Monthly Archives: August 2014

Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games

Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games

  Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games As Bill Bradley remembers an unforgettable time in a life filled with extraordinary accomplishments, national pride as a collective experience…

Japan's new soccer coach Aguirre starts from scratch

Japan’s new soccer coach Aguirre starts from scratch

  Japan’s new soccer coach Aguirre starts from scratch TOKYO — Japan’s new soccer coach Javier Aguirre declared Thursday the reigning Asian champions were “starting from scratch” as he named…

Double delight for Japanese at world judo championships

Double delight for Japanese at world judo championships

Double delight for Japanese at world judo championships CHELYABINSK, Russia — Japanese pair Riki Nakaya and Nae Udaka continued their country’s dominance of the judo World Championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia,…

Tohoku aid charity Knit For Japan attempts world record blanket

Tohoku aid charity Knit For Japan attempts world record blanket

Tohoku aid charity Knit For Japan attempts world record blanket TOKYO — More than three years on from the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, there are still roughly 260,000 people…

Sanrio says, “Hello Kitty is not a cat.” Whaaa?

Sanrio says, “Hello Kitty is not a cat.” Whaaa?

Sanrio says, “Hello Kitty is not a cat.” Whaaa? Hello Kitty is one of the most iconic Japanese characters, aside from Pikachu. She screams cute, finds herself in a variety…

Pacman’s tall foe loves to defy odds

Pacman’s tall foe loves to defy odds

Pacman’s tall foe loves to defy odds Manny Pacquiao (left) and Chris Algieri strike a pose during a pre-fight press conference in Shanghai to drum up their WBO welterweight title…

Coca-Cola’s new vending machines don’t need electricity during the day to keep drinks cold

Coca-Cola’s new vending machines don’t need electricity during the day to keep drinks cold

Coca-Cola’s new vending machines don’t need electricity during the day to keep drinks cold In some ways, the huge amount of vending machines in Japan seems like a win-win situation….

Tourism emerges as new economic driver for Japan

Tourism emerges as new economic driver for Japan

  Tourism emerges as new economic driver for Japan With its contribution now rivaling that of the auto industry in at least one estimate, tourism is fast becoming a key…

Virtual girlfriend technology in Japan on track with drink-sharing simulation for Oculus Rift

Virtual girlfriend technology in Japan on track with drink-sharing simulation for Oculus Rift

Virtual girlfriend technology in Japan on track with drink-sharing simulation for Oculus Rift   As the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift inches closer to its commercial release, virtual girlfriend technology…

Japan spikers outplay Turkey in FIVB World Grand Prix Finals

Japan spikers outplay Turkey in FIVB World Grand Prix Finals

  Japan spikers outplay Turkey in FIVB World Grand Prix Finals Japan scored a clinical straight-sets (25-13, 25-17, 25-17) victory over Turkey in the second day of play in the…