Monthly Archives: February 2017

Bashful pandas at Ueno Zoo mate after four-year hiatus

Bashful pandas at Ueno Zoo mate after four-year hiatus

Bashful pandas at Ueno Zoo mate after four-year hiatus TOKYO — Two giant pandas at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo mated for the first time in four years Monday—a 52-second effort that…

Yoshinoya, Japan’s biggest beef bowl chain, now serving fried chicken in Tokyo

Yoshinoya, Japan’s biggest beef bowl chain, now serving fried chicken in Tokyo

Yoshinoya, Japan’s biggest beef bowl chain, now serving fried chicken in Tokyo TOKYO — While Japan’s economy is big enough to support a handful of gyudon (beef bowl) chains, Yoshinoya…

Japan's factory output down in red flag for economy

Japan’s factory output down in red flag for economy

Japan’s factory output down in red flag for economy TOKYO — Japan’s factory output unexpectedly slipped 0.8% in January, the first fall in six months and the latest red flag…

U.S., S Korea and Japan look to turn screws on Pyongyang

U.S., S Korea and Japan look to turn screws on Pyongyang

U.S., S Korea and Japan look to turn screws on Pyongyang WASHINGTON — Senior U.S., South Korean and Japanese officials met on Monday to discuss how better to enforce international…

Japan's Sunwolves ready for Super Rugby reset after horror year

Japan’s Sunwolves ready for Super Rugby reset after horror year

Japan’s Sunwolves ready for Super Rugby reset after horror year TOKYO — Sunwolves coach Filo Tiatia said Thursday that the Japanese side have no reason to feel pressure this season…

Swimming star Ippei Watanabe seeks Tokyo gold, and more

Swimming star Ippei Watanabe seeks Tokyo gold, and more

Swimming star Ippei Watanabe seeks Tokyo gold, and more TOKYO — Fresh from setting a new world record, Japan’s latest swim sensation Ippei Watanabe is plotting Tokyo Olympic glory in…