Barcelona sign Kashima Antlers midfielder and Japan international Hiroki Abe for reported €2 million. A medical and personal terms are the only things standing in the forward's way after his current club confirmed a move to Camp Nou is on the cards The 20-year-old appeared in all three matches for his nation in this summer’s Copa … Continue reading Barcelona sign Japan international Hiroki Abe
Boko Haram: Japan donates $329,000 to Nigerian Army
In its efforts to support the Nigerian Army in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency, the Japanese government has donated $329,000 to the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Center (MLAILPKC).
World’s oldest man Nonaka dies in Japan
“World’s oldest man” Masazo Nonaka, who was born just two years after the Wright brothers launched humanity’s first powered flight, died on Sunday aged 113, Japanese media said. Nonaka was born in July 1905, according to Guinness World Records — just months before Albert Einstein published his special theory of relativity. Guinness officially recognised Nonaka as the oldest living man after the death of Spaniard Francisco Nunez Olivera last year.
World’s Most powerful passport for 2019
The country with the world's most powerful passport in 2019 is ... Japan. Again. It's the second time in a row that the Asian nation has come out on top in the index, which is revised quarterly. Japan retains its top spot as the world's most travel-friendly passport thanks to the document's access to 190 countries.
Realistic masks made in Japan
Super-realistic face masks made by a tiny company in rural Japan are in demand from the domestic tech and entertainment industries and from countries as far away as Saudi Arabia.
Zookeeper in Japan mauled to death by rare white tiger
Police in southern Japan said Tuesday that they are investigating the death of a zookeeper in an apparent attack by a white tiger.
Naomi Osaka reaches Pan Pacific Open final
Japan’s Naomi Osaka crushed Italian Camila Giorgi 6-2 6-3 in Tokyo on Saturday to set up a Pan Pacific Open final against Czech Karolina Pliskova.