Kyoto University Demonstrates Competition-winning Rescue Robot

Kyoto University demonstrates competition-winning rescue robot

Kyoto University demonstrated on Tuesday a competition-winning rescue robot that can find and rescue people from buildings during a disaster.

The robot Fuhga -- around 25 centimeters tall and some 60 cm wide -- is equipped with two caterpillar legs and a long arm installed on the center of its body with a clutcher-type instrument attached at its end that can grab hold of people.

Youngest Ever Shogi Pro Extends Record Winning Run

Youngest ever shogi pro extends record winning run

The youngest-ever professional player of the Japanese board game shogi, 14-year-old Sota Fujii, has stretched his run of official consecutive victories to a fresh record of 17.

Fujii made headlines last month when he broke an earlier record of 10 straight wins in the game, which is often called Japan's version of chess. Since then he has continued to dominate.

Udpate1: Baseball: Kawasaki Makes Winning Return On Throwback Night

UDPATE1: Baseball: Kawasaki makes winning return on throwback night

On a night when both teams were sporting throwback uniforms, the SoftBank Hawks introduced a throwback player, former big leaguer Munenori Kawasaki in Friday's 3-1 Pacific League win over the Orix Buffaloes.

A crowd of 22,293 witnessed the return of the Hawks' fan favorite on a night when the Buffaloes sported the red, white and blue of the defunct Kintetsu Buffaloes, while the Fukuoka-based Hawks wore the green of their Osaka-based forbearers, the Nankai Hawks.

Sumo: Mongolian Yokozuna Off To Winning Start At New Year Tourney

Sumo: Mongolian yokozuna off to winning start at New Year tourneySumo's three Mongolian yokozuna had convincing wins on Sunday as the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament got under way before Japan's emperor and empress.
Kakuryu, who won his third career title in most-recent November tourney, was never troubled against Tochinoshin, latching onto a left overarm belt hold before sending the Georgian komusubi sprawling with a pulling throw for his 20th win in their career 21 meetings.

Chef's Winning Hamburger On Japan Soccer Team's Rio Menu

Chef's winning hamburger on Japan soccer team's Rio menuTo play at the highest level one needs to eat at the highest level.
So Japan's national soccer team is taking team chef Yoshiteru Nishi with them to the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Athletes tend to lose their appetite overseas and feel out of shape and Nishi, 54, has a simple formula to fix this problem.

Award Winning Food Writer Becomes Brand Ambassador For Mitsubishi Motors

Award Winning Food Writer Becomes Brand Ambassador For Mitsubishi MotorsMitsubishi Motors in the UK has announced that award-winning food writer Charlotte Pike has become their latest Brand Ambassador.
Charlotte, who is currently working on her fifth cookery book and has appeared on numerous TV programmes, picked up the keys to her new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle at Melksham Mitsubishi, her local dealership which has a five-star rating for customer service with 100 per cent of customers recommending them.

Nissan Continues Its Duet With Nbc’s Emmy Award Winning “the Voice”

Nissan continues its duet with NBC’s Emmy Award Winning “The Voice”Nissan will be there to celebrate with its fans when Season 10 of NBC's "The Voice" opens tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
Returning for a fourth season as the premiere automotive sponsor of NBC's popular singing competition, the partnership again includes a combination of broadcast and online vignettes featuring "The Voice" coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Watch for the first of four vignettes from Nissan to debut in April.

Award-winning Novelist Yuko Tsushima Dies At 68

Award-winning novelist Yuko Tsushima dies at 68Award-winning novelist Yuko Tsushima died Thursday at a hospital in Tokyo due to lung cancer, her family said. She was 68.
Tsushima was the second daughter of famed novelist Osamu Dazai, who committed suicide when she was 1 year old.