Monthly Archives: April 2016

Another badminton player yanked from squad as casino scandal deepens

Another badminton player yanked from squad as casino scandal deepens

Another badminton player yanked from squad as casino scandal deepens TOKYO — Japan’s crisis-hit national badminton team suffered a further blow Tuesday after another player was yanked from its roster…

New sleeping bag Pikachu plush toys coming to game centres in Japan this May

New sleeping bag Pikachu plush toys coming to game centres in Japan this May

New sleeping bag Pikachu plush toys coming to game centres in Japan this May Last summer, fans of the hugely popular Pokémon media franchise were given the chance to win…

Japan struggles to care for 100,000 evacuees after quake; 10,000 staying in cars

Japan struggles to care for 100,000 evacuees after quake; 10,000 staying in cars

Japan struggles to care for 100,000 evacuees after quake; 10,000 staying in cars MINAMI-ASO — Japan on Monday enlisted U.S. help to airlift supplies to some of the 100,000 people…

Abe sticks to script on sales tax hike plans after deadly quakes

Abe sticks to script on sales tax hike plans after deadly quakes

Abe sticks to script on sales tax hike plans after deadly quakes TOKYO — The government is sticking with plans to raise the sales tax next year, barring a financial…

Seismic activity stretched 100 kilometers

Seismic activity stretched 100 kilometers The seismic activity then moved northeast to reach areas in Oita Prefecture about 100 kilometers away from the focus of the magnitude-7.3 quake. Experts are…

Teamwork or torture? Japan's bone-breaking school gymnastics

Teamwork or torture? Japan’s bone-breaking school gymnastics

Teamwork or torture? Japan’s bone-breaking school gymnastics   TOKYO — Rushed in for emergency surgery to stop bleeding on the brain, doctors at Matsudo City Hospital said the child was…

Rescue workers search for survivors in quake-hit Kyushu; 11 missing

Rescue workers search for survivors in quake-hit Kyushu; 11 missing

Rescue workers search for survivors in quake-hit Kyushu; 11 missing         KUMAMOTO — The search for survivors continued Sunday on the earthquake-stricken island of Kyushu as rescue…

Japan plunges into recession, in defeat for Abe’s growth efforts

Nuclear weapons-free world seems distant

Nuclear weapons-free world seems distant   Japan tried to revive momentum toward a world free of nuclear weapons at the Group of Seven foreign ministers’ meeting in Hiroshima, but questions…

Pikachu panties are part of new collection of Pokémon merchandise for grown-up female fans!

Pikachu panties are part of new collection of Pokémon merchandise for grown-up female fans!

Pikachu panties are part of new collection of Pokémon merchandise for grown-up female fans! YUMMY MART and Pokémon are teaming up to release a celebratory collection for the 20th anniversary…

Giant robot takes the stage at Nana Mizuki’s Tokyo Dome concerts

Giant robot takes the stage at Nana Mizuki’s Tokyo Dome concerts

Giant robot takes the stage at Nana Mizuki’s Tokyo Dome concerts Nana Mizuki welcomed an extra-large guest on to the stage during her two-day concert at the Tokyo Dome. 80,000…