Honda, Kagawa Picked For World Cup Qualifier Against Australia

Honda, Kagawa picked for World Cup qualifier against AustraliaKeisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were picked Thursday in Japan’s 26-man squad for the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Australia next month.

Japan has 13 points in Group B of Asian qualifying and can clinch its fifth straight World Cup appearance with a draw against Australia on June 4 at Saitama Stadium.

Night Imaging Capabilities Of Sony Xperia Z Shown Off Against Galaxy Note 2 And Nexus 4

Sony Xperia Z SO-02E gets priced in JapanWant to see the beautiful city of Paris captured by the Sony Xperia Z at night? Well check out the video below. It shows how well it fares against some of the competition, including the Galaxy Note 2 and Nexus 4. The video also switches audio between the phones so you can see how each compares. It’s best to view this one in full screen in 720p or 1080p so you can really tell the difference between them.

Tennis: Soeda Warns Japan Against Complacency In Davis Cup

Tennis: Soeda warns Japan against complacency in Davis CupGo Soeda says there will be no room for complacency when Japan plays Indonesia this week in its first Davis Cup tie of the season.

Japan will be missing ace Kei Nishikori, who is sitting out the three-day Asia-Oceania Zone Group 1 tie starting Friday at Ariake Colosseum to focus on his recovery from a left knee problem.

Toyota Packing For Peru : A Race Against Time

Toyota Packing for Peru : A Race Against TimeToyota Motorsport is engaged in a race of a different kind as the newly crowned South African off road champions grapple with the herculean task of packing some six tons of spares and equipment for the 2013 Dakar Rally in South America in January.

Dragons Open Final Stage With Win Against League Champs

Dragons open final stage with win against league champsThe Chunichi Dragons won Game 1 of the Central League Climax Series' final stage 3-1 against league champion Yomiuri on Wednesday, erasing the Giants' automatic one-win advantage.

Ryosuke Hirata broke a 1-1 tie with a sixth-inning RBI single as the Dragons, who finished 10-1/2 games back of the Giants in the regular season, prevailed at Tokyo Dome.

Protests Growing Against Deployment Of Osprey In Japan

Protests growing against deployment of Osprey in JapanProtests are growing across the nation against the U.S. Marine Corps' planned deployment of vertical takeoff and landing Osprey aircraft in Japan.

In response, the National Governors' Association has adopted a resolution expressing opposition to the deployment of the aircraft in Japan.

Formula One Star Mark Webber Completes A Race Against Gravity Ahead Of Canadian Grand Prix

Formula One Star Mark Webber Completes a Race Against Gravity Ahead Of Canadian Grand PrixFormula One driver and Monaco Grand Prix winner Mark Webber continued performing at the very highest level today - starring in a dramatic race against gravity with Red Bull Air Force Manager Jon DeVore.

The Red Bull Racing star, fresh from his brilliant win in Monte Carlo two weeks ago, put his freefalling skills to the test by taking skydiving lessons at a Montreal wind tunnel from DeVore. From there, they swapped roles at a nearby race circuit where the Australian racer taught the Red Bull Air Race star the art of performance driving aboard an Infiniti G37S.