Panasonic Corp. said Wednesday it will provide its solar cells and lithium-ion batteries to a solar-powered car developed by a Tokai University team which will compete in the 2011 World Solar Challenge in Australia, one of the largest solar-powered car races in the world.
Public prosecutors demanded on Monday a prison term of six years for a former sumo wrestler charged with extorting 3.5 million yen in hush money from former ozeki Kotomitsuki in connection with illegal gambling on professional baseball games.
Naoki Yamada marked his first start for Japan's Under-22s in style on Wednesday, scoring one goal and creating the other as Takashi Sekizuka's side beat Egypt's U-22s 2-1 in a warm-up for the final round of qualifiers for next year's London Olympics.
Japan Under-22 coach Takashi Sekizuka is hoping Premier League giants Arsenal soften their stance and make teenage striker Ryo Miyaichi available for the final round of qualifiers for next year's London Olympics.
Borussia Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa returned to Japan on Sunday determined to make a winning comeback to the national team in Wednesday's World Cup qualifying warm-up against archrivals South Korea in Sapporo.
Michihiro Ogasawara went 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Shun Tono held the damage to two runs in eight innings and the Yomiuri Giants continued their hot streak with a 5-2 win over the Hiroshima Carp on Saturday.
Japan Football League general secretary Keizo Kato said Thursday he will remind JFL clubs to implement stricter measures in order to avoid a reoccurrence of the untimely and tragic death at 34 of former Japan defender Naoki Matsuda following a heart attack.