Tokyo restaurant’s all-you-can-eat crab is less than 18 bucks, and its cocktails under 50 cents With RocketNews24’s great love of all-you-can-eat deals, some might worry that our eyes are bigger…

Multilingual labor advisory services lacking in 20 prefectures

Legalized gambling likely to hit young adults the hardest

Legalized gambling likely to hit young adults the hardest On Tuesday, the Diet’s House of Representatives will vote on an LDP-backed bill that proposes to legalize casino gambling in Japan….

Booth babes and cosplayers come out to play at world’s first-ever Tokyo Comic-Con 【Pics】

Booth babes and cosplayers come out to play at world’s first-ever Tokyo Comic-Con 【Pics】

Booth babes and cosplayers come out to play at world’s first-ever Tokyo Comic-Con 【Pics】 One of the perks of being a Japanese-language reporter with RocketNews24 is having to cover events…

Universal Studios Japan announces 2017 line-up of Cool Japan attractions

Universal Studios Japan announces 2017 line-up of Cool Japan attractions

Universal Studios Japan announces 2017 line-up of Cool Japan attractions “Big” is looking to be the operative word for next year’s Japanese pop culture themed attractions. As we already know,…

Stan Lee impresses audiences at Tokyo Comic-Con

Stan Lee impresses audiences at Tokyo Comic-Con

Stan Lee impresses audiences at Tokyo Comic-Con TOKYO — Japan has a number of events in the annual calendar dedicated to the celebration of domestically produced animation and comics, but…

Japan Basketball Association dismisses men’s national team coach Hasegawa

Japan Basketball Association dismisses men’s national team coach Hasegawa

Japan Basketball Association dismisses men’s national team coach Hasegawa Since his appointment two years ago, Kenji Hasegawa has firmly developed the Japan men’s national team. But with the 2020 Summer…

Tokyo Olympics is looking for volunteers, may have a hard time finding them

IOC: Tokyo’s huge cost could scare off cities considering bids for future Olympics

IOC: Tokyo’s huge cost could scare off cities considering bids for future Olympics TOKYO — A top IOC official renewed his demand Thursday that Japanese organizers further reduce their $18…

Heaven and hull for Japan's Olympic kayaking monk

Heaven and hull for Japan’s Olympic kayaking monk

Heaven and hull for Japan’s Olympic kayaking monk NAGANO — Rising silently before dawn to slip on his monastic robes and begin the solemn duties of a Buddhist monk, Kazuki…

Japan’s defense budget for FY 2017 likely to hit record Y5.1 tril

Japan’s defense budget for FY 2017 likely to hit record Y5.1 tril TOKYO — Japan’s defense budget in fiscal 2017 could hit a record high of around 5.1 trillion yen…