Recreation And Leisure

Japan courts Trump using emperor, first lady's birthday

Apr 20, 2019

Without close friends in Asia, Japan's prime minister is seen using every opportunity, even the emperor's accession, to court President Donald Trump

Ichiro turns down Japanese government award for third time

Apr 5, 2019

For the third time, baseball star Ichiro Suzuki has turned down a prestigious Japanese government award handed to top Japanese in sports, entertainment, and culture

Alvarez, Johnson aiming to dominate in One Championship

Mar 28, 2019

Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson will make their One Championship debuts when the mixed martial arts promotion's first show takes place at Ryogoku Kokugikan

Japanese woman honored by Guinness as oldest person at 116

Mar 9, 2019

A 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello is being honored as the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records

Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker for designs blending East, West

Mar 6, 2019

Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, credited with innovatively blending East and West, has been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize

Beijing's Forbidden City illuminated for Lantern Festival

Feb 20, 2019

Beijing's Forbidden City has been illuminated and opened to the public for night visits for the first time to celebrate China's Lantern Festival

Nintendo chief: Seeking growth sources as Switch sales slow

Feb 1, 2019

Nintendo chief says company to count on business outside the game sector as sales of its Switch console machines fall short of forecasts

Nintendo's quarterly profit rises on hit Switch games

Jan 31, 2019

Nintendo, the Japanese video game maker behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises, is reporting a 25 percent jump in fiscal third quarter profit, boosted by the popularity of games for its Switch console

China plans major cut in number of Everest climbers

Jan 21, 2019

China says it will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Everest from the northern face by 1/3 this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world's highest peak

Thai military chief urges loyalty ahead of expected election

Jan 18, 2019

Thailand's military has held its annual Armed Forces Day parade as the country prepares for expected elections more than four years after soldiers overthrew an elected government