TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese players will be barred from competing in the Chinese Table Tennis Super League, possibly until the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a source at the Japan Table Tennis Association said Thursday.
The CTTSL has decided on a policy of no foreign paddlers, according to the source, who said that women's world No. 6 and current Asian champion Miu Hirano was recently notified of the move by the Chinese club that she was scheduled to play for.
HONG KONG--A nearly 900-year-old porcelain Song dynasty bowl smashed the world auction record for Chinese ceramics on Tuesday, selling for HK$294.3 million ($37.68 million) at a Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong.
The small, blue-green item broke the previous record, also set in a sale in Hong Kong, when a 500-year-old imperial "chicken" cup from the Ming dynasty Chenghua period sold for HK$281.2 million ($36.0 million) in 2014, Sotheby's said.
Acura has released the first pictures of the TLX-L ahead of a rumored debut at Chengdu Motor Show later this month.
Previewed by a concept earlier this year, the production model has a familiar design but adopts a slightly less aggressive front bumper and angular fog lights. Of course, the biggest change is the car's extended wheelbase which helps to create a spacious rear passenger compartment.
The Japanese Coast Guard says Chinese patrol ships have for the first time entered Japan's territorial waters off northern Kyushu in western Japan.
Coast Guard officials say a Chinese patrol ship entered waters southwest of Tsushima island in Nagasaki Prefecture at around 11:50 AM Saturday. It left about 30 minutes later after being warned by the Japanese Coast Guard.
Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cheng Yonghua stated that he sees the "One Belt, One Road" economic-zone initiative as a favorable business opportunity for Japan, in an exclusive interview with the Mainichi Shimbun on May 17.
In the interview, Ambassador Cheng said, "I believe that markets such as infrastructure construction, energy and transportation (that will emerge from the economic zone) will present huge business chances for Japan," and that he looks for cooperation and understanding from Japan.
Police in Tokyo have arrested 5 Chinese nationals on suspicion of breaking into homes in the wider Tokyo area and stealing property and cash worth nearly 90,000 dollars.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department says the 5 entered Japan saying they would enroll in a Japanese language school, but attended hardly any lessons.
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp (TMEIC) announced April 19, 2017, that it has received orders for three units of the "TMBBM" busbar bonding machine from Triumph PV Materials Ltd (a China-based solar panel manufacturer).
Triumph PV Materials will introduce the TMBBM to its production line for CIGS solar panels. It is a solar panel manufacturer affiliated with China National Building Materials Group Corp.
DAZAIFU, Fukuoka Prefecture--A city government video here is warning Chinese tourists on minding their manners as well as offering them sightseeing tips.
Visitors to the famed tourist destination are advised not to toss cigarettes on the ground and also shown an illustration on the do's and don'ts of using a toilet.
Tokyo police have put 2 Chinese women on a nationwide wanted list on suspicion of vandalizing a shrine in the city with an oil-like liquid substance.
Investigators at the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department suspect that the 2 women applied a liquid, which appeared to be oil, a total of 15 times on 4 structures, including a gate and a gateway, at Meiji Shrine in the morning of April 3rd.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday expressed his desire to bring relations with Japan back to the right track of development, during a meeting with a business delegation from Tokyo led by a former longtime lawmaker.
"This year is the 45th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between China and Japan, and China attaches great importance to China-Japan ties," Li said.