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.

Sumo : Kotoshogiku Keeps Promise To Wife By Winning Tournament

Sumo : Kotoshogiku keeps promise to wife by winning tournamentOzeki Kotoshogiku’s victory in the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament kept a vow he made to his future bride and honored a grandfather who had secretly fed him turtle blood.
Kotoshogiku, 32, became the first Japan-born wrestler in a decade to capture the Emperor’s Cup when he won the January tournament with a 14-1 record.

Japan's Rugby Team Bank On Business Of Winning

Japan's rugby team bank on business of winningJapan’s stunning success at last year’s Rugby World Cup could prove a double-edged sword as they look to kick on from their hat-trick of pool victories in England.
A jaw-dropping upset over South Africa put the perennial flops firmly on the map, but the challenge now will be to build a solid fan base at home—where the sport has struggled to compete with baseball and soccer—as Japan gears up to host the 2019 tournament.