Xperia Xz3 Wins 2019 If Design Award

Xperia XZ3 wins 2019 iF Design Award

Sony has a history of winning awards for design, and that is no different for its Xperia smartphones. Last year saw four Xperia products pick up iF Design Awards, including a Gold Award for the Xperia XZ1. This year, Sony is once again not empty-handed, as the Xperia XZ3 has won a 2019 iF Design Award. It's very much a worthy winner. The Xperia XZ3 was the first Sony phone to use an OLED display, and came with a seamless design appealing to the mass market including the use of a 3D curved display.

Naomi Osaka Wins Breakthrough Of The Year Award

Naomi Osaka wins Breakthrough of the Year Award

Tennis star Naomi Osaka's soaring success in 2018 has been rewarded with the Breakthrough of the Year prize at the Laureus World Sports Awards.

Winners of the prestigious awards were announced in Monaco on Monday. Osaka is the first Japanese to be honored since the Laureus awards began in 2000.

Hosoda's Anime Film "mirai" Wins Annie Award

Hosoda's anime film

Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda's film, "Mirai," won the Annie Award for Best Animated Independent Feature in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The award is often called the Oscar of animated films.
The category is for films shown at fewer than 1,000 theaters in the United States.

Ohtani Receives Rookie Award

Ohtani receives Rookie award

Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani has expressed his gratitude to his team after receiving the American League Rookie of the Year.

Ohtani attended the awards ceremony in New York on Saturday, along with last season's MVP winners -- Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox and Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Ohtani Wins Pro Sports Award

Ohtani wins pro sports award

Japanese two-way baseball player Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels has been awarded the grand prize by the Japan Professional Sports Association for his notable performance in Major League Baseball.

At a ceremony in Tokyo on Thursday, Ohtani received this year's Japan Pro Sports Award.

Japanese Writer Wins Top Us Literary Award

Japanese writer wins top US literary award

A novel by a Japanese writer has been picked for the translation category of this year's National Book Awards, the most prestigious US literary prize.

"The Emissary," written in Japanese by Yoko Tawada, was presented the award at a ceremony in New York on Wednesday.

Ohtani Shortlisted For Al Rookie Of The Year Award

Ohtani shortlisted for AL Rookie of the Year Award

In Major League Baseball, Japanese 2-way player Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels has been chosen as one of the finalists for the American League's Rookie of the Year Award.

Ohtani was named on Monday as one of the 3 final candidates, based on a poll by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The winner will be named on November 12th.

Yonezu Kenshi's 'lemon' Wins Best Theme Song At Tokyo Drama Award

Yonezu Kenshi's 'Lemon' wins Best Theme Song at Tokyo Drama Award

Yonezu Kenshi's "Lemon" has won the 'Best Theme Song' award at the 'Tokyo Drama Award 2018.' 

The 'Tokyo Drama Award' recognizes excellent dramas that the Japanese want to show the world and have the possibility of doing well overseas. "Lemon" was used as the theme song for the TBS drama 'Unnatural' (January 2018) starring Ishihara Satomi. He accepted a trophy at the award ceremony held on October 25 at Tokyo Prince Hotel. 

Ikee Back In Japan With Mvp Award

Ikee back in Japan with MVP award

Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee says she gained confidence from the 2018 Asian Games, where she won 6 gold medals and was named the Most Valuable Player.

The 18-year-old swimming sensation got a warm welcome upon her arrival at Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Monday, after attending an award ceremony in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.

The Pv For Obukuro Nariaki's 'selfish' Wins Spotlight Award In Short Shorts Film Festival

The PV for Obukuro Nariaki's 'Selfish' wins Spotlight Award in Short Shorts Film Festival

The PV for Obukuro Nariaki's song "Selfish" has won the 'Spotlight Award' in the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018. 

The 'Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia' is an international film festival founded by actor Bessho Tetsuya. On the PV, he commented, "The story and music become one stirring the hearts of those who watch it. The film quality of the footage sublimates the worldview of Obukuro-san's verses to a fresh yet nostalgic cinematic world."

Xperia Xz1 Picks Up If Gold Design Award – Vindicates Use Of Bezels

Xperia XZ1 picks up iF Gold Design Award – vindicates use of bezels

The prestigious iF Design Awards were recently announced for 2018, and it was great to see three of Sony Mobile's handsets pick up awards. The Xperia XZ1 picked up top honours, winning an iF Gold Design Award – the only smartphone out of all manufacturers to pick up the accolade. Two other handsets also won a normal iF Design Award including the Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia XZ Premium.