Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tokyo’s National Stadium hosts final sports event

    TOKYO — Tokyo’s National Stadium, the centerpiece of the 1964 Summer Olympics, hosted its final sporting event on Sunday before it is demolished to make way for a…

12 amazing creations people have built in the game ‘Minecraft’

12 amazing creations people have built in the game ‘Minecraft’

    “Minecraft” is a huge, open-world sandbox game, which was released for the PC in 2009. Since then, it’s been released on other platforms, and as of February 2014, it has…

What does this Japanese candy have to do with the Red Sox? Quite a lot, actually

What does this Japanese candy have to do with the Red Sox? Quite a lot, actually

    TOKYO — The Boston Red Sox have consistently had Japanese players since 2007, when they signed Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima. There’s one thing Japanese players bring to…

Tokyo's Shibuya scramble crossing to get huge new advertising screen

Tokyo’s Shibuya scramble crossing to get huge new advertising screen

      TOKYO — Tokyo’s thunderously busy Shibuya pedestrian crossing, where up to 3,000 people merge into a seething mass of humanity whenever the lights change, is to get…

8 Japanese carmakers team up on green engines

8 Japanese carmakers team up on green engines

      TOKYO — Japan’s eight carmakers have joined forces to develop environmentally friendly engines to stave off fierce competition from foreign rivals, a press report said Sunday. Two…

Pele fears protests will hurt World Cup

Pele fears protests will hurt World Cup

    HUIXQUILUCAN, Mexico — Brazilian soccer legend Pele expressed concern on Monday that social protests in his country could prompt nervous fans from abroad to cancel their trips to…

Japan to export Doraemon to U.S.

Japan to export Doraemon to U.S.

      TOKYO — One of Japan’s most popular cartoon creations, Doraemon, a robot cat from the future with a magic pocket and a portal to anywhere, is to…

Zaccheroni predicts World Cup success for Japan

Zaccheroni predicts World Cup success for Japan

    TOKYO — Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni believes his “love affair” with Japan will bear fruit at the World Cup after four roller-coaster years which has seen Asian Cup…

IOC tells Rio 2016 that there is not a moment to lose

IOC tells Rio 2016 that there is not a moment to lose

          The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today wrapped up its sixth visit to the Brazilian host city (19-21…

Abe tells OECD 'Abenomics' has yielded great results

Abe tells OECD ‘Abenomics’ has yielded great results

    PARIS — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday launched a spirited defense of his “Abenomics” reforms aimed at kickstarting the world’s third-largest economy, saying the policy blitz…