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OSAKA - The refurbished interior of the "Tower of the Sun" was opened to the public on Monday for the first time since the major artwork by the late Taro Okamoto became a symbol of the Expo '70 world's fair in OSAKA. The 70-meter-tall white tower with horn-like arms and three sun faces was built as part of ...
Though few will have backed Naomi Osaka to win Indian Wells, for those who follow tennis closely her success will have come as little surprise. The rise of the Japanese has been one of the most hotly anticipated, and inevitable, surges on the WTA Tour after years of being heralded as the next big thing in ...

Lower-division sumo wrestler Takayoshitoshi, 20, admitted to assaulting and injuring his attendant following his loss on March 18 at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka, the latest body blow to the scandal-plagued sport. The Japan Sumo Association director Kasugano said at a news conference ...
Osaka, ranked 44th in the world, completed her sweep through Indian Wells with a 6-3, 6-2 women's singles victory over fellow 20 year old Daria Kasatkina. Juan Martin Del Potro then outlasted Federer in a three-set, 2 hour and 48 minute men's singles championship match that required two tiebreakers, ...
The Miami draw is out and it's highlighted by a stunning first-round showdown between BNP Paribas Open champion Naomi Osaka and eight-time Miami champion Serena Williams, who is playing the second tournament of her comeback. Also on the comeback trail is former Doubles No.1 Bethanie ...
Early on March 25, a male passerby to the restaurant, an okonomiyaki shop located in the Fujiicho area, alerted police after seeing the truck plowed into the front shutter. In the latest development, police arrested Atsuhiro Sugihara, a 48-year-old member of the Tsukasa Kogyo, an affiliate gang of the ... Yamaguchi
Daria Kasatkina upset Venus Williams 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a nearly three-hour baseline struggle and Naomi Osaka routed top-ranked Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 in 64 minutes on Friday night to set up a final between two 20-year-olds. "We are coming," Kasatkina said, smiling. "Very soon." Kasatkina was two points ... Yamaguchi
The flying Dutchman and I visited Osaka about this time last year, a culinary whistlestop during a four-day stay in nearby Kyoto. On reading that Osaka was the home of the inaugural sushi train, which first left the station in the 1950s, we hopped on a Kyoto train and made the short journey south for lunch. Yamaguchi
Ranked 44th, the Japan-born Osaka opened the tournament by beating Maria Sharapova in the first round. She defeated No. 31 Agnieszka Radwanska and No. 5 Karolina Pliskova on her way to the final, dropping just one set in six matches. Kasatkina has defeated four top-20 opponents at the same ... Yamaguchi
The Japan News Yokozuna Kakuryu pushed his winning streak since the opening day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament to six, while No. 6 maegashira Kaisei matched him with a victory in Osaka on Friday. The tourney's lone yokozuna easily threw No. 4 maegashira Kotoshogiku (1-5) to the surface in ... Yamaguchi
OSAKA – “A man once thoroughly endued with these three qualities of lying, impudence, and ingratitude will, I believe, scarce want any other titles to preferment and grandeur.” — Henry Fielding, from a satirical article on the traits of successful politicians, 1740. Over a year after it first blew up in Osaka, then ... Yamaguchi
No, the Shinkansen Supreme is not some new street-style collaboration. It's a new, sleeker, lighter, more eco-friendly Japanese high-speed train that will start running test routes between Tokyo and Osaka later this month. The train—which will run on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, the most popular bullet ... Yamaguchi
A year and a half later, at the ripe old age of 20, Osaka has refined those weapons and is using them on a more consistent and threatening basis. Her growth may have coalesced in her utterly dominant, 6-3, 6-0 win over Halep, who Osaka lost to in the fourth round this year's Australian Open. Osaka is ... Yamaguchi
Daria Kasatkina upset Venus Williams 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 in a nearly three-hour baseline struggle and Naomi Osaka routed top-ranked Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 in 64 minutes on Friday night to set up a final between two 20-year-olds. "We are coming," Kasatkina said, smiling. "Very soon." Kasatkina was two points ... Yamaguchi

The Japan News Yokozuna Kakuryu pushed his winning streak since the opening day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament to six, while No. 6 maegashira Kaisei matched him with a victory in Osaka on Friday. The tourney's lone yokozuna easily threw No. 4 maegashira Kotoshogiku (1-5) to the surface in ... Yamaguchi
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Naomi Osaka tiptoes through press conferences but rampages through tennis matches. She's eager to unravel the notion that tennis could ever be a genteel game of rhythmic back-and-forth. Osaka is not here for the back-and-forth. When she sends the ball over, she absolutely ... Yamaguchi
OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police have launched an investigation after a fetus was found in a river in Nishiyodogawa Ward on Tuesday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Mar. 13). At around 1:10 p.m., a male worker engaged in levee protection work reported to police the discovery of the body in the ... Yamaguchi
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Naomi Osaka is enjoying an excellent run at Indian Wells. She unseated Maria Sharapova in her very first match, then cleared out the trickiest veteran Aga Radwanska and two more foes to earn a spot across from fifth-seeded Katerina Pliskova in the quarterfinal. The No. Yamaguchi
The Finance Ministry handed the Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office an altered version of the documents related to the sale of state-owned land to school operator Moritomo Gakuen, sources close to the matter disclosed on March 13. 【Related】Finance Ministry admits altering Moritomo land deal docs; ... Yamaguchi
In 2021, Marriott International will open and manage a new hotel in Osaka, Japan's second-largest city. The property is owned by Sekisui House and will be the first-ever W-branded hotel in Japan. Designed by architect Tadao Ando, the 27-floor property will be operated by Marriott's subsidiary W Hotels ... Yamaguchi
Not only is it one of Japan's oldest and most important cultural destinations, its proximity to so many other key attractions and cities within the greater Kansai Region (Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo and Shiga) makes it the ideal base for anybody looking to explore everything Japan has to offer ... Yamaguchi
Centuries ago pilgrims would spend weeks trekking through mountains along the Kumano but we sacrifice virtue points by arriving on the Shimakaze Express from Osaka, a luxury train which has ferried visitors to Ise from Osaka since 2013. No sooner have we relaxed in the plush lime green seats with ... Yamaguchi
National Tax Agency chief Nobuhisa Sagawa, center, heads to the finance minister's office to tender his resignation, at the Finance Ministry on March 9, 2018. (Mainichi). The Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office is expected to consider questioning Nobuhisa Sagawa, who resigned as National Tax ... Yamaguchi
INDIAN WELLS — Naomi Osaka ripped through her second big scalp of the week in taking out Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-3, 6-2. The big-hitting 20-year-old is right at home on the slow hard-courts of the desert, just like another star with a big game, CoCo Vandeweghe. The Californian began her campaign ... Yamaguchi
OSAKA – A Japanese team of physicians won approval Friday from an Osaka University panel for its plan to carry out the world's first clinical study for treating heart failure with sheets of cardiac muscle cells created from so-called iPS cells. Given the panel's approval for the regenerative medicine project, ... Yamaguchi
INDIAN WELLS, Calif.—Naomi Osaka is winning matches like an experienced veteran at the ripe old age of 20. The latest example of her early maturity came on Wednesday night, at the BNP Paribas Open, when she ousted former No. 1 Maria Sharapova, 6-4, 6-4. "I didn't think it was a complete loss when ... Yamaguchi
Osaka is the birthplace of Jazz in Japan, and there's no better way to take in the sights and a cover of 'On The Sunny Side of the Street' than to hop aboard the Tombori River Jazz Boat. This 40-minute cruise takes you through many of the city's iconic locations (traffic free) and boasts a fantastic 4-piece jazz ... Yamaguchi
Regardless of your dietary requirements, there's an experience fit for every foodie - from settling in to a traditional degustation at a Michelin star restaurant to sampling the freshest sashimi grade tuna at a busy fish market…it won't take you long to learn why Osaka is known for kuidaore (eating until you ... Yamaguchi
OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police have arrested a 57-year-old man for allegedly leaving the corpse of his older brother the residence they shared in Ibaraki City, reports Mainichi Broadcasting System (Feb. 21). According to police, Yoshihiro Saigo has been accused of leaving the corpse of his brother ... Yamaguchi
A little less than five years after moving its U.S. headquarters into BBVA Compass Plaza at 2200 Post Oak, a Japanese gas company is moving to another building less than five minutes away. Osaka Gas Resources America Corp., a subsidiary of Japanese utility company Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., will relocate ... Yamaguchi
The suspect has been named in Japanese media as Yevgeniy Vasilievich Bayraktar, 26, of New York. He was arrested last week on suspicion of illegally confining the woman to another short-term rental property in Osaka's Higashinari ward. The woman, 27, went missing after telling a friend on 15 February ... Yamaguchi
One of major destinations in the country is Osaka. It is the third largest city of the Land of the Rising Sun. It could offer several representations of why the country must be among your must-visit destinations. In fact, by roaming around the metro, whether in the morning or at night, you can already enjoy a lot of ... Yamaguchi
KOBE – Severed arms, legs and a torso were found in mountainous areas of Kyoto and Osaka on Monday two days after police discovered a human head during a search for a missing Japanese woman last seen with an American tourist. The police found the body parts in the town of Shimamoto, Osaka ... Yamaguchi
In Osaka, the lineup runs to 30 beers, and is usually, but not exclusively, drawn from domestic brewers. While the brewers change, you'll find a range of staples that includes ales, IPAs, stouts and pilsners. On a recent visit, a smooth pilsner from Daisen G Beer in Tottori Prefecture stood out from the pack, ... Yamaguchi
Yamane is an Osaka native who has been awarded a cavaliere (knighthood) by the Italian government for his work in promoting the culture of Italy — especially its food — in Japan. His culinary company takes its name from the Florentine bridge and he's bequeathed the name to each one of his upscale ... Yamaguchi
OSAKA – Nearly three years after voters narrowly rejected an effort backed by Osaka Ishin no Kai (One Osaka) to restructure two dozen wards in the city of Osaka into fewer but larger, more autonomous zones, the party is gearing up for one more try despite a tight political schedule, uncertain public support ... Yamaguchi
Welcome to the WrestlingINC's viewing party for NJPW New Beginning in Osaka! We will be providing live ongoing coverage with quick results of matches and any important segments. In the U.S. the show starts early Saturday morning at 3am ET / 12AM PT. All of you can chime in with your thoughts ... Yamaguchi
Today's action takes place in Osaka's Edion Arena Osaka, kicking off at a brisk 3AM Eastern / 12AM Pacific, and is headlined by Kazuchika Okada defending his IWGP Heavyweight Championship against SANADA and it's all Los Ingobernables de Japon vs. Chaos from there as we have no less then five ... Yamaguchi
While the Osaka route will be the aircraft's first regularly scheduled service, the initial -10s will be flown in advance on selected flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training. The airline will be the first to operate the -10. SIA has 49 -10s on order. The airline is not revealing how many are scheduled ... Yamaguchi
Google has revealed that it's building a second Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Japan. The new region, which will be based in Osaka, is scheduled to open in 2019 and follows the company's first Japanese region, which opened in Tokyo in late 2016. “It will make it easier for Japanese companies to ... Yamaguchi
MORIGUCHI, Osaka Prefecture--A company with only four employees is seeking to extend its Olympic medal streak at the Pyeongchang Winter Games opening Feb. 9. Material Sports Inc. is the manufacturer of the ID one skis used by some of the top mogul skiers in the world, including Mikael Kingsbury of ... Yamaguchi
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines' (SIA) has picked Osaka, Japan as the first destination for its new Boeing 787-10 fleet. The national carrier announced on Thursday (Feb 8), that services are expected to begin in May 2018. SIA will be the world's first airline to operate the 787-10 fleet and has ordered 49 ... Yamaguchi
Wrestle Kingdom and New Year Dash were also great events and a big success. Coming off of New Beginning In Sapporo, there are three championship matches for New Beginning In Osaka on February 10, with the biggest prize in the land on the line in the main event. It's a night for Los Ingobernables De ... Yamaguchi
OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police are searching for a man who stabbed a male commuter at a rail station in Taisho Ward on Wednesday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Feb. 7). At around 6:50 a.m., the perpetrator used a knife or similar object to stab the commuter, a 34-year-old resident of Itami City, ... Yamaguchi
Jiji Press OSAKA (Jiji Press) — James Murren, chairman and chief executive officer of major U.S. casino operator MGM Resorts International, on Tuesday expressed the firm's hope to open an integrated resort in Osaka. MGM Resorts intends to set up a consortium led by Japanese companies to operate an ... Yamaguchi
The new museum can be found in Osaka's Minamihorie district. It features 16 different types of drone from a range of manufacturers inside of Japan and from abroad.There's a little something for everyone in the drone industry here, with drones ranging from palm-sized bots to massive crop duster drones. Yamaguchi
OSAKA – Osaka Prefecture will launch a campaign to get World Heritage status for Taiyo no To (Tower of the Sun), a symbol of the 1970 World Expo, Gov. Ichiro Matsui said. With Osaka aiming to host the 2025 World Expo, it would be ideal for the tower, located in the city of Suita, to be added to the World ... Yamaguchi


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