Previous National Security Boss Okazaki Bites The Dust At 73

Former national wellbeing boss Okazaki bites the dust at 73Tomiko Okazaki, a previous executive of the National Public Safety Commission and vice president of the Democratic Party of Japan, passed on Sunday at a doctor's facility in Sendai, as per the gathering's Miyagi Prefecture section. She was 73.
Okazaki, a previous anchorwoman of a nearby communicating station in Miyagi, acquired a seat in the House of Councilors race in 1990 on the ticket of the dead Japan Socialist Party.

Former Idoling!!! Member Ito Yuna To Become An Idol Group Producer

Former Idoling!!! member Ito Yuna to become an idol group producerFormer Idoling!!! member Ito Yuna will become an idol group producer.
Ito graduated from Idoling!!! and retired from showbiz in April of 2015. As a college student, she started up a company called TKMK last December and currently serves as its manager. Utilizing her own experiences as an idol, she will make her way backstage and produce female idol groups.

Baseball: Former Home Run King Rhodes Faces Long Road To Hall Of Fame

Baseball: Former home run king Rhodes faces long road to Hall of FameAlthough he was the most productive foreign import to grace Japanese pro ball, it seems there is little chance Tuffy Rhodes will be inducted into Japan's Baseball Hall of Fame anytime soon.
In 2001, Rhodes became the second player after legendary slugger Sadaharu Oh to hit 55 home runs in a season. And though he didn't break Oh's record, Rhodes accomplished his milestone in the heat of a pennant race, while Oh's team was well out of it when he hit 55 in 1964.

Former Nintendo Engineer Explains Why The Ds Was Created

Former Nintendo Engineer Explains Why The DS Was CreatedWhile Nintendo’s Game Boy is probably one of the more iconic handheld consoles of all time, the Nintendo DS has done pretty well for itself. In fact ever since its release, the console has sold millions upon millions of units, and we also saw future iterations of the device in the form of the Nintendo 3DS and the 2DS.

Former Abductee Calls For Return Of Other Japanese

Former abductee calls for return of other JapaneseA Japanese woman who was kidnapped by North Korea has called for renewed efforts to bring back other abductees.
Hitomi Soga returned to Japan in October 2002 with 4 other abductees. They had been in North Korea for 24 years. Their return followed a summit between Japan and North Korea.

Former Sony Exec Thinks The Ps Vita Arrived On The Market ‘too Late’

Former Sony Exec Thinks The PS Vita Arrived On The Market ‘Too Late’When it comes to handheld consoles, Nintendo’s DS/3DS lineup has been pretty successful. Now Sony has attempted to steal some market share with their PS Vita, but unfortunately it didn’t quite capture the market in the same way. In fact last year Sony said that there weren’t plans for a successor, and earlier this year there were rumors that it could have been discontinued.

Baseball: Yanks' Tanaka Outduels Former Teammate Iwakuma To Earn 11th Win

Baseball: Yanks' Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma to earn 11th winMasahiro Tanaka worked seven scoreless innings to outduel former teammate Hisashi Iwakuma and earn the win as the New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-0 on Wednesday.
Tanaka (11-4), who succeeded Iwakuma as the ace of the Rakuten Eagles in Nippon Professional Baseball's Pacific League, turned in a vintage performance, consistently getting ahead of hitters and becoming a bulldog with runners in scoring position.

Commercial Complex Opens On Former Akasaka Prince Site In Tokyo

Commercial complex opens on former Akasaka Prince site in TokyoA major commercial complex of Seibu Holdings Inc., including an upscale hotel, opened Wednesday in central Tokyo on the site of the former Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka.

The Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho commercial complex in Chiyoda Ward has offices, shops, restaurants and apartment units along with the 250-room hotel, The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho.