Nine-year-old Girl Faces World's Top Go Player

Nine-year-old girl faces world's top go player

A nine-year-old girl who is set to become the youngest professional player of the board game go in Japan has played the world's top-ranked female player.

The Japan Go Association, or Nihon Ki-in, decided to induct Sumire Nakamura as a professional under a special quota for gifted young amateurs.

Oricon Reveals '10th Ideal Faces Chosen By Men' Ranking

Oricon reveals '10th ideal faces chosen by men' ranking

Oricon has revealed its "10th ideal faces chosen by men" ranking. 

This year's number one spot went to actor Takenouchi Yutaka who is the oldest to top the ranking at 47 years old. This position was previously held by Takeuchi Ryoma, Mukai Osamu, Kimura Takuya, and Dean Fujioka. 

Japanese Boxing Federation Faces Allegations

Japanese boxing federation faces allegations

The Japan Amateur Boxing Federation is facing a wide range of allegations of misconduct, including the inappropriate use of grant money.

More than 300 people with links to the sport made the allegations. They called on the Japan Sports Agency, the Japan Sport Council, and other institutions to open an investigation.

2018 Nissan Leaf Faces Much Stiffer Competition Than Its Predecessor, But Then Again, It Promises To Be Better All Around

2018 Nissan Leaf faces much stiffer competition than its predecessor, but then again, it promises to be better all aroundThe 2018 Nissan Leaf faces much stiffer competition than its predecessor, but then again, it promises to be better all around.

From the new exterior design to the significantly updated cabin, the zero-emission hatchback might very well be the one that could convince a number of people to spend their money on an EV, WhatCar notes in their review.

After Successful First Year, Kyoto Railway Museum Faces Challenge

After successful first year, Kyoto Railway Museum faces challenge

KYOTO--The Kyoto Railway Museum attracted a higher-than-expected 1.5 million visitors in its first year of operation, but maintaining that momentum will be an uphill battle.

The museum in the city's Shimogyo Ward made efforts to bring in people of all ages. However, the visitor numbers were helped by the fact that the ancient capital is one of the most popular sightseeing areas in Japan.

Hanyu Faces Stiff Battle With Friend Fernandez

Hanyu faces stiff battle with friend FernandezSpain’s Javier Fernandez will be looking to end Japan star Yuzuru Hanyu’s three-year reign as ISU Grand Prix Final champion starting Thursday, with Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva defending her women’s crown in Marseille.
There were tears as Fernandez finished runner-up in front of his adoring fans in the previous two editions in Barcelona as training partner Hanyu, 21, surged to an unprecedented third straight title last year.