Monthly Archives: December 2016

OCA head would back Sapporo bid for 2024 Games

OCA head would back Sapporo bid for 2024 Games

OCA head would back Sapporo bid for 2024 Games Sapporo will have the full backing of Asia should the city formally bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, Olympic Council…

Holiday hit: Japan sees surge in crabs amid drop in imports

Holiday hit: Japan sees surge in crabs amid drop in imports

Holiday hit: Japan sees surge in crabs amid drop in imports Prices of crab, a delicacy for Japanese, especially in the year-end and New Year period, are surging on the…

Time for Mao to change direction or give it up

Time for Mao to change direction or give it up

Time for Mao to change direction or give it up   Click here to view original web page at www.japantimes.co.jp Want to discuss about the post you just read? Visit…

Japanese ozeki set sights on becoming yokozuna in 2017

Japanese ozeki set sights on becoming yokozuna in 2017

Japanese ozeki set sights on becoming yokozuna in 2017 Three Japanese ozeki were in contention for promotion to yokozuna in 2016, raising hopes that a homegrown wrestler may reach sumo’s…

Japan poll finds people dream of long yearend holiday, settle for five days, or some sleep

Japan poll finds people dream of long yearend holiday, settle for five days, or some sleep

Japan poll finds people dream of long yearend holiday, settle for five days, or some sleep A long, leisurely sojourn on a tropical beach resort, listening to the waves and…

Uno claims first title at national championships

Uno claims first title at national championships

Uno claims first title at national championships KADOMA, OSAKA PREF. – Shoma Uno won his first men’s national championship on Saturday, overcoming a 2.29-point deficit and a weak start in…

Worrying times for job security in Japan

Worrying times for job security in Japan

Worrying times for job security in Japan The year 2016 was no walk in the park for workers nationwide. At one extreme, we have Matsuri Takahashi, a 24-year-old worker who…

Train, casino, reactor woes to grab Kansai headlines in ’17

Train, casino, reactor woes to grab Kansai headlines in ’17

Train, casino, reactor woes to grab Kansai headlines in ’17 OSAKA – A casino, an expo, tourists, trains, and old nuclear power plants. These are just some of the major…

Top court rules in favor of U.S. base relocation in Okinawa

Top court rules in favor of U.S. base relocation in Okinawa

Top court rules in favor of U.S. base relocation in Okinawa TOKYO — Japan’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of the central government in its bid to relocate a…

Fighters superstar Otani receives top prize at Japan Professional Sports Awards extravaganza

Fighters superstar Otani receives top prize at Japan Professional Sports Awards extravaganza

Fighters superstar Otani receives top prize at Japan Professional Sports Awards extravaganza Baseball sensation Shohei Otani, one of brightest stars of the nation’s sporting scene in 2016, was the recipient…