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Haruki Murakami’s ‘Underground’ still holds chilling lessons about Japan

Japan: Culture - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:38
Haruki Murakami's sole foray into journalism, "Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche," celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. What lessons does it ...

‘The Journey’: Jiro Osaragi depicts a society coming to grips with defeat and occupation

Japan: Culture - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:36
Jiro Osaragi's "The Journey" is an intriguing literary and psychological depiction of a society coming to grips with the aftermath of defeat and occupation.

There’s a story for every taste in ‘Speculative Japan 4’

Japan: Culture - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:34
"Speculative Japan 4" is the latest in Kumamoto-based Kurodahan Press' mission to bring the best of Japanese science fiction and fantasy to the English-speaking world.

JAXA confirms tiny robots from Hayabusa2 landed on asteroid

News from Japan - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:32
A pair of tiny robots released by the Hayabusa2 space probe touched down Saturday on an asteroid 300 million km from Earth, JAXA said.The cylinder-shaped ...

Ryukyu delivers impressive defensive effort against Nagoya in The Terrific 12 semifinals

Japan: Sports - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:10
The Ryukyu Golden Kings jumped out to a big lead in the first quarter and played stellar defense against the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins throughout the ...

Four-car crash leaves four dead, four injured in Aomori

News from Japan - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:05
Four people were killed and four others were injured early Saturday in a four-car accident in Tsugaru, Aomori Prefecture, the police said.Two of the vehicles ...

Reysol, Sagan play to 1-1 draw

Japan: Sports - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 05:54
Two teams arrived at Sankyo Frontier Kashiwa Stadium in desperate need of a win on Saturday afternoon, and neither found what they were looking for ...

Monster Strike The Movie: Sora no Kanata Anime Film's Clip Streamed

Anime News Network - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 04:45
Film opens in Japan on October 5

Foreign Minister Taro Kono joins female foreign minister conference to highlight Abe’s stance on women’s empowerment

News from Japan - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 04:38
Foreign Minister Taro Kono found himself the only man at a photo session Friday on the first day of a two-day meeting of female foreign ...

Giants ace Tomoyuki Sugano tosses sixth shutout of season

Japan: Sports - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 04:21
Right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano pitched his sixth shutout of the season as the third-place Yomiuri Giants beat the second-place Tokyo Yakult Swallows 5-0 in the Central ...

Dragon Ball FighterZ Game Previews Android 17 in Video

Anime News Network - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 04:15
Character is 8th DLC character for fighting game

Dōkyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. Feline Anime's Teasers Reveal Main Cast, Composer

Anime News Network - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 03:50
Kensho Ono, Haruka Yamazaki voice novelist & his cat; In This Corner of the World's Kotoringo pens music

Kenjiro Tsuda Voices Villain Overhaul in My Hero Academia Anime

Anime News Network - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 03:43
Character appeared in penultimate episode of 3rd season on Saturday

Crunchyroll Adds RErideD TV Anime's 1st 4 Episodes on Saturday

Anime News Network - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 03:32
Anime premieres on Japanese TV on October 3

Sumo 101: Senshuraku

Japan: Sports - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 03:26
The last day of a sumo tournament is called senshuraku and it’s packed with all kinds of ceremonies and events not seen over the preceding ...

Former wrestling official Kazuhito Sakae files defamation suit against Kaori Icho’s coach

Japan: Sports - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 03:17
Kazuhito Sakae, the prominent wrestling coach who came under fire for harassing four-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho, has filed a defamation suit against another coach ...

Tetsuya Nomura: Kingdom Hearts Will Not End with Kingdom Hearts III

Anime News Network - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 03:15
Stage event at Tokyo Game Show reveals boss battle details, confirms secret movie, characters' ages

Hakuho wins record 41st title

Japan: Sports - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 03:01
Yokozuna Hakuho made history twice at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, claiming a record 41st Emperor’s Cup with his 1,000th victory in the ...

Reduce the cost of rising interest rates on savings, investment and more

Singapore: Today - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 03:00
Richard Hartung0 sec agoInterest rates have continued to rise this year, costing homeowners more for their mo

Virtua Racing Game Added to Sega Ages Project for Switch

Anime News Network - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 02:45
Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Force IV launched on Switch for project on September 20