Category Archives: General Olympic News

Djokovic, Muguruza, Nadal advance; Venus Williams beats Nara at French Open

Djokovic, Muguruza, Nadal advance; Venus Williams beats Nara at French Open In contrasting fashion, defending champions Novak Djokovic and Garbine Muguruza both advanced to the third round at the French…

Japan's low jobless rate masks grim reality

Japan’s low jobless rate masks grim reality

Japan’s low jobless rate masks grim reality Japanese employers are scrambling to find staff, unemployment is at its lowest level in more than two decades and the labor market is…

Sato still reveling in Indy triumph

Sato still reveling in Indy triumph

Sato still reveling in Indy triumph Still ecstatic on Tuesday at his new place in history as the first Japanese driver to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” Sato posed…

Nishikori, Venus Williams through to third round at Australian Open

Nishikori ousts Kokkinakis; Osaka exits French Open

Nishikori ousts Kokkinakis; Osaka exits French Open PARIS – World No. 9 Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the French Open on Tuesday, when Japan’s women crashed out…

Denver sportswriter out of job after tweet about Japanese Indy 500 winner

Denver sportswriter out of job after tweet about Japanese Indy 500 winner

Denver sportswriter out of job after tweet about Japanese Indy 500 winner A veteran sportswriter left the Denver Post on Monday after he said he was unsettled by a Japanese…

Japan's household spending sags; jobless rate lowest in two decades

Japan’s household spending sags; jobless rate lowest in two decades

Japan’s household spending sags; jobless rate lowest in two decades Japanese household spending dropped again in April, official figures showed Tuesday, as consumers kept a tight hold on their purse…

Takuma Sato becomes first Japanese to win Indianapolis 500

Takuma Sato becomes first Japanese to win Indianapolis 500 INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – Takuma Sato won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese driver to…

Kubo, Kato in Japan squad for World Cup qualifier

Kubo, Kato in Japan squad for World Cup qualifier Japan coach Vahid Halilhodzic named prolific Gent striker Yuya Kubo and promising Bulgaria-based midfielder Kohei Kato in his 25-member squad for…

Say thank you or be identified, police tell owners of lost items

Say thank you or be identified, police tell owners of lost items A local police station has taken the unusual step of telling owners whose lost items have been handed…

Japan consumer prices rise in April for 4th straight month

Japan consumer prices rise in April for 4th straight month

Japan consumer prices rise in April for 4th straight month The country’s prospects have been improving on the back of strong exports, with investments linked to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics…