Tennis: Osaka not saddened by Serena row in U.S. Open final

Tennis: Osaka not saddened by Serena row in U.S. Open final

Naomi Osaka of Japan poses with the championship trophy at the Top of the Rock Observatory the day after winning the Women’s Singles finals match against Serena Williams at the 2018 US Open in the Manhattan borough of New York City. (REUTERS)   YOKOHAMA, September 13 (Reuters): Naomi Osaka said on Thursday Serena Williams’s row […]

Japan hunts for survivors of floods that killed nearly 100

Japan hunts for survivors of floods that killed nearly 100

Rescue workers look for missing people in a house damaged by heavy rain in Kumano town, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on July 9, 2018. (Kyodo/via REUTERS)   MIHARA (Japan), July 9 (Reuters): Rescuers in western Japan dug through mud and rubble on Monday, racing to find survivors after torrential rains […]

Japan torrential rains: Death toll rises to at least 81

Japan torrential rains: Death toll rises to at least 81

Local residents sit in a boat as they are rescued from a flooded area at a hospital in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo on July 8, 2018. ( Kyodo/via REUTERS)   KURASHIKI (Japan), July 8 (Reuters):  The death toll from torrential rain and landslides in westernJapan rose to 81 people on Sunday, […]

World Cup 2018:  Japanese players, fans impress with tidiness in defeat

World Cup 2018:  Japanese players, fans impress with tidiness in defeat

Japan fans clean up after themselves after a match. (REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge)   Tokyo, July 4 (IANS): Fans around the world on Wednesday were praising the impeccably polite behaviour shown by Japanese supporters at the World Cup in Russia, where they cleaned up the stands despite suffering a heartbreaking last-minute defeat.   While the sight of fans picking up […]

Japan’s ‘oracle’ octopus turned into sashimi

Japan’s ‘oracle’ octopus turned into sashimi

A giant octopus (Representational image)   An octopus, who correctly predicted all of Japan’s World Cup results, has been killed and turned into sashimi   SAMARA, Russia July 3 (Reuters): An octopus who successfully predicted all of Japan’s World Cupgroup stage matches has been killed and turned into sashimi, according to local media reports.   The mollusc, […]

Japanese chess child prodigy, breaks 30-year winning streak

Japanese chess child prodigy,  breaks 30-year winning streak

TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters): A 14-year-old Japanese player of the traditional chess-like board game of shogi has captured the nation’s heart by winning a record straight 29 matches, breaking a record held for 30 years.   Sota Fujii, who trains himself with computer software and was the youngest player ever to turn professional, surpassed the […]

Japan, China to boost financial ties amid protectionist, N.Korean tensions

Japan, China to boost financial ties amid protectionist, N.Korean tensions

YOKOHAMA, Japan, May 6 (Reuters) – Japan and China agreed to bolster economic and financial cooperation, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist stance and tension over North Korea weigh on Asia’s growth outlook.   Chinese Finance Minister Xiao Jie, who missed a trilateral meeting with his Japanese […]